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Hyundai Elantra, Hatchback, Sedan
#68 of 87 Re: 2001 elantra,,,,refuling problem [haddy002]
Nov 18, 2009 (5:51 pm)
I can think of a couple of possible causes:
1) kink in fuel filler hose
2) fuel in the carbon canister (which can happen if the tank has ever been "topped off")
You might ask the mech if they checked those things. I have found the type of pump matters with my '04 Elantra. On most pumps, no problems fueling. On others (especially at a particular station I frequent), I have to use the lowest setting on the pump and even then it shuts off with 1-2 gallons free space in the tank. So does this happen every time you fill up, at every station?
#69 of 87 Re: 2001 elantra,,,,refuling problem [backy]
Nov 18, 2009 (8:31 pm)
yes it does happen at every station and everytime i am refuling it... Its like... the convination of fumes and fuel...make the car spill the gas back out... i will speak to my mech about the suggestions... ty
#70 of 87 Re: Headlight covers [ras4151] turtle wax restore kit
Jan 09, 2010 (6:35 am)
Hi there, I have similar issue with my car, what cha need to do is used turtle wax headlight restore polish. You will clean the cover with the polish first, then if it is not clear, then you will use the buffing pads to remove the film, then re-polish the cover. It work great - good luck
#71 of 87 Re: 01 Elantra brakes feel terrible - is this normal? [laff66]
Jan 21, 2011 (9:11 am)
I've owned the 2001 elantra ve, since new and I've had too many problems to mention here, but as for the brakes; I couldn't tell you. I've used high quality, low quality and replaced calipers, hardware, cylinders, etc and it still remains the same. I would bet it might have something to do with the parts. Most of the parts I buy are not from the dealer because the dealer prices are astronomically high. I might try this next to see if it does the trick; if not,. I wonder if it could have anything to do with the suspension or the rim itself?
#72 of 87 Re: 2004 Elantra 29,500 miles - bad struts! [ftmyers]
Feb 16, 2011 (3:33 pm)
they told me to replace my timing belt at 113000 - it may not have needed it..
they said the same thing to me...
#73 of 87 Mystery Hesitation
Mar 02, 2011 (4:33 pm)
Hopefully someone has had this problem and it was cleared up quickly. At random times and completely sporadically, my car will hesitate almost as if the power is being switched of and on quickly. The RPMs dip, the engine light will blink, and then it smooths out again. Sometimes it does this on acceleration, and sometimes it will stall if it is idling. Have replaced the coil already, and the engine is not throwing a code. My trusted mechanic suggested the dealer since their equipment might be more thorough in finding the issue: nothing was found. They did clean up some ground contacts which seemed to eliminate the problem until another couple of hesitations today. Is this the crank position sensor (and wouldn't that show up in a code)? Is it something else? Moisture in the tank?
#74 of 87 Re: Mystery Hesitation [jimbeaumi]
Mar 03, 2011 (5:08 am)
Off the top of my head I'd say check for the following:
Weak alternator/belt/failing battery.
Bad gas/moisture in the tank.
Clogged fuel filter/failing fuel pump.
The gas issue is the easiest & DIY thing to check. Get some gas line drier and run a few tanks of premium gas from a Top Tier brand.
#75 of 87 Re: Mystery Hesitation [fushigi]
Mar 06, 2011 (6:01 am)
Thanks for the suggestions. The problem seems to be going away, as it hasn't hesitated for a few days. Maybe there was moisture in the tank, but I could be wrong to think that moisture would cause a more consistent problem. Would moisture be drawn from the tank and into the injection system frequently on one day and almost not at all the next day? It's an interesting puzzle to try sorting out (when one isn't a mechanic).
#76 of 87 Re: Mystery Hesitation [jimbeaumi]
Mar 07, 2011 (5:06 am)
Would moisture be drawn from the tank and into the injection system frequently on one day and almost not at all the next day?
Possibly. If the moisture buildup was mostly burned off then there wouldn't be any more to cause problems.
I'd still suggest the gas line dryer & premium gas. Call it cheap insurance.
#77 of 87 Still hesitating and stalling
Apr 08, 2011 (3:34 pm)
I tried a fuel injector cleaner and gas dryer that the man at NAPA said would help. He thought that the 15% ethanol blend might be the issue. Problem persists, but soooo erratically as before. I can drive all the way to work with not a single driveability issue, and yet on my trip home the car stumbles multiple times in quick succession and stalls twice within 30 seconds. What would happen randomly? Crank position sensor? A charging issue? Sometimes the stumbling occurs part throttle, around 2,000 or more RPM, and I can watch the tach drop off significantly while the engine light flashes once. Almost like someone is pulling the plug very briefly and then plugging back in. Except that I'm not driving a vacuum.
What is happening??