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#3340 of 3416 Re: It's been asked I'm Sure but... [likalika57]
Jul 29, 2010 (6:00 pm)
The good news is, this could be an easy and cheap problem to fix. The 2001-6 Elantras are very sensitive to wheel balance. If they are not balanced carefully, you can get exactly the symptoms you described. What I recommend is, take the car to a good tire shop that has a Hunter wheel balancing machine. (Your Hyundai dealer may not have this, but you can ask them.) They seem to do the best job correcting this issue on the Elantra. Then be sure to test-drive the car after the wheels are balanced, and bring it back right away if the "shimmy" (as it's called) is still there.
On my 2004 Elantra, the current tires are not great quality and it takes some care to balance them. The shop where I got the tires, Discount Tire (a chain), sometimes takes 2 tries to get the balance just right. They have the Hunter machine. But they did eliminate the shimmy that appeared when I put this 2nd set of tires on four years ago, and since then.
#3341 of 3416 Re: It's been asked I'm Sure but... [likalika57]
Jul 29, 2010 (6:47 pm)
Lika, first and foremost, I am sorry for your loss.
Secondly, backy is right on about the balance. The little Elantra's are wonderful cars, but they do like to have their tires balanced just so. If your dealer thinks they can balance the tires, you might let them try. Or just ask them where they send their "trouble cars" than need special attention for wheel balance.
Let us know how it turns out.
#3342 of 3416 Re: It's been asked I'm Sure but... [jlflemmons]
Jul 29, 2010 (8:53 pm)
thanks so much for your answer. i think we have a discount tire (i'll consult the internet) so i will try that first (thanks to backy, too).
i will let you both know how it turns out.
ah, so tough to be so young, so beautiful, and so dumb about my car! LOL! only one of those is true!
#3343 of 3416 Re: It's been asked I'm Sure but... [likalika57]
Jul 31, 2010 (12:38 pm)
Well, you were smart enough to ask us for help, so we will go with beautiful.
#3344 of 3416 2006 Right Side View Mirror Replacement
Aug 16, 2010 (5:08 am)
Can anyone recommend a source for replacement glass for GLS and best way to install? The glass cracked when my daughter 'got too close to...something'. The heating element, back and wiring appear to be intact and I've put clear packing tape over the glass to keep it from falling out and pushed it back into place on the black placstic base on the housing. It's working so far. Dealer wants $82something plus tax, Advance Auto has a special order for $160, hundai parts on line and jc whitney don't seem to have just the glass - any suggestions would be welcome.
#3345 of 3416 elantra has a shimmy and cant find out whats wrong
Aug 16, 2010 (8:15 am)
i have a 2001 hyundai elantra, and i have a shimmy problem. when i do around 70-80 mph on the high way it has a good vibration to it. i have changed the tires, the cvs joint, the bearings, both rodors, ball joints, and had them balanced and alliened. also i found out that it shakes with the tires off. I jack the car up and took the tires off and ran it and it still had a shimmy with the front end. Im starting to think that its internal, not with the tires something to do with the front end.. any ideas on what else could be the problem
#3346 of 3416 Re: 2006 Right Side View Mirror Replacement [jayess]
Aug 16, 2010 (10:17 am)
Check with some of the automotive windshield outfits in your area. Several around here will also do mirrors, and may actually come out cheaper that doing it yourself.
#3347 of 3416 Re: elantra has a shimmy and cant find out whats wrong [hyundaiprobs]
Aug 16, 2010 (10:20 am)
How many miles on the vehicle, and did you do inner and out CV joints, or just one end? Vibrations tend to come from the inner, and will cease as soon as you let off the throttle.
Where did you see the shimmy with the tires off? If you saw the rotor wobbling, and you already changed the rotors themselves, the hub must be bent or you have a really bad bearing!
#3348 of 3416 Re: elantra has a shimmy and cant find out whats wrong [jlflemmons]
Aug 16, 2010 (4:38 pm)
the car has 137,000 miles. i have changes the passenger cvj joint and not the drivers side. i just changed both bearings and it still has the vibration. when i jacked it up both sides had a wobble more on the passenger side than on the driver side. it was it really a wobble more a vibration when i got around 60-80 mph.
#3349 of 3416 Re: elantra has a shimmy and cant find out whats wrong [hyundaiprobs]
Aug 16, 2010 (5:06 pm)
If both inner and outer CV joints were changed, try pulling the wheel, caliper, and rotor off the passengers side. With the drivers side on the ground, apply the hand brake, chock the rear wheels and put the car in gear with the engine running and slowly let off the foot brake. This should let the passengers side axle turn at idle speed. Observe the hub and note any "wobble" to determine if the hub itself has been bent.
With all that you have changed, I cannot think of anything else that would cause a wobble in the drive train.