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#31 of 87 2005 Hyundai Elantra, noise in rear
May 14, 2008 (5:26 am)
I have a 2005 Hyundai Elantra. Lat year when I bought it, it had 21,000 miles on it, now it has 33,500. Well when I first got after I drove it for a while the right rear would make a clunking noise, only does this when car is stopped. Took to dealer and he said he heard it also. They gave me a loaner and kept the car for a week. Them after that they said they could not find the problem! They said just drive it and when whatever is causing the noise breaks, we will fix it…pretty incredible huh!
I put new brakes on all the way around (was making noise before brake job).
Some people have suggested that there is a bad bushing in the rear? Anybody have any ideas….Thanks….I want to print out the answers and take them with me to dealer….
#32 of 87 Re: 2005 Hyundai Elantra, noise in rear [jake9364]
May 14, 2008 (8:08 am)
So the dealer kept your car for a week, gave you a loaner, and tried fo find the problem but couldn't. Then they said (hopefully in wirting?) that when it's clear what the problem is, they will fix it. I agree, that is pretty incredible, but excellent, customer service by your dealer.
It could be a bushing, hard to say. I had a rear bushing problem on my 626, and it made a clunking noise. The dealer mis-diagnosed the problem, said the car needed new struts etc. I took it to another mechanic, who properly diagnosed the problem and the fix only cost about $120 including labor.
#33 of 87 Headlight covers
May 17, 2008 (10:20 am)
I have a 2004 Elantra GT with 34000 miles. The headlight covers have gotten a film over them. I have seen it on other Elantras. Anyone have an idea what I can do, besides replacement, to clear them.
#34 of 87 Re: Headlight covers [ras4151]
May 17, 2008 (10:59 am)
Since your car is still under warranty, you might see if the dealer will replace them or "repair" them under warranty.
#35 of 87 Re: Headlight covers [backy]
May 23, 2008 (12:11 pm)
If they won't do anything about the headlight lenses, go to an autoparts store and buy some lens cleaner. There is a special cleaner just for this kind of thing.
If you want to just try something cheap, try using some toothpaste on a soft cloth. The very mild abrasive should clean them up good (or so I've heard).
#36 of 87 Re: 2005 Hyundai Elantra, noise in rear [jake9364]
May 23, 2008 (12:18 pm)
I would guess the clunking in the rear is either a sway bar end link or sway bar bushing. If you can get under the car (I can slide under the back end of it without even raising it with jacks), you will see a bar that runs across the car between the struts. It will be attached to the struts with end links (the are probably white plastic) and the bar is anchored to the body with two brackets with bushings. Those bushings are the most likely culprits.
If you need to jack up your car to get under there, jack up both sides evenly if you're going to mess around with the sway bar. As long as the right and left rear tires are loaded the same (either both on the ground, or both hanging in the air and the car up on jack stands), there is no load on the bar. But if you jack up one corner and leave the tire on the other side on the ground, the sway bar will have a lot of force in it. It's not at all dangerous as long as the two back wheels are evenly supported (or both unloaded altogether).
If you jack up the car and remove the tires, this is what it would look like:
#37 of 87 2006 Elantra Brake Problems
Sep 07, 2008 (5:58 pm)
My daughters 2006 Elantra hatchback has had the master cylinder replaced twice since the first of the year. The third time I brought it in I was told there was air in the ABS system and they bled the system and said it was repaired. That was 2 weeks ago. Tonight the brake pedal went all the way to the floor again. Any ideas or suggestions as to the real problem and how I can get it fixed. It is still under warranty with only 40,000 miles.
#38 of 87 Re: 2006 Elantra Brake Problems [pkrupp]
Sep 07, 2008 (6:49 pm)
I had the same condition on a Japanese car about 3 yrs ago. No hydraulic leaks. I did replace the brake master cylinder but did not fix the problem. The problem was the ABS unit called the HECU (hydraulic & electronic control unit) of the Antilock Braking System. One of the normally closed valve on the HECU was stuck open. Was ok after replacement of the HECU.
#39 of 87 Re: Headlight covers [ras4151]
Sep 08, 2008 (8:56 am)
My wife's '01 experienced the same issue with left side (right previously replaced due to an accident). I buffed it out with a buffing wheel on my hand held drill and different polishing rouges. Same thing I have do to to my '95 Dodge Neon about every three years.
#40 of 87 fuel stalling
Sep 22, 2008 (4:46 am)
My daughters 2005 elantra keeps having a issue with fuel. Everytime you fill the car up it stalls out for the first 50 or so miles. I have taken it to the dealer but they say there is nothing wrong. I thought at first that she had got bad gas and tried gas treatment. But it has happened numerous times and she has got gas at different locations. Any help would be great