Last post on Mar 19, 2008 at 7:34 PM
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Hyundai Elantra, Sedan
#11 of 20 More tranny prices....
Mar 19, 2007 (2:55 pm)
Just found another quote at $1586. Much better than the dealership by about $1200 but still equal to the value of the car and doesn't include installation. I might as well look for another whole car to buy and just use one or the other for parts. This car only has 70k miles on it!! BOOO!!!! I miss my old beater Escort now, at least Ford parts were cheap and the car was a billion times easier to work on than the Elantra.
#12 of 20 Re: Bad Hyundai!! [simplecj]
Mar 19, 2007 (2:57 pm)
Those ATs are really expensive to fix. I am sorry for you that your mistake wound up costing you so much money. That's about how much my friend's $30,000 Odyssey would have cost to fix when its tranny failed outside the Honda warranty, except lucky for him he had bought an extended warranty that covered it.
#14 of 20 Never buying another Hyundai
Sep 30, 2007 (4:15 pm)
I will not buy another Hyundai, because quite frankly, it is nothing but a mechanical nightmare... I have had no luck whatsoever with this car. It's a 2000 Hyundai Elantra. It only has 72,000 miles on it now, but when I bought it, it had 44,600 on it. I loved the car at first, but it was one thing after another that has gone wrong with it, and that made me decide to never again buy another Hyundai. First the windshield wipers work only occasionally, then my engine blows at only 53,000 miles (apparently the timing belt broke, and caused it to blow), then my stereo system that was in it failed...something happened to the wires and it wouldn't work, so now I have no cd player in it, something went wrong with my fuel system and I can't pump gas into it right, and finally my driver's door handle snapped on the inside so now I have to open it up from the outside. So I have had absolutely no luck with this car, and this is why I would never buy another Hyundai.
#15 of 20 Instrument Panel Lights Don't Come On
Dec 02, 2007 (4:54 am)
My son recently purchased a 1998 Elantra. He and a friend of his installed an aftermarket stereo. Everything seemed to work fine until it got dark out and he turned his headlights on. He said the dimmer switch started to smoke and the instrument panel lights went out. Last night he asked me to look into this for him. So when the sun comes up , I will give it a shot. Besides having the stereo wired incorrectly, connections not connected right, grounds not grounded properly, and a blown fuse (which I am saving for last, have to find out the root cause first), is there anything else I should look for ....?
#16 of 20 Re: Instrument Panel Lights Don't Come On [fishinware]
Dec 03, 2007 (6:38 pm)
Not sure about the 98, but I know that from 01-03 there were two connectors that could be crossed. I think they are the dimmer and the hazard lights. Assuming you have to remove those connectors to install a radio on the 98, check to make sure they are connected properly.
#17 of 20 Re: Instrument Panel Lights Don't Come On [doohickie]
Dec 04, 2007 (2:48 pm)
Thank you, I will keep that in mind. We are going to work on it tomorrow. It ended up raining over the weekend .
#18 of 20 Re: Instrument Panel Lights Don't Come On [doohickie]
Dec 16, 2007 (12:19 pm)
Hi, thanks for your help. It turns out the wiring was incorrect and the fuse was blown. Top it all off, something is rattling around inside the dimmer switch. Is there a way i can bypass the dimmer switch ? It has three wires: black, green w/ white stripe and solid green. Autozone wants over $100 for a new one. I am thinking I can connect two of them and the dash lights will light up ....Any ideas ?
#19 of 20 99 Elantra questions regard check engine codes found
Mar 19, 2008 (7:34 pm)
My teenage son just purchased this car for less than $1000, but it has a few issues. Seller had a problem with the catalyst converter and removed after being told that was the reason for the check engine light. Check engine light came back on after he removed it, and was told that it was because of the catalyst converter be missing. We put our reader on it and found codes PO335 & PO427. The PO427 matches what the seller was told for the catalyst converter being missing. Our question is the PO335.
1. Definition for code in question
PO335 – Crankshaft position sensor A circuit malfunction.
What is A? We have not been able to find a repair manual at any of our local auto part stores, and the Hyundai dealership can order and get here in a month. I have ordered one from Amazon, and should be here in the next few days. Was hoping that someone has a little knowledge of what this can be.
2. Another question is why the car would stall after being driven when you come to a stop. We were advised that the seller had this problem on occasion and would have to wait about 10 minutes for it to start again. We drove it on the highway from the sellers about 50 miles, stopped at a gas station and it stalled. Waited the 10 minutes and it started right up. Could this be because of the catalyst convert being gone or another issue?