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#23 of 59 Engine Sputtering
Jan 04, 2008 (7:44 am)
About two days ago, the engine on my 2000 Hyundai Accent started sputtering at low rpms (below 2,000 rpm) when driving and I had to downshift to get rid of the sputtering. But when I revved the engine on neutral, there was no sputtering.
This had happened in the past during cold temperatures and it only happened here again this winter when the temperature fell to about -10 C for the first time, so I didn't pay much attention to it. However, yesterday, the problem worsened and the sputtering expanded to higher rpms (about 3,000 rpm). Also, there was a ping noise that would come.
Unfortunately, my trusted mechanic is on his annual vacation and I have no idea when he gets back. So I had to take it into one of the chain service stations and the mechanic there says that he couldn't read the code for the engine light completely, but said I needed to change the catalytic converter, which costs apparently 675 dollars. Could a catalytic converter be the cause of this sputtering, since it happens only when driving and the catalytic converter is involved in cleaning up the gases post combustion? Wouldn't it more likely be something regarding fuel injection or moisture in the engine compartment or something?
I realize even more the value of an honest, trusted mechanic. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
#24 of 59 reversing into garage
Jan 12, 2008 (12:17 pm)
My wife & I bought a 2008 Accent that she...& I...are v. pleased with. I 'm astounded by how well the clutch & 5speed short throw transmission work so wonderfully together! Shifting & engaging the clutch is the 2nd smoothest I've ever experienced on cars that I've driven...just wonderful.
However, two things I note when reversing into the garage in which the driveway is at a fairly steep upward angle. First, the engine cuts out without warning if I let the rpms get a bit too low on the driveway. My wife notices this characteristic too. The rpms have to be quite low. Its not like I have to back up at 2500+rpms. Its just something to get used to. Also, some times I notice a smell...maybe a bit of clutch burn? As I said, I'm not over revving to keep the car from stalling. So I find this clutch(?) smell surprising. Might it just be the newness of the drivetrain?
#25 of 59 2000 Hyundai Accent GL Starting Issues
May 04, 2008 (12:09 pm)
Lately I've been having starting issues with my 2000 Hyundai Accent GL
which always turns over on the first crank. One particular day last
week, it started up right away until I shut the engine off at one of
my routine stops for the day. Car would not start. Waited about
15 minutes and tried again before it finally turned over like it normally
does on the first try. Brought it to a reliable repair shop for a complete
tuneup (wires, plugs, air filter, fuel filter). Everything was working fine
until the other day when I came to a traffic light stop and the engine
just died and was unable to start the car again. Engine cranks, but
won't turn over until about 15 minutes of rest. Hope someone has a
answer for me. This car has been good for the past 8 years. Problem
like this can be frustrating. THERE IS NO CHECK ENGINE LIGHT
COMING ON. Look forward to a response. JC
#26 of 59 02 Accent quit running
Jun 02, 2008 (8:33 am)
I have an 02 Accent, quit running. Found had no fuel, replaced pump, now have fuel and good spark... still won't fire. Any suggestions?
#27 of 59 Timing Belt
Jun 07, 2008 (11:58 am)
I just purchased a 2004 Accent with only 13k on the odometer.
The maintenance schedule states the timing best needs to be replaced at four years or 60k miles. After just purchasing the car, it seems ridicules that I would have to change a timing belt on a car which has only 13k miles.
Jun 12, 2008 (8:12 pm)
MY new 08 accent seems to tach very high although I am not yet very familiar with the car. I will cruise in 5th. and the tach will be at 3K. Doesnt this seem quite high for overdrive. Maybe these small engines are all this way? Any comments about your experiences? thanks vince
#30 of 59 2007 Accent acceleration problem?
Jan 14, 2008 (6:19 pm)
I recently bought a new 2007 Accent 4 door automatic. I noticed that when I start accelerating from low speed or a stop, it sometimes seems to have a problem getting into gear - it's like a bit of a jerking feeling before it actually kicks in and accelerates. I don't know how else to describe it.
Anyone else have this problem?
#31 of 59 Re: 2007 Accent acceleration problem? [g3mini]
Jan 18, 2008 (9:40 am)
You didn't mention if you tromp on the gas or ease into the acceleration. Many cars hesitate before taking off if you tromp on the gas. But easing into the gas pedal(even if you floor the pedal after that), should allow the engine to return smoother acceleration results. When tromped, I even noticed hesitation on a VW GTI w/automatic dual clutch transmission which otherwise had stunning superlative performance.
#32 of 59 Re: 2007 Accent acceleration problem? [g3mini]
Feb 19, 2008 (6:19 am)
I am having the same issue. When I accelerate aftering rounding a corner or something similar I get the jerking. On top of that, when I go to pass another vehicle sometimes my Accent doesn't shift into gear and just kind of redlines the tachometer. It normally isn't until I take my foot off of the gas that the car jerks (very hard) into gear. By that time any opportunity to pass a slow moving vehicle is gone. I sometimes drive on the DC beltway and having a vehicle that doesn't want to work properly could get you into an accident. I have recently taken my Accent in (for the 3rd time) to get looked at. The first visit with the mechanic resulted in them changing the oxygen sensor. They said it was faulty and that was the reason I was jerking. There was a TSP too that mentioned my symptoms that they fixed as well. The second visit might have been another oxygen sensor, but they did con me into the 30K service which they said should solve all of my problems. It didn't. Hopefully my problem will get solved this time around. I will keep you posted.