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#5359 of 5565 Re: 2002 elantra gls [drgums]
Oct 19, 2008 (4:03 pm)
There was a TSB for the exhaust manifold on some 2002 Elantras. Hyundai extended the warranty on it to 100k miles. I don't recall if it's just for the first owner but I don't think so. You might ask the owner if it was ever replaced. The other thing that you may know about already is that the car has a timing belt, and the replacement interval is 60k miles. So the 60k service is fairly pricey.
I had a 2001 Elantra GLS which is basically the same car, and it was a great car for me, and now my sister. It's 8 years old now and still running great at 60k miles, and if my son hadn't sideswiped it in the driveway it would still look great.
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Nov 03, 2008 (1:11 pm)
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#5361 of 5565 RE:Vibrations [jimbodriver1]
Nov 09, 2008 (7:45 am)
I have had my 2006 Hyundai Elantra a little over a month now. I am so dissatisified. I too, feel an overall vibration in my car ( gas pedal, brakes, passenger seat). I have taken it to two dealerships and they say it is normal. After I have driven the car, my leg is sore from the vibration. I believe it needs new motor mounts, so I'm going to take it to a mechanic to see what he thinks. There is no way this is normal because I have not seen to many idiling problems with this car, mainly while driving in speeds of 50-60 mph. I have just invested in new Michelin tires Primacy MXV4, very expensive tires. I have had it balanced, rotated, and aligned. Can the motor mounts go bad after 50,000 miles? I want to enjoy driving this vehicle if only the vibrations would stop. Any suggestions?
#5362 of 5565 RE:Vibrations [jrwhite]
Nov 09, 2008 (10:13 am)
"There is no way this is normal because I have not seen to many idiling problems with this car, mainly while driving in speeds of 50-60 mph."
From experience, speed related vibration is usually caused by a problem with the wheels or tires. Check for: dented/out of round wheels; out of round tires, out of balace tires. Motor mount problems usually shows/manifest at: Idle, shifting gears; acceleration or deceleration. My guess is that you may have a wheel problem.
Last year I had a new set of Michelin tires installed and balanced (on my van) at Costco only to find out that the steering wheel vibrates at 65 mph. I took it to work and balanced the tires myself. Problem fixed. That tells me that the Costco tire balancer is out of calibration.
#5363 of 5565 low beam light bulb change on 05 elantra
Dec 10, 2008 (6:39 am)
both the low beam bulbs on my husband's elantra went out. My husband was able to change the passenger side one without problem. Does he have to remove the battery to change the driver side or is there an easier way. Any help would be appreciated.
#5364 of 5565 Re: low beam light bulb change on 05 elantra [nj2pa2nc]
Dec 10, 2008 (7:52 am)
The headlamp assembly comes out the front for bulb removal. The passenger side can be done in place, but not the drivers side. Check the owners manual for instructions on this, they are under the maintenance section. If I recall correctly, two or three 10mm nuts are removed and the whole headlight assembly comes forward.
#5365 of 5565 Re: low beam light bulb change on 05 elantra [nj2pa2nc]
Dec 10, 2008 (11:01 am)
While I have always changed both bulbs from the back (and the driver's side is really difficult), I heard recently that there is a screw behind the headlight assembly that needs to be removed to take out the whole thing; the two on the top won't do it by themselves. Good luck.
#5366 of 5565 wiper blades
Dec 27, 2008 (4:48 pm)
I have a 2001 elantra, from what I have read so quite a few of you have blade issues. Here is my most recent. The passenger side arm quit working? Are they on independent motors? I'm not sure what to start looking for to fix the problem. Any advice would be great.
#5367 of 5565 Re: wiper blades [cthom]
Dec 29, 2008 (9:19 am)
On my wife's '01, the nut holding the wiper arm down on the drivers side came loose recently. Now, it didn't stop working but the pressure - wiping ability - against the windshield was greatly reduced. I just tightened it up with a small wrench. So you might check that out.
AFAIK there's a single motor driving both arms.
#5368 of 5565 Re: low beam light bulb change on 05 elantra [dovid2]
Jan 08, 2009 (2:11 pm)
My husband removed the battery which made it very easy to change the driver's side low beam bulb.