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#1600 of 3416 Any Connecticut/New York Dealer with a good service record?
Jun 07, 2005 (10:40 pm)
I am a 2003 Elantra owner whose dealer has just... vanished. Apparently, Hyundai of Stamford, CT, went out of business one month ago, without even having the common sense of notifying their customers. So I am stuck with an oil-change due now, at 18.500 miles. What's more, when I had the last oil change, at 15.300, I postponed the 15.000 mile-service to 18.000.
I need a reputable Hyundai dealer in the Southern Connecticut, Eastern New York area, at least to have the oil-change done. Can anybody recommend one, from personal experience?
Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
#1601 of 3416 Re: noise [drove]
Jun 08, 2005 (9:09 am)
If it were a chirping noise vs. a howling noise I'd say it could be the front brake wear sensor, but whatever it is you should get it checked immediately as it could be something serious like the brakes or wheel bearings.
#1602 of 3416 Re: Any Connecticut/New York Dealer with a good service record? [ejakab]
Jun 08, 2005 (9:17 am)
You really don't need a dealer to perform maintenance on the Elantra. Just find any reputable mechanic. There isn't much to the 15k service, any car mechanic could handle it. Maybe your friends/coworkers/family have a recommendation for someone in your area.
#1603 of 3416 Re: Any Connecticut/New York Dealer with a good service record? [backy]
Jun 08, 2005 (10:53 am)
Backy is correct in that you can get it done by a mechanic and have them sign the book.
If you still need a dealer in Conn. I have friends that use Lia Hyundai in Enfield, Conn and have been very happy with their service.
#1604 of 3416 Re: 2005 Elantra [backy]
Jun 08, 2005 (8:52 pm)
The trim is around the outside of the wheel wells on the surface of the car, so the dealer probably installed it. I'll try to fix it myself or bring it to the dealer. Thanks!
#1605 of 3416 Re: Any Connecticut/New York Dealer with a good service record? [5port]
Jun 09, 2005 (10:45 pm)
I went to Danbury Hyundai, fir the oil change, and it was a pleasant experience.
I will try to find a good mechanic to do the inspections.
#1606 of 3416 is that a problem??help me
Jun 13, 2005 (10:12 pm)
i bought 04 elantra two weeks ago, 6700 mile,
i found two problem today, but maybe they are not a problem just a common.
one : when i use key start my car but not start engine only open the circuit, i can heart a "ka ka" sound, like a some electronic power on.
two: when i brake down my car, and the car totally stopped, i can heard a "shashasha..." noise, it is short ,in few second ,this noise disappear.
these problem is normal??
#1607 of 3416 5 speed issue
Jun 15, 2005 (11:54 am)
I just bought an '05 Elantra GLS and like the car allot. I do, however, notice that when upshifting into 3rd gear there is a slight problem. The car protests a little bit with a very slight grind (emphasis on "slight", sometimes its hard to notice). All other gears give me smooth and fluid shifts, but going into 3rd it seems I have to baby it more. I've driven stick ever since I was a kid and this is the first time I've ever felt this. Although a minor issue, I'm just wondering if it will eat my clutch. Should I have the dealer adress it? Thanks!!
Jun 15, 2005 (12:33 pm)
Hello! I purchased my Used Elantra about a year ago and I have no complaints with it. It's a pretty reliable car except for one problem. Every few months the following problem occurs: I'll come to a complete stop and the engine will begin to jump and the car will stall. It will start right back up again and will continue to do this for a couple more stops. Then the problem will fade. It might happen for another few days, but will stop completely for a good six months. Recently, the problem came back and happens every other day. I also notice that it has been happening when I reverse now. Does anyone know why this might be happening? I've brought it to the mechanic in the past and they could not find anything wrong with it. HELP!!!
#1609 of 3416 Re: '00 Elantra problem [onyxismycar]
Jun 15, 2005 (2:28 pm)
When you say engine jumps do you mean it can't hold a stable idle? We had a problem with our other car (not Elantra) just a week ago not being able to hold a stable RPM at idle. The car would stall often stall when the RPMs wavered at idle too. But then we could restart it easily. Turns out PCV Valve was cracked/torn. Our mechanic guessed the problem just from our verbal description of the problem. Very simple fix . . . only cost us $58 for the mechanic to replace. This probably isn't your problem since, especially since you said a mechanic already looked at it. But, just thought I'd throw that out there since it does seem a little similar. You never know.