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#4 of 49 Re: 1997 Hyundai Accent Transmission [peanut31501]
Mar 16, 2008 (4:16 am)
Well I had problems with my 96 hyundai accent auto trans too somewhat similar. What happened to me was I was driving about 45mph and all of a sudden in heavy traffic my car downshifted on its own to like 1st gear and basically made me stop the car. I shut it off turned it back on and it was fine. Then also little bit later I was going from a stop and its like it would rev up but not shift up to 2nd. I took it to dealer and was told they have electronic transmissions they the contacts needed cleaning and adjusted 10 degrees. I guess they can only be adjusted so far too..but seemed to work for the next 5 years until I had the problem with it not wanting to shift from first into 2nd from a stop. So I just changed out the trans fluid and filter and its worked fine for last 2 years.
#5 of 49 01 hyundai accent overdrive
Apr 16, 2008 (5:22 pm)
I just bought an 01 accent, and I don't have an owner's manual for it. I don't know when I should have the car in overdrive and when I shouldn't. Any advice would help out a lot. Thanks.
#6 of 49 2005 Hyundi Accent automatic gear changing problems
Apr 20, 2008 (4:00 pm)
My car will "get stuck" in low gear when you pull out into traffic, you try and accelerate but the revs go up and you stay doing 20Km/hr. Putting you foot down does nothing except increase the revs, you have to put your foot on the brake and come to a halt and they try accelerating again. As you can imagine this is dangerous if you have pulled out into heavy traffic. It has now also developed a new trick - sometimes it changes gear but around the 3oKm mark you hear a loud bang (like you have hit the car with a hammer) and the whole car jerks (hard enough for you to bang your head on headrest!). There is no particular time it happens (can be first trip of day or after many). Car is great after you get into 3rd and for long trips of accelerating past other cars great.
I purchased the Hyundi Accent in Dec 05. No problems till begining of 07 then noticed that sometimes had trouble getting into gear. Took to dealer to look at they said nothing wrong. Anyway it is now mid 2008 and problem is getting worse and my car has been in repair shop for 1 week and they say they cant find anything wrong as the on-board computer doesnt throw up a fault code!
Has anyone else had these type of problems. I am getting frightened to drive car as I am an accident waiting to happen and when someone drives into the back of me it will be my fault as they will not be expecting me to be doing 20Km/hr. I have a 5yr replacement warrenty for all the good its doing me. The repair shop says it could be a few things but refuse to try anything as computer not showing code implying that I am imagining all this. Other people have been in car with me when it gets stuck but as an intermitant fault the repair shop says it doesnt happen for them. As I am female I feel that I am not being taken seriously or they are waiting for my warrenty to expire then they will find problem!
#7 of 49 2K accent manual transmission gear selector
Nov 05, 2008 (2:58 pm)
just replaced my gear selector cable and now cant select 1st, 3rd or 5th what the hell have i done wrong????
#8 of 49 2001 hyndai accent transmission problems
Aug 05, 2009 (7:45 am)
My neice has a 2001 hyndai accent she purchased several months ago. The vehical has around 60K miles on it. I noticed the trans fluid had a burned smell to it and was discolored. Had her take it in for new filter and fluid change. After about 3-weeks past that, her over drive quit working. Now its a 3 speed. Any ideas from someone out there would be greatly appreciated.
#9 of 49 Re: 2001 hyndai accent transmission problems [cystoman]
Aug 05, 2009 (12:42 pm)
2001 hyndai accent ...has around 60K miles ... the trans fluid had a burned smell to it and was discolored. Had her take it in for new filter and fluid change
Burnt and discolored fluids are not a good thing. Is it a manual or automatic? Do you have the past service records? Even though it's low mileage I wonder if this is the first time the transmission fluid has been changed. You may need to take it into a transmission shop to get an expert evaluation of the problem.
#10 of 49 Re: 2001 hyndai accent transmission problems [autonomous]
Aug 11, 2009 (5:05 am)
She bought the car used from a dealership. The automatic transmission worked fine up until she had the fluid changed in it. Then the overdrive into 4th gear just stopped working. I am pretty mechanical. Is the overdrive on an automatic Hyndai a simple fix or what ? I have read thats its an electric engagment and might not be to hard to fix. Has anyone out there worked on this type of problem ?
#11 of 49 Re: 2001 hyndai accent transmission problems [cystoman]
Sep 27, 2009 (9:16 am)
Crystoman - I know your post was over a month ago, but I'll bet I know what happened. I'll wager anything that the shop used the wrong ATF. In a Hyundai automatic, you MUST use SPIII ATF. This is available at Hyundai or Kia Parts Departments, or also at Mitsubishi Parts Departments, as the transmission was originally a Mitsubishi design.
Interestingly, our large Hyundai dealer here uses a synthetic base "so called" equivalent to SPIII ATF. I don't know how they can get away with this, as Hyundai corporate specifically states to use SPIII ATF. And, it also states as such as in the Owner's Manual.
You can go into any auto parts store, such as Advance Auto Parts, Autozone, etc., and you may find ATF that "claims" to be an equivalent to SPIII ATF. Don't use it, because it's not. Simply stated, if you use anything other than SPIII ATF, the automatic transmission will not work as designed, and its use will cause the transmission to fail.
Same goes with any of the Quick Lube stations, NONE of them stock or use SPIII ATF, and don't let them tell you otherwise.
Again, you must use Hyundai/Kia/Mitsubishi SPIII ATF in the transmission. Yes, it's more expensive than other ATF, but you will be rewarded in the long run by a reliable transmission.
#12 of 49 Re: 2001 hyndai accent transmission problems [cystoman]
Dec 01, 2009 (12:20 am)
Better late than never - youre neice has what we in the industry refer to as a hook and stitch. - if you take apart your shift handle I bet you youll find that the wires from the overdrive switch in the shift handle down to the junction connector are broken - I had the same problem with my car, and this is one of those things they love to get you on, they charge you 1500$ say their replacing the trans, and they fix two wires. your overdrive is coming on and off because of whats left of the wires flexing back and fourth.. eventually itl be gone all together... - try this I bet you that fixes the car..
Also, despite what anyone may tell you the hyundai certified transmission fluid is nothing different than the stuff you buy at the autoparts store, all youre paying for is piece of mind, I've seen the production charts of these chemicals and they use the same exact detergents! I've fixed this problem before, it happens due to cheap wiring in the shift handle... - to have a gear be there and suddenly not be there is unheard of, if it had anything fluid related to do with it youd feel loss of oil pressure in other gears, not just 4th..
(ASE certified technician)
#13 of 49 Re: 2001 hyndai accent transmission problems [senaelen]
Dec 01, 2009 (10:49 am)
I beg to differ, Ben. I've replaced quite a few transmissions which had "recently" been serviced with Dexron/Mercon ATF instead of SPIII. The one thing they all had in common is that the customer paid for the new transmission, which if had been filled with the correct fluid, would've been covered by warranty.