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Hyundai Elantra, Transmission, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#105 of 136 Re: Transmission issues [cstender]
Sep 30, 2009 (5:54 pm)
If you parked on a grade (and I assume you did), it is pretty normal for a car to roll a slight distance until the transmission lock engages, with a sound accompanying the locking action. Your dealer is correct that to prevent the car from moving--and also to avoid damaging the transmission--you should apply the parking brake when parked on a grade.
How far does the car roll?
#106 of 136 Re: Transmission issues [backy]
Oct 05, 2009 (6:57 am)
I am not sure how far it would go. I stopped it before it ran into a car parked below us. The second time I stopped it after a few inches. Other than that and the transmission getting stuck in park one time, the car has been great. My wife drives it probably 60 miles to work and back each day. She baby's it and the computer is showing the car to be getting between 45 and 49 miles per gallon. If this is correct I am really impressed.
#107 of 136 Re: 2009 Elantra Transmission Concerns [optifluid]
Nov 26, 2009 (11:02 am)
On November 24, 2009 I had the automatic transmission replaced on my 2008 Hyundai Elantra with only 23,000 miles on it, at the Hyundai dealer, thank goodness for that offered warranty by Hyundai.
It had a sluggish ride and I would hear noises from under the hood and whenever I started the car and when I would put it into reverse, there would be a another type of noise from the shifting area. I took my car to the Hyundai service department, I told them that my car was sluggish up a hill and it's making a noise when I shift into park and reverse, the service guy drove it, took a look under the hood and noticed there was metal in the transmission fluid, and that's when they said the words "your car needs a new transmission" I just bout fell out of my seat. My baby now has a new transmission and she's peppy.
Hopes this was helpful.
Jan 01, 2010 (7:32 pm)
My 2004 Elantra has 160k miles on it and the trans is slipping. I took it to aamco last spring and they said the fluid had the dreaded burnt smell and advised that I not change the trans fluid at this point since it would cause it to deteriorate even faster. They said I would need to rebuild it soon. Now the check engine light is on and the car jerks after starting it and putting it in gear. I'm taking it in for an estimate next week, and money is tight. I can't help but wonder if it's worth putting a lot of money into the car, especially with so many miles on it. The thermostat went bad on it and it overheated last year, which now has me concerned about a blown head gasket in the near future. Maintenance, even replacing headlights, seems to be costly on the Elantra. I'm being as practical as possible but I'm not looking forward to letting this car go, it's been good and reliable. Feedback?
#109 of 136 Which gear for in town driving 2005 Elantra Auto Trans.
Jan 18, 2010 (12:11 pm)
Just bought a 2005 Elantra GLS 4 spd AT and was wondering if it is better to put it in 3rd gear for in town driving or leave it in 4th? It has 100K miles. Changed timing belt, new tires, trans fluid drain and checked out. Seems sluggish in 4th at lower speeds.
#110 of 136 Re: Which gear for in town driving 2005 Elantra Auto Trans. [gary97]
Jan 18, 2010 (2:27 pm)
If it's under 35 mph, you can keep it in 3rd. But I find 4th kicks in right around 35 mph, if you have a light foot, and then RPMs are nice and low for fuel economy. Of course, if you need hill climbing or want quicker engine response, you'll need to downshift or it will lug.
#111 of 136 Re: Which gear for in town driving 2005 Elantra Auto Trans. [backy]
Jan 18, 2010 (4:19 pm)
Thanks for responding. I hope I understood you. Are you saying that fuel economy is better if left in fourth gear and let the auto trans do its thing rather than putting it in 3rd when driving in town on mostly fairly flat terrain and driving speeds varying between 0 and 40 mph?
#112 of 136 Re: Which gear for in town driving 2005 Elantra Auto Trans. [gary97]
Jan 18, 2010 (4:31 pm)
Fuel economy is better the lower the RPMs, as long as the engine isn't lugging. I find I can get it down to about 1400 RPMs in 4th on level ground w/o lugging. For me this is around 35-40 mph. You can leave it in "D" all the time driving around town under normal circumstances--let the transmission select the best gear. It is an adaptive tranny and will adjust shift points based on usage. So if you drive with a light foot, as I do, it will tend to shift later. If you drive more aggressively, it will learn to shift earlier.
#113 of 136 Re: Which gear for in town driving 2005 Elantra Auto Trans. [backy]
Jan 18, 2010 (6:26 pm)
Thank you very much for your quick response to my questions. I bought this car for my college student daughter and will pass this information on to her.
#114 of 136 Stiff gear change - Hyundai Elantra Hatchback 2001 (60000km) - manual
Apr 13, 2010 (8:58 pm)
I was wondering if anyone would know why, all of a sudden, it's very hard to change gears on my 2001 Elantra (which has only done 60000kms, had regular services and oil changes, etc.) ? Gear change has always been very fluid until this morning when I struggled to change up and down gears, but only when the car was running - when it's off, I can easily move the gear stick between gears.
Any help would be much appreciated !
Thanks - Sarah