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#2173 of 3420 1994 Elantra problems
Feb 20, 2006 (2:28 pm)
I've recently bought a 94 Hyundai Elantra GLS. When I start the car up it idles ok but when I press on the gas it starts spitting and sputtering. It also wants to stall out when you put it into drive. I've replaced the spark plugs, fuel filter and the mass air flow sensor. This however did not fix my problem. Does anyone have any ideas or experience with these types of problems?
#2174 of 3420 Re: noise on the new '06 elantra [obnurse79]
Feb 20, 2006 (2:49 pm)
Probably should have it checked out. It's hard to tell what kind of "rumble" you are hearing. It could be nothing but might as well be sure. Another thing you could do while at the dealer is ask to drive another Elantra to see if it makes the same sound.
#2175 of 3420 Re: 1994 Elantra problems [rjnulph]
Feb 21, 2006 (6:01 am)
moisture in the gas? buy a bottle of gas additive, and pour it in tank,along with a full tank of hi-octane gas,and have your gas filter changed....
#2176 of 3420 Re: noise on the new '06 elantra [obnurse79]
Feb 21, 2006 (10:47 am)
Is the rumble you're talking about an exhaust noise from the rear of the car? I've noticed that on cool/cold mornings, until the car warms up there is a kind of pronounced exhaust growl at certain RPMs. I haven't checked but I would guess it's at 2500-3000 RPMs, right where you have the engine running when driving gently in the morning before it's warmed up. It seems to go away as the engine warms up.
Is that the kind of noise you're talking about? If so, I think it's pretty normal, but you may mention it next time the car is in for service and see if that's true.
#2177 of 3420 2006 Elantra GLS Tensioner or Bearing Noise??
Feb 22, 2006 (7:32 pm)
I have a new 2006 Elantra GLS with only 675 miles, which has developed its first (seemingly) abnormal noise. I say "seemingly," because perhaps it's normal. I plan on taking it in to the dealer for a listen, but also thought I would post it here in case anyone may have any ideas.
The noise appears to occur when the engine is at operational temp, and is most noticeable from around 1900 to 2100 RPM. The noise is present in Park or Neutral, or when driving at those RPM ranges.
I wish I would include a audio file, but it sounds kind of like a low to mid-pitched "rrrrrrr" superimposed on a lower-pitched rumble (almost like a bad bearing sounds). It's coming from the crankshaft and accessory belt drive side of the engine (left-side when facing the car). I spent some time with a mechanic's stethoscope this evening, and couldn't come up with anything localized or definite. I does sound like it's coming from the bottom-half area of the timing belt cover area, but it's really hard to pinpoint the exact source.
I know it could be anything, but is it normal for the timing belt tensioner to make some noise? If not, and if it's the timing belt tensioner, do they prematurely (infant mortality) fail occasionally? Another possible source may be the AC belt tensioner, below the AC compressor. Or, possibly even the alternator bearing. I know I'm grabbing at straws here, but it certainly doesn't sound normal, and neither my wife or I have heard it until today, as the engine (not exhaust) seems to make more noise even at idle than before.
The only thing that I've ever heard even close to the "rrrrrrr" sound is what some of the GM X-series (Celebrity, 6000, Cutlass Ciera, etc.) cars used to sound like from outside the car at low speeds, and I think that sound was transaxle related.
Obviously, it's off to the dealer for some troubleshooting. I just hope the tech can hear it . . .
#2178 of 3420 Re: 2006 Elantra GLS Tensioner or Bearing Noise?? [w9cw]
Feb 22, 2006 (7:48 pm)
I've never heard a noise like that, from that part of the car, in the 10+ Elantras I've driven (I own two). I'd take it in for a look-see if I were you.
Feb 23, 2006 (4:49 am)
Anybody know roughly what it costs to have the struts replaced on the current generation Elantra? I think my wife's struts are weak on her '02. Tires are brand new, but we are noticing an increased level of road noise in the rear of the car when we travel over uneven surfaces (seems to be traveling up throught the wheel wells, throught the trunk, and into the cabin). The fronts are still pretty quiet, but I would probably just go ahead and have all 4 replaced as the car seems mechanically sound otherwise, and I am going to be using it as a third car here and driving it until it dies.
Speaking of third car, we are getting the itch again. Going to check out the Tucson as well as the Element withing the next few weeks. We sat in both back at the auto show, but have yet to drive either of them.
#2180 of 3420 Re: struts [1racefan]
Feb 23, 2006 (7:28 pm)
Are you sure your Elantra has struts in back? I thought the Elantra has an independent multi-link rear suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs. There's struts in the front, though.
#2181 of 3420 Re: struts [backy]
Feb 23, 2006 (8:44 pm)
Elantras have rear struts with a coil spring.
#2182 of 3420 Re: struts [backy]
Feb 23, 2006 (8:48 pm)
Elantras have rear struts with a coil spring.