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#96 of 136 Re: 1999 Hyundai Elantra transmission issue [joegiant]
Jul 15, 2009 (2:12 pm)
The original question was about someone who might have ruined their Elantra's AT by using the wrong tranny fluid. That is not the fault of the transmission.
The AT in the Elantra has improved over time but it's still a pretty basic four-speed. I am hoping Hyundai will put a more modern AT (e.g. 5AT Shifttronic like the Forte has) for 2010.
My first Elantra, a 2001 GLS, had the 5-speed. I liked it a lot, until my oldest son, helped by his mother, trashed the clutch ($1300). Also traffic is getting worse every year. So I think I'll stick with ATs, at least until I can be sure I'm the only person in the family to drive it. For instance, my Rabbit's 6-speed Tiptronic is quite a nice unit, for an automatic.
Jul 16, 2009 (3:36 pm)
ya ever get caught in a traffic jam while Prince's entourage passes through?
Yep, Hyundai needs to develop the 5AT Shifttronic for their new world order Elantra's like Kia is plopping in to their Forte's, exactly right.
Jul 17, 2009 (7:50 am)
We put an automatic from 1 car into our car. It worked fine in the other car. Now it has a very good reverse and at times it has no forward. When we put it in drive it seems to work fine for 10 to 20 minutes then seems to just disengage when it wants to. On jack stands it will shift just fine then when you stop and put it in park and then put it back in drive it will start to move the wheels and then sort of clicks and stops moving. Any Ideas????? This thing is driving us nuts. We have changed the fluid and filter with the right fluid. The fluid that we drained was red and had no shavings or residue in the pan. We changed the two sensors on the end of the transmission one on top and one on bottom.
#99 of 136 2009 Elantra Transmission Concerns
Aug 17, 2009 (7:19 am)
Just got my 2009 elantra se. Very nice but I notice 2 things with the transmission and I am wondering if it is normal or possibly a problem. 1. After the car sits for 1 to 2 hrs and I put it in reverse or drive, I get a clunk noise coming from the tranny. It is not felt in the car but the noise is there. The clunk doesn't return until I let the car sit again. 2. The tranny makes a buzzing noise for 1 to 2 seconds each time I put it into a different gear. P, D, 2, or 1. It sounds like a gear motor buzzing. Anyone else notice this? Thanks for any responses.
#100 of 136 2000 Elantra, AT failure
Aug 17, 2009 (7:32 pm)
All forward gears working fine but no reverse. Drained/Opened oil pan and saw very few metal shavings - the normal wear and tear. What could be wrong w/ this tranny? Does a bad crankshaft position sensor affect the reverse gear? These cars are known to fail the CPS. Any help would be reatly appreciated.
#101 of 136 I'm a Lady, I Don't Know Cars - Help!
Aug 27, 2009 (11:53 pm)
I recently purchased a 99 Elantra and unfortunately it has tranny problems. I took it to the shop and they gave me the codes for the gear problems (P0731, P0732, P0733, and P0734). They recommend I take it to a transmission specialist. I plan to, but am very curious as to how much this is going to cost. I'm a full-time student and would like to minimize the cost as much as possible. I also ran into an AT recall, but maybe it is not related (details below). I guess my question is roughly what will this cost and what is the best way to minimize the cost if this recall will not help? Also, how long can I postpone it? What should I do/not do?
JUL 07, 1999
1999 HYUNDAI ELANTRA
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS. THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION PRESSURE CONTROL SOLENOID VALVE SEALS DO NOT REMAIN SUFFICIENTLY ELASTIC, RESULTING IN TRANSMISSION FLUID LEAKAGE. THIS LEAKAGE CAN RESULT IN REDUCED PRESSURE APPLICATION TO THE CLUTCHES, BRAKE, AND KICKDOWN SERVO, ALLOWING THEM TO SLIP.
SUCH SLIPPAGE CAN CAUSE PREMATURE DETERIORATION OF THE FRICTION ELEMENT SURFACES AND COULD CAUSE THE VEHICLE NOT TO ACCELERATE, OR NOT ACCELERATE AS EXPECTED, WHEN THE DRIVER PRESSES THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL.
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE PRESSURE CONTROL SOLENOID VALVE.
Potential Units Affected:
HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY 033
#102 of 136 Re: I'm a Lady, I Don't Know Cars - Help! [tkirkwood]
Aug 28, 2009 (5:29 am)
I can't really help on the diagnostic codes, but any Hyundai dealer's service department should be able to input your car's VIN into their system and pull up records to see if the recall applies to your car and if so, was it already done. They should do this for free. They may do it over the phone but might require an in-person visit.
#103 of 136 2009 Elantra rumbling
Aug 29, 2009 (1:50 pm)
I'm not intimately familiar with this model of car yet, so it could be nothing. I just want to play it safe though, so I'll ask here first.
When accelerating from stop to about 40, there is a rumbling noise, which sounds like it's coming from right beneath the centre front floor, somewhere between the exhaust manifold and the cat. I've only listened to this from inside the car. The best I can describe it is, it is the type of sound you would hear on many GM cars like the Grand Am, Grand Prix and older Cutlass series cars. Sort of like a catalytic converter rumbling type sound. It only happens when in Drive though, not when revving in Neutral or Park.
Is this normal? Sorry, the last car I drove was much older and I'm not the best authority on what noise should and shouldn't be there in a new car.
Thanks in advance.
#104 of 136 Transmission issues
Sep 30, 2009 (10:28 am)
We bought a '09 Elantra Touring Automatic and have owned it about a month now. Twice the vehicle has rolled when in park while making a popping sound. Then the transmission locked in park and would not release until the manual release was pushed. Is this something unique, or is this something that will be a common occurrence? The dealer is saying that this is normal operating procedures. They say that the parking break must be applied to keep the vehicle from moving while the transmission is in park. Any others experiencing the same issues?
#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?