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#5546 of 5569 Re: 2004 elantra gls, almost 74k, exhaust problem?? [jlflemmons]
Jul 08, 2011 (11:17 am)
Well the shop that did my timing belt/water pump replacement also tested and cleaned or flushed the fuel system. I'm honestly not sure how they do it or if it's any different than a cleaner you can buy at any auto parts store but it seemed to help, somewhat. I changed the fuel filter and that helped the chugging, most of the hesitation, and the severe lag when accelerating at a stop.
Still some hesitation, but now that the fuel filter's changed I can pinpoint it to when accelerating/switching into gear... I've kept up on the transmission fluid changes, but at the time I didn't know to make sure the repair shop used the Hyundai-specific fluid, so they used stuff that's compatible or comparable to OEM specs or something. I didn't know the apparent importance of Hyundai-specific/OEM fluids, I'm going to take it in to the local transmission shop & have them look at it... and at least replace the fluid.
Still no CEL, it's really fun trying to figure out my car and it's noises when it wont throw a CEL and I don't know a lot about cars, lol. Learning, though!
Thanks for your reply, jlflemmons
#5547 of 5569 Re: brakes sound [jpprivate]
Dec 06, 2011 (6:25 am)
Better late than never. My wife has a 2001 Elantra. I've fought this noise problem for 10 years. In 2011 I finally found the thumping (sometimes clicking, sometimes no sound for a year or more, then always comes back) problem. The wheel bolts are too long and the "closed" wheel nuts bottom out on the end of the nut. Thus the hub is not being held tightly against the wheel and can "wiggle" a little bit as the wheel rotates. When the brakes are being applied, this causes the hub to actually wobble enough to cause the noise. (not all of the nuts bottom out, so the wheel is only loose on one side, thus the wobble.)
#5548 of 5569 Dashboard lights out 2006 Elantra
Dec 27, 2011 (8:40 am)
I just replace the OEM radio with an aftermarket radio. When I turned on the lights I heard a pop and the dashboard lights do not work. I have checked the fuses but a little difficult without the owners manual. I checked the all of the wires and could not find anything wires that may have been pinched. Any ideas?
#5549 of 5569 Timing Belt Change at 10k miles?
Dec 30, 2011 (2:22 pm)
I have an 2006 Elantra GLS with the ABS, TCS, Moon Roof package that I bought new back in September of 2006. My wife drives the car, and believe it or not, as of right now it only has 9958 miles on it. I had it to the dealer today for a six month oil change (I have lifetime free oil changes, so why not?). The service rep was telling me that I needed to have the timing belt changed soon. He said that even though the car has less than 10,000 miles on it, he said it is past the 48 month recommended change time. I would like the thoughts and recommendations of the group on this. Should/does it need changing now or not? Also, what is to be expected cost wise to have the dealer do the change, and what extras are needed? Belts? Water pump?
#5550 of 5569 Re: Timing Belt Change at 10k miles? [gsakala]
Dec 30, 2011 (3:16 pm)
I have a 2002 Elantra GLS with 152,000 miles and it has all its original belts. FWIW.
#5551 of 5569 Re: Timing Belt Change at 10k miles? [gsakala]
Dec 30, 2011 (4:39 pm)
The engine in your elantra is an interference engine. If the belt break so will several valves. Might be better to spend $ now vs $$$$ later.
#5552 of 5569 Re: Timing Belt Change at 10k miles? [gsakala]
Dec 31, 2011 (6:49 am)
I have 2002 hyundai elantra. My mother-in-law has a 2005 Hyundai Accent and because she has put so few miles on it, under 5000, she figures she never needed to change her oil or anti-freeze in that time! Things do deteriorate with age.
I would change the belt because if it goes, as they use to say in Fram commercials, pay now or PAY later.
#5553 of 5569 Re: Timing Belt Change at 10k miles? [gsakala]
Jan 01, 2012 (5:22 am)
I have the exact same year and pkg model. Bought it in '09 with 26.3k miles for my daughter to use at school and her transportation in general. Even though it only had just shy of 45k miles I did all the belts last year at this time, literally a week before the original warranty expired at 5 yrs. While the alternator belt did show wear, the timing belt looked like it probably could have lasted a while longer but felt that it was money well spent - just in case with the original warranty - along with the other scheduled maintenance, and did I say that my daughter uses it at school?!!
My recommendation - do it, money well spent to keep a good car going.
#5554 of 5569 Re: Timing Belt Change at 10k miles? [jayess]
Jan 01, 2012 (1:33 pm)
I assume you had the other belts changed at the same time.
What about the water pump?
Do you remember what the timing belt change and what ever else you had done at that time cost?
#5555 of 5569 Re: Timing Belt Change at 10k miles? [gsakala]
Jan 02, 2012 (2:00 pm)
Yes I had all four belts changed, timing, alternator, PS and AC compressor. I inquired about the water pump since it's just the price of the part but my service guy, who has been very good and straight with me said he really couldn't see a reason to replace it since they tend to hold up. Total price was $373.47 incld. 7% PA tax. Seem to recall I had some sort of coupon which saved me $50. They also threw in a free oil change because I asked him to! We have two Sonatas and this Elantra maybe that had something to do with it. She was home last week and allowed me to drive the car, I still love it.