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#2938 of 3420 kinda dumb on my part, help?
Jan 14, 2008 (1:52 pm)
the other night i got gas and i realized after the fact that i didn't put the feul cap back on and now my check engine light is on, i have since put the cap back on nice and tight. i have a 2005 hyundai elantra with 30,000 miles on it. i called up the dealership and they said that it would take about 100 miles before the light went off again. been about 300 and light is still on. what do i need to do? i know why it went on and i do not want to go to the dealer for that. any advice???thanks. jeff t. mechanicville n.y.
#2939 of 3420 Re: 60K service [colloquor]
Jan 14, 2008 (1:57 pm)
Another good example of a dealer neglecting scheduled maintenance: at the 24 month or 30K service interval the evaporative emission control cannister air filter is supposed to be changed.
It says nothing about that in my owners manual (2005 model year). Interestingly enough, *my* dealer included it in the 30,000 mile service package. I told them not to do it since it was not in the manual.
#2940 of 3420 Re: kinda dumb on my part, help? [jtrifile]
Jan 14, 2008 (3:15 pm)
Let it go awhile longer, the 100 miles was an estimate on their part. The one time that happened to me (DW did me a favor and put gas in my Elantra) it took about a week for the light to go off.
#2941 of 3420 Re: 60K service [doohickie]
Jan 15, 2008 (7:40 am)
Hi Doohickie - In my 2006 Elantra Maintenance Log, the evaporative emission control cannister's air filter is called: Fuel Tank Air Filter, listed under the "Emission Control Items" section. There is no "Fuel Tank Air Filter" per se, rather it's the cannister air filter they are referring to. I think it's one of those Korean to English translation anomalies.
#2942 of 3420 Re: 60K service [colloquor]
Jan 15, 2008 (1:05 pm)
Interesting. As I understand it, there were virtually no mechanical changes between the 04 and 06 model years. I checked my maintenance schedule again, though, and there is nothing about that filter. Hmmmm.
#2943 of 3420 Re: 60K service [doohickie]
Jan 15, 2008 (1:09 pm)
Sometime during the 2006 MY, didn't the Elantra get the updated powertrain, or at least the engine, as is also used on the 2007+ Elantra? I thought I read that someplace.
#2944 of 3420 Re: 60K service [backy]
Jan 15, 2008 (4:44 pm)
Yes, the previous gen (XD) Elantra received the new generation's Elantra's head, and timing belt tensioner, toward the end of the XD's production run (late Spring and early Summer 2006). Most of the remaining 2006's on the lots when the 2007's hit the stores included these engine changes. Interestingly, the last production run also has the rough-textured protective spray completely covering the lower-half of the rocker panels, unlike previous XD's. I am sure there were other changes or tweaks as well.
Jan 15, 2008 (6:58 pm)
hello and thanks for the reply to my previous question. While I am at it I would like to ask what is an XD elantra and my darn light still is on hehehehe
#2946 of 3420 Re: XD......... [jtrifile]
Jan 15, 2008 (9:42 pm)
XD is the same as Elantra. I believe that is the name used in other countries.
Jan 15, 2008 (10:08 pm)
thanks jim!!!!! i have been wondering thst 4 a while:0)