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#3214 of 3419 Re: 2005 Hyundai Elantra 4 dr [jdt3stk]
Aug 09, 2009 (12:44 pm)
I would 1) find out who has been slamming curbs with your car, 2) a better alignment shop, 3) what is wrong in the front suspension, or 4) make sure your tires are properly inflated. Alignment is not a particular issue with this generation of Elantra's, and definitely not to the extreme you are encountering. At 60K miles the alignment on my '05 was dead on. Same for my '02.
I know the first part of this post looks a bit smart-ass, but seriously, be very suspicious of alignment shops that keep telling you the alignment is off every six months. If a car (most any car) is properly aligned, has no worn/damaged components, has properly inflated tires, and is driven normally, it will stay in alignment. Doesn't matter if it is an Elantra, a pick-up truck, or a Corvette, the alignment doesn't just "move" without external forces (or failure to properly tighten the adjustments after the alignment.
Can I ask where you are having your alignments performed?
#3215 of 3419 Re: 2005 Hyundai Elantra 4 dr [jdt3stk]
Aug 09, 2009 (5:10 pm)
Are you hitting any potholes or rough road in your driving? Or possibly hitting speed bumps at an angle?
And are your tires balanced properly?
#3216 of 3419 Light should blink when locking?
Aug 09, 2009 (7:15 pm)
I just bought a 2009 Elantra GLS but found that when I used the power key to lock the car, the head light didn't blink although all doors can be locked. The manual says it should blink once, so is any problem with the key or the anti-theft system? Thanks!
#3217 of 3419 Re: Light should blink when locking? [athlonshi]
Aug 09, 2009 (7:33 pm)
Double check the manual. Some systems lock the doors on the first click, and arm the security on the second click, and flash the lights. That's the way my GM works.
#3218 of 3419 Re: Light should blink when locking? [athlonshi]
Aug 10, 2009 (7:20 am)
I *think* the manual says the hazard lights blink - not the headlights, and that's what does happen with mine.
#3219 of 3419 Check Engine Light
Aug 20, 2009 (8:06 am)
I have a 2004 Elantra with 67,000 miles on it. The check engine light came on and I got the following codes: P2626 and P0420. Any ideas?
#3220 of 3419 Timing Belt Replacement
Aug 24, 2009 (8:18 am)
I would like to get some forum user feedback on the Elantra timing belt replacement. I have three of these cars, one of which is approaching 60,000 miles and due for the belt per Hyundai.
My questions are:
1)Does anyone have experience with this belt breaking before replacement? If so, what was the mileage and age of the belt?
2) Has anyone replaced the belt and examined it for condition? If so, what was the mileage and age when replaced.
I trying to determine a reasonable replacement interval. If it can go from 60 to 75 thousand miles with minimal risk it would add 90,000 miles of usage to the total of the three vehicles in 150,000 of driving for each.
At this point I am leaning toward replacing it at 75,000 miles, at which point I'll examine it and report to the forum.
#3221 of 3419 Re: Timing Belt Replacement [jacktb]
Aug 24, 2009 (7:08 pm)
One point of reference is that the same belt, in the same engine, has a service interval of 100K miles for vehicles sold in California. Not saying I would take it that long, but that is interesting.
#3222 of 3419 Re: Timing Belt Replacement [jlflemmons]
Aug 25, 2009 (5:34 am)
I think that has something to do with CA state law and what they consider to be part of the powertrain.
I wonder how many of them have failed and been fixed under warranty in CA...
Oh and it's not the same engine, as any fine-print lawyer type will tell you. It's the PZEV variant of the 2.0L which of course means it's different (even though the difference probably amounts to very little realistically).
#3223 of 3419 Re: Timing Belt Replacement [bpizzuti]
Aug 25, 2009 (7:49 am)
Yeah, it is pretty much legal-speak with regard to emissions. The CA version is microscopically cleaner, probably handled through the software tuning more than the mechanics themselves.
The local shop foreman for Hyundai showed me the emissions for an Elantra, and pointed out that the car could be run in a closed garage without ever reaching hazardous carbon monoxide levels. Not that he would recommend testing it, though!
Want to try a neat trick? If you have an Elantra with a trip computer, get on smooth level pavement, take the speed up to 50mph, and look at the instant fuel economy. With the tires inflated to 32psi, the '05 model GT would hold at 50MPG! This is what is referred to as the "sweet spot" where aerodynamics, power band, and rolling resistance all come into balance. Push just to 55mph and it will come down several mpg, but watching that little 2.0L do it's thing is amazing.