Last post on Nov 28, 2011 at 5:52 PM
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Hyundai Elantra, Hatchback, Sedan
#10 of 29 2006 elantra oil color
Mar 16, 2008 (2:57 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.
#11 of 29 Check Engine light codes
Aug 19, 2009 (7:08 pm)
I have a 2004 Hyunda Elantra and was wondering if there was a website that listed the check engine light codes? My light just came on tonight at 67,000 miles.
Thanks for the help.
#12 of 29 Re: Check Engine light codes [rguedel]
Aug 28, 2009 (2:48 pm)
a website that listed the check engine light codes
Just google "obd codes" and it will show you listings for the OBD II codes that appear on a diagnostic tool (also known as an OBD reader).
#13 of 29 cabin air filter
Feb 16, 2011 (4:30 pm)
2010 elantra se.how do i get to the cabin air filter
#14 of 29 Intermittant loss of power
Mar 10, 2011 (6:40 pm)
My daughter has a 2003 Elantra GLS. About once every 4 months the car will completely loose power. The engine will run but only generates enough power to creep along at 10 or 15 Mph. It always clears up by itself after a few hours and whenever she takes it to a mechanic they can't find anything wrong. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance....
#15 of 29 Re: Intermittant loss of power [taftdad]
Mar 11, 2011 (6:55 am)
Sounds like it's entering limp home mode (http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_Limp_home_strategy ). There should be computer codes that can be read to diagnose.
Do you still have any powertrain warranty left? If so, I'd suggest talking to dealer's service dept. for a process to follow the next time it happens; i.e. drive it straight to a dealer or have it towed or something else.
Even without warranty you might talk to them. A sensor somewhere is saying something's wrong.
#16 of 29 Re: Intermittant loss of power [fushigi]
Mar 12, 2011 (9:30 am)
It's worth a try. Thank You.
#17 of 29 Radiator Drain Plug Leak - 2003 Elantra
Mar 13, 2011 (10:32 am)
The plastic radiator drain plug is leaking on my 2003 Elantra. When I try to screw it in tighter, it doesn't seem to tighten or loosen. Does the plug require a "push and turn" motion, or is it a threaded plug?
#18 of 29 Re: 2006 elantra oil color [spupecki]
Mar 18, 2011 (12:22 pm)
I own two of these cars--05 and 06. I have noticed the brown colored oil on the caps as well, however I think this is normal. Probably due to the fact that the cap is in the valve cover with little clearance.
The 05 has 96K and the 06 has 45K and both run perfectly. The 05 uses no oil at all between 5K oil changes.
BTW: Bought both new as first cars for my son and daughter. Plan was to get them through the last two years of HS, college and a few years beyond before a replacement is necessary. So far the plan has worked well and seems to be cost effective for the long run.
#19 of 29 Should I Flush?
Jun 22, 2011 (2:32 pm)
Not sure if this belongs here, the transmission, or 2001-2006 forums.
Have a 2006 GLS 4-door with 51,000 miles which my daughter has at school. I've done all the scheduled maintenence which is really just coolant flush! and oil changes at 5,000 miles or 6 months. I did the timing and three other belts at 48K because it was 5yrs - we brough the car from a dealer a little over two years ago with 26K+ miles.
Now I'm wondering if I should have the auto tranny fluid serviced. The manual shows it to be done at 108K miles/7 yrs but the severe schedule shows at 30,000 miles. The car gets probably 60/40 city hwy driving and the city is generally shorter distances, in traffic which qualifies as severe. I've just checked it, the level is good and color is within reason, looks red on the dipstick and sort of brownish on a paper towel. So should I have it serviced or just leave it alone?