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Hyundai Accent, Transmission, Hatchback
Jun 10, 2010 (5:05 pm)
I have 2002 Accent w/AutoTrans. When shifting from 1st gear up to next gear there is decided "jolt". Am beginning to experience some down and up shifting while cruising. For the first time I couldn't shift into reverse to back out of a parking place (let it roll back to get enough clearance to pull forward). After a few blocks I pulled over, put it into reverse and it worked fine. I have a little over 90K mileage. Am I looking at a re conditioning repair, replacement with a re conditioned tran, or a replacement with a low mileage used unit? Any idea of the cost involved?
#21 of 49 Re: 2K accent manual transmission gear selector [krustytodd]
Jun 21, 2010 (4:28 pm)
hey.. i read over the problems that you were having with your car and it sounds just like the same problems i am having with my 05 Hyundai accent. i have taken it in 6x now and no one can fix it.. they say it has something to do with the sensors going haywire... im assuming it has something to do with the computer in the transmission.. last time i drove it 3 weeks ago it scared the crap out of me.. i was wondering if u found any helpful information about it.. they say to rebuild the transmission which will cost around 2500 and the car is totally not worth it considering im still paying it off.
Oct 18, 2010 (10:23 am)
I have achance to buy a nice accent and it won't go into reverse , I am clueless, and I want the car but I don't want to change the tranny. I guess what i'm asking is is it worth it possibly, how would you knoe you havent seen it , oh it has 180000 on it but runs perfect, but no reverse , it has an inspection and a new one ???????
Oct 18, 2010 (10:25 am)
I didn't mention the car is a 1998 in years, just no reverse and it's an automatic...with 180,000...????? very curious , this car could be practically given to me and i really could use it, thank you for anyone's time!!!
#24 of 49 Re: bigboy11 [bigboy11]
Oct 18, 2010 (12:36 pm)
With no reverse, the car would be difficult to park anywhere. The only way to fix it would be to replace the tranny. I wouldn't pay more then a few hundred bucks for this car if it runs good and be prepared to spend over $1000 to replace the tranny. In all honesty, I'd look elsewhere.
#25 of 49 Re: bigboy11 [carfreak09]
Oct 18, 2010 (1:11 pm)
Thank you at least I know what to do , not get the car!!!, thanks again!
#26 of 49 downshifting to save brakes
Nov 18, 2010 (4:48 pm)
I always had stickshifts,but have a new accent hatchback automatic now.I am use to downshifting before braking.Will this be bad for an automatic transmission?
#27 of 49 Re: downshifting to save brakes [hank1336]
Nov 18, 2010 (4:51 pm)
The automatic downshifts... automatically, based on conditions.
#28 of 49 Re: downshifting to save brakes [hank1336]
Nov 18, 2010 (11:02 pm)
Manually forcing a downshift won't hurt it, but really, all you need to do for better engine braking is click off the overdrive lockout switch. Please give us a new owner report in the Accent hatchback forum, basically tell us which model you got, how much you paid and what you like and don't like about your new ride. Few owners participate here so it would be nice to hear from a new owner. Hope to see you there!
#29 of 49 responding to carfreak09's request.
Nov 20, 2010 (12:13 pm)
I bought a new 2010 accent hatchback GS package.I paid $13014 before taxes.I bought the smallest car I could find that had the things I wanted. Parking is a problem in my area,but this car fits in spaces big car can't ! It's easy to handle and fun to drive(better than my grandson's remote control toy!),and economical too.As a trout fisherman all my life, the hatchback up serves as a canopy when eating lunch or putting on my hip boots. So far I have no complaints at all and hope it stays that way. p. s.,I bought the car in June 2010.