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Jul 11, 2001 (12:34 pm)
Please post your Elantra problems and share any solutions.
Jul 20, 2001 (2:50 pm)
I think the front windshield on my GT is cursed to attract flying rocks!
I have already had two good-sized rocks hit my windshield while driving about 75mph on the Interstate. Fortunately, the windshield must be of good manufacture, since each impact is merely a small 1 millimeter mark on the surface of the glass.
Do dent doctors remove these things too?
#3 of 3419 Auto Transmission
Jul 20, 2001 (4:35 pm)
My new 2001 Elantra with 650 miles seems to be shifting weird. Does anyone else notice between 2nd and 3rd gear an engine rpm increase of at least 1000 rpms before shifting into the next gear?
#4 of 3419 Repairing windshield dings
Jul 20, 2001 (4:43 pm)
Some auto glass companies use a resin compound to patch small nicks and cracks. I had it done with a crack on my previous car just to see how it would work, because the auto glass company (Abra) told me they would replace the glass and not charge for the patch work if I didn't like the results. Well, the small star-like crack was still noticeable after the repair, so I had the windshield replaced because I was going to sell the car and had full glass replacement coverage. So my advice is, be sure the auto glass company stands behind their work if you go the patch route. Abra warned me ahead of time that the patch might be noticeable, and that the main value of the resin repair is to seal the crack and prevent it from spreading.
#5 of 3419 Thanks, backy
Jul 21, 2001 (4:37 pm)
I think my dings are so small that a repair would probably do well. Thanks for the info.
#6 of 3419 Re: Auto tranny/riborn
Jul 23, 2001 (9:31 am)
I have a 2001 Elantra GT and the mornings I also notice a delay when the auto tranny shifts from 2nd to 3rd gear. I do not, however, notice a 1000 RPM increase in engine speed. The shift delay is very brief, usually only resulting a split-second revving before the shift occurs.
This shift delay only occurs when I use very light throttle pressure. If I'm giving the car a lot of gas the shifts are crisp. Also, after I've driven for 15 minutes or so the shift delay goes away.
I noticed the same dealy when I test-drove a different Elantra GT. Perhaps there is some sort of temperature control governing the tranny's shift patterns. Or perhaps Hyundai's "fuzzy logic" shift computer needs to be reprogrammed.
Other than the shift delay and a tendency to hold 3rd gear too long, I'm satisfied with the transmission's performance.
#7 of 3419 Hard starts
Jul 23, 2001 (6:15 pm)
Has anyone else noticed that the engine starts very "hard", kicks over with almost a "shake" and then settles down?
#9 of 3419 Paint
Jul 23, 2001 (6:43 pm)
We have a 2000 Elantra (dark green), 5 speed that my daughter has used now for ten months, problem free. Recently we were waxing it when we noticed several small circular marks (I hesitate to call them dings, but that's what they look like) on the engine hood. The rest of the car seems fine, but these marks were not removed by cleaning. Do Hyundais have a reputation for poor paint? We keep the car very clean and only noticed these marks recently. Does anyone know Hyundai's paint policy (not rust from underneath)? Thanks for any response. Pam
Jul 31, 2001 (4:54 pm)
I picked up my champagne GLS 5-speed on Saturday, put it in a garage for two hours today, and now I have a small paint nick on the bumper! (Okay, I live in Manhattan, I should expect these things). Anyone have any touch-up advice? I would imagine that the paint would be different for the plastic bumper vs. the rest of the body, but I might be wrong.....any advice would be appreciated!