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Hyundai Elantra Transmission Questions

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  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,682
    It appears that the new transmission wasn't installed properly. If so, that would be human error on the part of the dealership, not the fault of the car. Be sure the dealer's service manager (and maybe owner) are aware of what the fire fighters saw. Also see if you can get a copy of their report--it might mention the unclamped lines.
  • Just found this list in a search for info on my wife's '01 A/T Elantra which is experiencing the same issue. It did it once last year 2007 and just recently last week. Will have it reviewed by the dealer. Car has 85,000 on it.
  • Our problem turned out to be an electronic sensor in the tranny. Not covered by the warranty. Cost about $250.00 to replace. Not bad.....
  • Our problem turned out to be an electronic sensor in the tranny. Not covered by the warranty. Cost about $250.00 to replace. Not bad.....
  • My car has 130K miles on it and has started a shift flare as described by other posters here. It would rev up to 4-5000 rpm or sometimes even more while going 30-40 mph. There is no MIL iluminated right now. Was told by a mechanic that since there's no check engine light on, the sensors (cam/speed) should be OK. I have religiously changed the ATF every 30k miles and now this problem comes out. If I have to spend $450 for a fix, I'd rather donate/trade-in this car and buy a [non-permissible content removed] car w/c are more reliable.
  • My sons 2005 elantra transmission makes what I would call a lurch when it goes from 2nd to 3rd gear. 1st to 2nd is fine and 3rd to 4th is fine. Just on 2nd to 3rd makes kind of a small jerk foward, but not all the time, this just started. Is the tranny going to hell? also this is an automatic transmission.
  • bhmr59bhmr59 Posts: 1,598
    Take it to a dealership, assuming it has less than the mileage warranty, they should take care of any problem at no cost.
  • It has 61000 miles on it. plus it was a rebuilder. we have had it for over 2 years and it has been a great car. What do you think is wrong with it?
  • tell me more, what kind of symptons did it show. and did they want to do a whole tranny rebuild? also why didnt the warr cover it? did the car have more than 60000 on it?
  • stephen987stephen987 Posts: 1,994
    I think by "rebuilder" he means it has a salvage title. Most manufacturers will cancel the warranty on a car if it's declared salvage.
  • grump1grump1 Posts: 27
    Hello, I have a problem with my 1997 hyundai elantra station wagon . My automatic transmission don't have any forward gears. I used the car , and it was fine, I parked it over night , came out in the morning and i have no forward gears at all. When you put it in any forward gears it seems to get ready to go in then it kick out and you just hear a whinning noise ( like the pump running ).. The transmission fluid is full . I have park, neutral , reverse , But No Forward Gears Like 1st ,2nd, or Drive :sick: .

    HAS ANYONE ELSE EVER HAD THIS PROBLEM - AND HOW CAN I FIX IT. PLEASE HELP

    Thank you for any help you can give me.
    Grump
    grumpscustomz@hotmail.com
  • stephen987stephen987 Posts: 1,994
    I have no experience with Hyundais, but speaking as a former engineer who's driven a lot of very thoroughly used cars over the years, I can say that it doesn't sound good. Is the transmission fluid bright red, or does it look/smell burnt?
  • grump1grump1 Posts: 27
    Hello,
    The transmission fluid color , looks brown -- But it does not smell burnt' at all . I thought because of the way it happened , That it might be a sensor or electrical . The car worked good till I parked it overnight, ""I never saw a transmission go bad from setting over night,""

    Thanks,
    Grump......... :confuse:
  • stephen987stephen987 Posts: 1,994
    It's odd for something to go from no symptoms to total failure overnight, especially a transmission. So the idea of a bad sensor or computer does make sense. On the other hand, brown fluid is also a bad sign.

    And you had no symptoms before? No funny shifting or anything?
  • grump1grump1 Posts: 27
    bought another good tcu.. it made no differnce....no signs other then just the normal slip for a second between 1 & 2 till you let off the gas for a second right away when its cold since 2000 when i purchased it and took it to the dealer 3 times and they said their was no problems at all , that was 8 years ago...we just left it warm up for a bit before we left.
    grump
  • grump1grump1 Posts: 27
    Wait, I just thought about something my wife said , For the past month when she put the car in gear and drove it ... It would like make like a miss in the engine, Then the miss got worse in time...Could the be related to the transmission..? If you let it idiol in Park it idiols fine with just a small miss once and awhile Not like when its in gear ..

    Grump
  • stephen987stephen987 Posts: 1,994
    Slippage when cold is often a symptom of a weak transmission pump, but it could also be caused by a clog in the valve body. I ran into the same issue with my Dodge pickup.

    How long since the transmission fluid was changed?
  • grump1grump1 Posts: 27
    35,000... It's due for one ...It should have been done at 30,000. I just didn't think a filter change alone would fix it from other post I seen. Guess it can't hurt , just didn'tr want to waste my money. The last time it was done the guy put dextron spIII, Maybe that has something to do with it also. He told me that is good for anything. Is that true..?

    Grump
  • stephen987stephen987 Posts: 1,994
    Like I said, I don't know anything much about Hyundais, but I know that some automatics are very picky about what kind of fluid you use. So a fluid change might be the answer.

    But for some reason, maybe because it happened so suddenly, I suspect you will be spending real money for a transmission rebuild instead.
  • grump1grump1 Posts: 27
    Yup , That Would Be My Luck ...... But , I Sure Hope Not.

    Thanks,
    Grump

    :sick:
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