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#189 of 209 Re: heater question [carfreak09]
Nov 06, 2010 (2:49 pm)
I don't have one, if I did I could tell you by looking under the hood near the firewall. Usually if it is valved you will see a valve in one of the two lines going thru the firewall top the heater core. ANd yes the valve could be stuck slightly open (confirm that the lever has enough movement AT the valve (even tho it has gone full stroke inside the car). Sometimes they slip in the keeper a bit. BUT....most new cars use a blend door from the heater core. It blends cool with warm air. ANd in those cars usually there is no heather core valve. They did this on purpose (run coolant year round thru the heater core) to help fend off corrosion build up in the heater core from lack of coolant circulation in the summer months. So you might have a blend door sticking. But because the Accent is an economy car, it is possible they are still using a valve in the coolant line. (until they have used up all their valves in stock...is quite common practice).
The cooler air thru the vents is quite common practice among many brands, regardless of where temp control is set. The theory being that 'high' or vent directed cooler fresh air keeps you alert, but try not to dwell on the fact that your fingers and arms are freezing off in the winter.
As for unprotected lines, most people wouldn't be sticking their fingers up there. Trust me, having a great, fast, HOT heater and COLD A/C is far more important.
Sorry to hear about the burn though. Did you run quick to put it in cold water? That helps a burn a lot. The faster you dip in cold the better. I guess u were driving tho..
#190 of 209 Re: Popping from rear window [gimmestdtranny]
Nov 06, 2010 (7:49 pm)
post dated Mon 4/5/2010 9:31 AM
I have the same problem with my Limited Edition 08. I figured out that this noise is coming from trunk. I lubricate the hinges and the rubber buffer and seems like the noise is gone. Looks like over the time hinges got dry and star making cracking sound.
I have an 06 Limited Elantra but have not experienced this problem. Worth a try.
#191 of 209 Re: heater question [gimmestdtranny]
Nov 06, 2010 (11:02 pm)
Thanks for the info and quick reply. Most of my previous cars had a heater valve connected to the temp knob by a cable. You could feel the cable being pulled as you turned the knob. My Accent doesn't have this feeling, so turning the knob probably electronically controls the blender door. I was mainly trying to find out if it was normal nowadays for coolant to flow through the heater core year round and you have confirmed this, thus taking away my biggest concern. I didn't know it had become common to delete the heater valve. Even if the blender door is working properly on my car, it would still be possible to feel heat emanating from the box where the heater core is stored wouldn't it? Do they put heavy insulation around the heater box? I now think the cross airflow from the windows being open caused the heat to travel over my feet and everything is probably ok with my car. How odd for automakers to allow all that heat into the car. I would think the AC has to work extra hard to overcome it. That being said, my 2010 Accent's heater works much faster than my old 00 Accent with a heater valve.
By the way, I was doing the inspection while sitting in a parking lot. If I had been driving, I probably would have been introduced to a tree The contact with the pipe was brief enough that the burn was very minor, plus I went into a restaurant and got a few ice cubes on it about 8 minutes later and I think that lessened the burn. The pipe wasn't way up there though. If you open the passenger door and kneel outside, you can see the pipe plain as day. The plastic panel really needs to go higher to block this pipe from contact. Better yet, if the pipe had insulation on it, much less heat would infiltrate the interior.
#192 of 209 'Clunk' Sound from Front at Low Speeds
Nov 22, 2010 (10:27 am)
My 2007 Elantra produces a 'clunk' sound when going over bumps / rough roads at a lower speed. When I took the vehicle in for the Timing Belt change 62,000 Pep Boys mentioned to me something about Strut joints or mountings being loose -- but not dangerous to drive. Could someone tell me what that means and the cost to fix???
Jan 02, 2011 (1:57 pm)
rear door locks are making a clicking noise without being activated. This happens if car is on or off.
Rear park light is out on drivers side, bulb replaced. Are these related???
#194 of 209 Re: electrical [bicycle2]
Jan 02, 2011 (2:15 pm)
Pretty much unlikely.
#195 of 209 2010 Elantra Static Electricity problem...
Jan 29, 2011 (11:43 pm)
I bought my car on Oct 2, 2010 brand new from the lot. It had a whole 70 something miles on it when I drove it off the lot. It's been over all a good car EXCEPT it's a fire hazzard for me. It has a tons of static electricity in it which I believe to be due to the very cheap material used to cover the seats. My hair which is a little below shoulder length sticks to my seats every day, all day. When I touch or anyone touches me inside the car I get a wonderful shock each and every time to remind me of the good ole static in my car. My hair sticks to the seats all day long which makes it look at though my seat is growing hair. But the most wonderful part of all is when I get out to pump gas. I get to wonder if I am gonna blow up myself and the others around me whom are pumping gas as well because of the static filled car that I just got out of. Now I have contacted Hyundai and the car dealership about this car. The dealership tried a few things to get rid of the static but no results and Hyundai isn't standing beside their product and states there doesn't seem to be an issue with others reporting this problem. The dealership was nice enough to try and make sure my seats were grounded, and to add another ground wire to the underside of the car but the static still remains. So now I am back to square one. I tried to get them to buy the car back but of course they want to give me several thousands less than I am paying for it. So I am stuck with a static filled car and was looking for others that have this same problem and maybe they just haven't complained about it yet. It seems to affect females alot more due to the longer hair than men. So please if you have this issue please contact me or reply to this posting. BEWARE..............................
#196 of 209 Re: 2010 Elantra Static Electricity problem... [dakotandante]
Jan 30, 2011 (9:01 am)
Have you tried using a thimble on your finger? Touch it to metal first. And keep hand on metal door as you get out if possible. If you use your key you have to over-reach the plastic part.
Is your skin dry? Use more moisturizer, that will help. And avoid synthetic clothes including underwear. Cottons and wools are better, altho I know many seem to be allergic to a pure wool. Also consider a seat cover. Of course though, avoid synthetic material. Some people's body make-up are more prone to static shock than others. But try to keep moisturized. That will help.
If you have static trouble at home, they say having more plants helps keep humidity levels higher which naturally helps fend off static. Certain shoe sole material will exasperate the build up of static also. Make sure you discharge a shock before touching your PC, btw. Static shock may not have much amperage to it, but it is extremely high voltage, which has been known to zap PC components.
The grd straps should work, providing they are attached to metal that is ultimately grounded to the chassis at some point. And of course they have to touch the ground in such a way that it is making contact. They wear down after a while and then don't reach.
I'll bet your hair is very fine eh? Greasy hair resists static. Maybe wash it every other day in winter?
Do you like your car in all other ways? Any troubles with it?
#197 of 209 Re: 2010 Elantra Static Electricity problem... [dakotandante]
Jan 30, 2011 (9:14 am)
I get shocks all the time on my two cars (Sentra and Sonata) with cloth seats, especially in the dry weather in fall and winter. The cloth is quite different in both, but it's cloth (my clothes) rubbing on cloth (seats), and that is a recipe for static. And you said you bought the car in the fall. And do you live in the Dakotas? Pretty dry there, especially in fall and winter.
There are good suggestions above. A few other things you could try are to use an anti-static spray on your driver's seat once in awhile to see if that helps. Also I find when I wear my leather jacket, it helps reduce static as it's no longer cloth-against-cloth. Finally, you might consider recovering the seats in leather (a little pricey, but has other benefits also such as the nice aroma) and next time you buy a car, get a leather interior vs. cloth. I have very little static issues if any in my 2004 Elantra, which has leather seats.
#198 of 209 Re: 2010 Elantra Static Electricity problem... [gimmestdtranny]
Jan 30, 2011 (9:26 am)
The synthetic clothing vs cotton does make a big difference!