Last post on Nov 18, 2012 at 8:34 AM
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Hyundai Elantra, Hatchback, Sedan
#79 of 87 Re: Still hesitating and stalling [backy]
Apr 09, 2011 (6:31 am)
It was a guess. I'm not sure it had 15% in the tank, but stations are using this more and more.
Apr 11, 2011 (3:21 pm)
So today I'm heading back to work at lunch hour, and I am on a stretch of road doing 50 or 60, when then engine starts its little blips and the light flicks on for a moment. Then the tach drops to zero for a good 4 or 5 seconds, but the engine light is still off, then the car continues running. This is getting weird. I've ruled out hot/cold running issues, but have not ruled out moisture issues. The problem is worse on damp days, and today we had plenty of rain.
OK, where's my car electrical expert here in the forum?
#81 of 87 Re: And more ... [jimbeaumi]
Apr 19, 2011 (8:25 pm)
I have a '01 Elantra which did that very thing off and on for a while. It did always seem to be worse on wet days but it never got so bad that the car actually cut off all the way, it would just "blip" as you say and the check engine light would blink. Then it wouldn't happen for days or up to months at a time, but it always came back.
I replaced all spark plugs and wires and never had another problem. I don't know how or why moisture seemed to be a factor, but the problem went away and that was all I cared about. Hope that helps!
#82 of 87 Re: And more ... [revells]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 20, 2011 (8:17 am)
There might be a trouble code stored for these incidents, and it probably will indicate some kind of misfire. But pinpointing an intermittent misfire code can be quite tedious. Even a dose of bad gasoline (a touch of water) can do this, or old ignition cables, etc.
Apr 21, 2011 (4:32 pm)
It seems like we (mechanic and I) ruled out plugs and wires, especially since the dealer claims to have replaced the wires two years ago. I'm pretty certain they tested these. I will still consider this, of course. Car has not been showing any codes, which is why this is so aggravating.
What about ignition control module? Would that be affected by moisture? Or should I stick with plugs and wires? Relatively cheap starting point, I would say.
Thanks for the continuing tips, folks.
#84 of 87 2005 elantra blows blower fan fuse on fan speed 3 & 4
May 10, 2011 (8:45 am)
new fan,relay,resistor pack & tried new dash control unit.still blows 30 amp fuse under hood.2005 elantra w/65,000 miles.all original,lady driven great shape.I'm lost now.speed 1 & 2 seem ok but fan speed 3 & 4 blow the fuse.circuit braker in place of fuse.blows fuse in 10 or 15 seconds.THANKS for any input!!
#85 of 87 Re: 2005 elantra blows blower fan fuse on fan speed 3 & 4 [fordgt40]
May 10, 2011 (1:16 pm)
Well, an automotive fan doesn't draw 30 amps so the circuit is shared with other components. You either have a problem with the wiring harness (i.e. a short somewhere) or you have other components on that line that are using enough power to send the total consumption over 30A.
Considering that it works OK at lower fan speeds (which would use less power) my first assumption would be there's another component (or components - plural) on that fuse that's drawing more than it's fair share.
When the fuse blows do you notice anything else that stops working (lights, radio, rear defrost, power windows, etc.)?
A good tech ought to be able to see what all is on that line and check the power draw at the individual component level.
#86 of 87 Electrical gremlin
Oct 25, 2012 (3:48 pm)
2006 Elantra with 65k miles recently exhibits an intermittent electrical problem when not started for several hous. When the key is turned all the dash lights & elec accessories activate but the engine only gives one click sound and does not start. (yes. the key is turned fully to the start position.) After a few tries the engine does start properly and runs fine. It will re-start after this. Then, after sitting for several hours (usually overnight) it will repeat this exercise. But it only does this intermittently. Not even every day.
Replaced the battery the first time but it kept doing this. Took it to the dealer and they said the negative battery cable was loose. They tightened it and it was fine for several days. Then it began again. Took it back to the dealer and they said the spark plug wires needed to be replaced. Had them replaced and it was fine for a few days. Now its doing the same thing. There seems to be no pattern as to the frequency of this happening. Your thoughts?
Nov 18, 2012 (8:34 am)
I took my 2003 Elantra for a state inspection. (New York) My mechanic would not pass it due to a rusted front cradle. He said the holes for the bolts are rusted out and could not be tightened. He said that the "frame cradle" would cost beteween $1500 and $2000 to replace. He said that he could not find a recall notice for this but it is a common problem and that Hyundai should repair it at their cost (no cost to me)
The car is a 4 cyl. with 90,000 miles. I also have a 2000 Elantra with 176,000 miles and no
problems. I was just wondering if anyone had a similar problem since my mechanic said that this is common.