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#1 of 29 2002 Elantra 30k maintenance and fluid flushes
Jan 21, 2007 (2:23 pm)
I have a question about some fluid flushes..
I have a 2002 elantra with 42500 miles on it. I have been good about all of my maintenance, and at 32k miles I got my 30k service done at a dealer. that included some belts, coolant drain ( not flush ) and a transmission drain ( not flush ). I had also previously done the chemical clean before on the fuel injection system. Well, I bring my car in every 3k miles for an oil change to a local shop ( not dealer ), and the last two times they tell me i need all of my fluids flushed!! He showed me the transmission fluid, and it wasn't cherry red, but not "black" as he said either ( only 8k miles after I had it done ), it was a burnt sienna, brownish color. He also said I need a coolant flush, power steering flush, brake fluid flush, and fuel injection chemical clean.
I just got the power steering done, because I haven't before, but do i really need the rest of those again so soon, as well as the brake fluid?
Thank you for your advice!
#2 of 29 Re: 2002 Elantra 30k maintenance and fluid flushes [computerartman]
Jan 22, 2007 (4:41 am)
Regarding the transmission fluid -
My boss drained the fluid in his Explorer a couple of years ago, and refilled it. After driving for a couple of weeks, he was surprised to find tht the fluid was a little dirty. He took it in to his dealer, and they told him that when you just drain, instead of flushing, there is a lot of dirty fluid that is trapped in the torque converter that doesn't get removed. When you then drive the car, that dirty fluid mixes in with the new fluid and causes the dirty appearance. This may be the case with you. However, if you are going to get your tranny fluid flushed, you should have a dealer do this. The Elantra uses a special transmission fluid, and a lot of times, outside shops do not carry it, and will even tell you their own fluid meets the specs (or that they can add something to it to make it meet the specs) when this actually is not true. I am not sure why your dealer would not have actually flushed it to begin with.
#3 of 29 Re: 2002 Elantra 30k maintenance and fluid flushes [computerartman]
Jan 22, 2007 (8:40 am)
When you only drain ATF, you are not replacing all of the fluid. More like half. To flush, they need to drain and refill, drive for a short distance, then drain and refill. repeat it for 3 times. ATF flush costs 2-3 times as much as a single drian and refill.
#4 of 29 Re: 2002 Elantra 30k maintenance and fluid flushes [acura03g]
Jan 22, 2007 (8:50 am)
"To flush, they need to drain and refill, drive for a short distance, then drain and refill. repeat it for 3 times.
Most places around me are able to suction out ALL of the fluid, and then replace.
#5 of 29 Re: 2002 Elantra 30k maintenance and fluid flushes [1racefan]
Jan 22, 2007 (8:58 am)
For my 03 acura CL, the manual says to do it that way. Maybe they have some special suction machines. But if you want to do it yourself, that's the procedure to follow I guess.
#6 of 29 2000 Hyundia Elantra fuel filter
Feb 27, 2007 (4:08 am)
I recently purhased a 2000 Elantra for my daughter can someone tell me where the heck is the fuel filter?
I did a complete service but could change it (fuel filter) because I could not find it.
#7 of 29 Re: 2000 Hyundia Elantra fuel filter [lanceman1]
Feb 27, 2007 (6:12 am)
I believe it is in the tank, with the fuel pump, but I am not sure.
#8 of 29 Re: 2000 Hyundia Elantra fuel filter [1racefan]
Feb 27, 2007 (9:51 pm)
I know that's true for 2001 and later; I suspect it's true in 2000. If it's like the 2001-2006 Elantras, you have to pull the fuel pump to get it. The dealers don't like to do the work to do this because while they're in there, they'd just as soon sell you a whole new pump. It's possible to change out the filter, but it's kind of a pain and not really designed for it.
All that said, I've seen Do-It-Yourself instructions for this on other message boards. (Google on "Elantra forum" and check out the first few sites... one of them should have the DIY.)
#9 of 29 Just changed oil on 07 elantra SE
May 11, 2007 (7:00 pm)
First oil change on this car. milage 4686. Age 6mos. Here is the procedure I used.
1. Warm up engine, drive onto ramp, shift to P, apply parking brake firmly, shut off engine, put wheel chokes (or bricks) under rear wheels to prevent car from moving.
2. Open hood and remove oil filler cap.
3. Get under car, remove the plastic cover piece under the oil pan and oil filter. This done by removing 3 bolts (using 10mm socket).
4. Place container under oil drain plug, remove drain plug using 17mm socket or wrench, wait until used oil is completely drained to the container.
5. Move container under the oil filter, remove oil filter with an oil filter wrench. This took me a while as the oil filter was very tight.
6. Use finger to apply new oil to the rubber band on new oil filter, install new oil filter with hand. Then use oil filter wrench to tighten 1/2 to 3/4 turn.
7. Put a new aluminum gasket/washer on oil drain plug, then screw it on with hand. Tighten it with wrench 1/4 turn. Do not overtighten. Or if you have torque wrench, use 30 lbft torque. Reinstall the plastic cover piece under the oil pan.
8. Using a funnel pour 4.23 qt new oil to oil filler hole (I used Quaker State 5W20 synthetic oil), put oil filler cap back on.
9. Turn on engine, oil pressure light should go off within 5 seconds. Drive to level ground. shut off and wait for 5 minutes then check oil level. It should be at Full.
#10 of 29 2006 elantra oil color
Mar 16, 2008 (1:57 am)
hi. i wonder anyone can answer a question? i've been looking at 2006 elantras for my daughter's first car. i've noticed that pretty much all have coffee colored oil on the bottom of the oil cap when i check it. is this normal? i heard that this may mean water has gotten into the oil. should i be concerned? thanks.