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#125 of 172 2007 Hyundai Tiburon - Bad Clutch
Feb 02, 2011 (3:19 pm)
I bought my Tiburon 14 months ago with 15000 miles on it. It now has 35300 miles. I've had it in to the dealership over a dozen times for various problems; on 3 occasions reported problems with the clutch. (but because they couldn't replicate the problem it got dismissed.) I've been noticing over the past few weeks its become harder to drive; doesn't accelerate like it should. Sooooo, I took it back to the dealership and was informed its the clutch! I was told it will cost me around $3000 because its the dual fly wheel. My first thought was, I bought the extended warranty, isn't this covered - NO! I started researching on the net and found an amazing number of people reporting the same problem. At the advisement of the Dealer service tech, I called the Hyundai consumer number. After explaining the problem (and also pointing out all the issues across the country with clutches from many of their Tiburon models and siting the civil case in the 2003 clutch) she called the dealership. I was told they can tear the car apart at no upfront cost and if they find a manufacture's defect then there will be no charge to replace it. But if they try to worm there way out of fixing it (by saying driver fault) then I pay $500 + to get it back together and/or fixed. I told the consumer rep that there should be a recall for this issue and she was "noting" it. Any advise would be greatly appreciated!
#126 of 172 2003 Tiburon V6 6Speed Clutch
Feb 05, 2011 (10:30 am)
We just changed the clutch out on a '03 Tiburon. Changed the Flywheel, Disc, Pressure plate & release bearing. Less than a 1000 miles later its doing the same thing. We tried adjusting the free play on the pedal and it fixed it for a little bit while testing.
It still doesnt release disc completely. When in gear and releasing the clutch it luggs engine properly with 1" - 1 1/2" of pedal release, but still doesnt allow to shift into gear.
My question is...... since the pressure plate is a pull type design, is there a possiblity that the release fork is pulling the release bearing off center causing the disc to not release evenly? Is there a way of adjusting the release fork?
#127 of 172 Re: 2003 Tiburon V6 6Speed Clutch [rksterling]
Feb 06, 2011 (3:05 am)
The system is actually a push type system which uses the clutch master, to build pressure, to activate the clutch slave cylinder, which presses a rod against the fork, then the clutch fulcrums on a ball inside the bell housing, which in turn moves the Throw out bearing against the pressure plate fingers, releasing the clutch.
The central problem with these cars begins with the clutch slave delay valve and spring.. (which needs to be removed).
The one thing I am concerned about it you could have a slightly bent input shaft, which causes the friction plate to jam slightly with either the flywheel face, or the clutch pressure plate itself.
It is a possibility, or it the throwout bearing fork and related hardware are bent, or damaged.
Alignment is crucial, and so is adequate tightening of parts.
There could be a burr on the flywheel surface where the bolts connect to the Engine crankshaft causing a slight "tilt".
The Pilot bearing could be misaligned.
The replacement parts are Reconditioned (rebuilt) and were done improperly.
The clutch and all its parts may not all be correct.
The disk might be ok, but the throwout bearing is wrong.. or the pressure plate is wrong for instance (and a couple different ways back and forth with all these parts).
If the engine LUGS that means there is a connection still occuring at the disk.. so there is definately a problem with the transmission being allowed to "free wheel".. which is what the clutches job is. (release).
Obviously, the clutch needs to be disassembled again..
I am not sure if you did the clutch, or someone else did.. but just go back through it, and be SURE all torque settings are correct, all parts are smooth and ALIGNED.. with a slight amount of grease put into the clutch disk splines, and the throwout bearing sliding surface.
Use High temp grease if possible.
Hope this helps.
Feb 11, 2011 (10:55 am)
With ya'll in the same boat.. I have an 04 Hyundai Tiburon GT and at 125k the clutch pedal wouldn't spring all the way back up when released and there were terrible grinding noises. Took it to the dealership and they said it's the clutch, bearings, and flywheel. $2300. Friggin' Korean car!!!!!
#129 of 172 1999 Tiberon issues....
Feb 15, 2011 (6:40 pm)
I have a '99 Tiberon. When I hit 60,000 miles in 2008, my clutch first went out and was told I needed to replace it. So I did. 9,000 miles later (13 months), it was doing the same thing again. I had to pay another $60 for them to bleed the line and change the clutch fluid. Now, 21,000 miles later (2 more years), it's happening again and they are telling me I will need a new clutch AGAIN, at my expense of $950. My question is, don't these official Hyundai dealerships have to be held accountable for the work they do? How can they just turn around and say that and not have any accountability for the defective crap they are putting in my car? Has anyone out there ever had success getting the dealership to man-up and take responsibility for these shitty clutches?
#130 of 172 To amyjo2 or anyone else that may know.
Mar 07, 2011 (5:20 pm)
I have a 2001 Tiburon. My clutch went out, well it is slipping, I can drive it, as long it is a short distance. As soon as it gets warmed up It starts to slip. Anyway I have 130,000 mile approx. a little less but close enough. I think my clutch lasted fairly well. I don't do a lot of highway driving. I have 15 stop lights and then 6 stop signs everyday to work. So I believe I have or had a great clutch. I am not a slow driver, I blend through traffic very well. I am praying that the new clutch kit I put in works as well. give me 5 years and I will be happy. I just need to know if it matters if I put in a slightly different size disc, will it matter. I guess I need to check my owners manual to see what size clutch plate etc. is factory for my car. Disc mm: 215; Disc In: 8-7/16; Splines Dia: 7/8; Splines: 20 is what I was going to buy. but there is another listed as standard, but what is standard? And is there a problem if I buy a 8-1/2" instead?
#131 of 172 Re: HYUNDAI CLUTCH [tteva]
Mar 16, 2011 (9:11 pm)
#132 of 172 Re: 1999 Tiberon issues.... [amyjo2]
Apr 16, 2011 (11:26 am)
I see the clutch problem has been going on for a while...
I am looking at buying a '03 Tiburon GT, and won't waste my money if the clutch problem was never resolved.
Did Hyundai ever own up to the problem, and provide a permanent fix?
#133 of 172 Clutch problems after clutch was replaced!
Apr 27, 2011 (10:44 pm)
Hello everyone i recently bought an 03 tiburon gt. I was told that the clutch was replaced with a f1 stage 2 racing clutch. Ive been driving the car for about 5000 miles and recently ive been noticing its slipping. obviously ive been driving the car a little fast but that still should not cause this much premature wear on the clutch. It usually only slips in third and fourth gear and it seems to be only slipping when ive been driving the car for a while almost like its heating up..im very lost and dont even know where to start looking anyone have any ideas of what i can check to narrow down the problem? or any suggestions?
#134 of 172 Re: Clutch problems after clutch was replaced! [ryanwhistle]
Apr 27, 2011 (11:40 pm)
I have actually made several replies to this issue.
Try looking at maybe.. Post #95.
There is a solid solution to solving this issue, but your friction disc is probably gone already.
Its the Clutch Slave Cylinder Delay Valve.. Remove it, and your issues will vanish with your next replacement.
Dont hesistate.. get it out of there.