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Hyundai Elantra Maintenance and Repair



  • kentavos22kentavos22 Posts: 13
    I have an 02 GT with about 136,000 miles on it. I did the timing belt at 110,000 which is about 10,000 miles short of when I normally see the timing belt go.

    As far as the 60k service, I'd probably hesitate before doing it. Like I said, I have 136,000 miles on my car and it's still going strong. I live about 45 minutes away from the nearest Hyundai dealer so I do most of my own work and avoid the suggested services.

    I've had to do routine stuff like brakes, tires, oils, wipers, headlights and battery. Beyond that, the only other work has been a timing belt and the clutch. The clutch was expensive, but I'm not surprised at it happening after 130,000 miles.

    In other words, I'm not sure what the 60k service is going to do that will be worth $500.00.
  • bjc2bjc2 Posts: 28
    anyone know where the pcv valve is located in a 2001 elantra engine?
  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,635
    Should plug into the valve cover at the front of the engine.

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  • bjc2bjc2 Posts: 28
    thanks mr. shiftright .
  • I have a 1999 Elantra and for the past few months it has been accelerating slow at stop signs/lights. Occassionally, it drives fine, but usually if I have to come to a complete stop it does not have any acceleration until it reaches 25-35mph. I can have my foot all the down on the gas and it will just go. It is especially bad if I am at a bottom a hill trying to go.

    The check engine light is on. I forget the exact codes, but basically there is a vacuum leak somewhere and I cannot find it. It recently had an emmisions test and passed but the CO2 reading was in the 300s. Is that normal?

    It had its tranny worked on twice within the 1st 5 years I had the car and has never driven as smoothly as my family's same exact elantra.

    Any thoughts of what it could be? It is really starting to annoy me as today I was holding up traffic.
  • bjc2bjc2 Posts: 28
    i had the same problem with my 2001 elantra about a year would/nt shift
    into first gear.i took it to my nearest hyundai dealer and they replaced a sensor
    on the was fine after that . that might be the problem.good luck.
  • Correction: the timing belt IS NOT warrantied til 90K in Calif. It is recommended that the belt be changed at 90K.
    Belt covered in the initial 5yr bumper to bumper warranty, but not in the 10yr/100k mile warranty.
  • dria24dria24 Posts: 32
    I have a 2001 elantra with 140,000 miles, its runs good, having problems with my check engine light, my mechanic says it now the AVAP system( anyone heard of this) the code reads 458 "very small leak" emission. he says there appears to be a small leak in the gas fuel system where there are two sensors and one canister, one of them has a pin hole. My check engine light will come on stay on for a couple of days then go off for about 5- 7 weeks, then return, when I fill my tank I always cut off the engine and use 89 octane gas. the car runs good, pickup is fine, in the past when the light come on there were different codes that we had fix. Does anyone know about this, the cost, and where parts can be obtained. I live in NYC and he is going to charge approx. $300.00 for repair which includes changing the two sensors and the canister, since you don't know which one has the hole. Please give me some insight on this problem asap.
    much thanks :confuse: :cry: :P
  • dria24dria24 Posts: 32
    can you tell me how my front headlights beams can be adjusted, they are too low.
  • gomst1gomst1 Posts: 58
    Universal DTC (diagnostic trouble code) for a very small leak is P0456 not 458. Your EVAP system has a leak/hole of about .02 inch. The fuel system is a sealed system to prevent fuel vapors from escaping into the atmosphere. Fuel vapors are stored in the charcoal canister then later drawn/purged into the engine for combustion.

    This could be as simple as a leaking gas cap or problems with the various components of the EVAP system. Replacing the two sensors and the charcoal canister will not guarranty a complete fix. The leak can be anywhere from a damage filler pipe to leaking vapor lines and sensors. Your best bet is to bring it to HYUNDAI as they have the proper tool to find the leak or you could try replacing the gas cap first and making sure that gas cap is properly tightened after every gas fill up. Good luck.
  • doohickiedoohickie Posts: 949
    The first thing to do if you have a small leak is to replace your gas cap.
  • My signal and hazard lights don't work and i need 2 replace the flasher on a 1998 Hyndai Elantra. Where is it located?
  • gomst1gomst1 Posts: 58
    Hyundai online service indicates Flasher Unit is located at the passenger compartment relay box. May I know how did you arrive at this diagnosis. If you know how to read electrical diagrams, I can email you the turn/hazard lamps schematics direct from Hyundai website.
  • That would be great if u would email me the schematics. realy would help out a lot! Thanx guy!
  • gomst1gomst1 Posts: 58
    Need your email address.
  • gomst1gomst1 Posts: 58
    Mail is on the way.
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Please do not post telephone numbers - the post was removed.
  • gomst1gomst1 Posts: 58

    If you go to Body Electrical > Wiring > Main Harness it shows you a picture/location of the passenger compartment relay box. Hope that helps.
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