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Hyundai Accent Engine Questions

I have a 2001 Accent 1.6L engine. Timing belt just went while driving, just wondering if anyone knows if the engine has a non-interference head or not? Or will I possibly be looking at Valve work as well as just replacing the belt?


  • hi folks,

    Sorry if this line of questioning seems uninformed. I just purchased a 2007 Accent for my wife and it seems to me that the valve-train is kind of noisey, at least somewhat louder than I'm used to with my previous cars. I don't see any requirement in the car's maintenance schedule for a valve adjustment so I assume the valves are supposed to be self-adjusting. I'm not at all familiar with the way the "continously variable valve timing" mechanism works...maybe all CVVT lifter configurations are self-adjusting? I have no clue.

    If mildly tapping valve lifters is something I just have to live with, I can do that, but if there is an initial adjustment that I can do to quiet them down before the engine gets too many miles on it then I'd like to know about it. Otherwise, I expect that I'll be forced to visit the dealer at some point to have prematurely worn lifters replaced. Thus-far I've had no luck finding any information on the net that can shed any light on this subject. I'll soon be purchasing a shop manual (if the dealer does not continually claim it is out of stock like the dealer did on my last new car) and I figure I can most likely get the info I need out of that, but until then, I hate to drive the car, setting up a wear-pattern on the lifters that will make them permanently noisey, with complete replacement being the only alternative.

    Please don't advise me to talk to a dealer about this...I'm very sure the dealer does not have my best interests in mind when it comes to service work, and I don't expect they'll be sharing any technical info.

    I'd greatly appreciate any little bit of information that might shed some light on this subject.

    Thank you very much!
  • Through the use of Hyundai's website I have been able to answer my own 2007 Accent has non-adjustable hydraulic lifters. I guess a bit of valvetrain noise is a small price to pay for not having to pull the valve cover every 25,000 miles...:D
  • g_loggerg_logger Posts: 2
    :sick: glad that u found that out. I'm not a mechanic, though i can strip a chainsaw PDQ. JUsst seeing what they were about
  • g_loggerg_logger Posts: 2
    :cry: "A bad year?" Yeah,,,, we're having one of those. Our daughter lived../..died in my hands at delivery April 22,06...Her great-grandpa 4 days befor her...just like the old fart to take and spoil his grand/greatgrand children...Hsp.bills put a 500.00 service bill at KIA a little out of question. So we decided I should change the oil. 1 month ago driving to work the wife said light came on and the 05 ran no more. Towed it two blocks to KIA and the said several things...none of which matched except the part about give us 9 thousand cash and we will put in a new motor...your 10yr/100,000 warrenty ..... HA HAHA...sure. Had it towed home..They have not given me the filter back though they were to send it with tow driver. Been there twice and "oh he is at lunch" usually I got there at 3:30. Took what little savings we had to pay "afriend" and we are now on the third opening ... had to let"friend" last night I started again since the knocking started again within a few miles. Im mentally :sick: and now I have to open this up by myself. the "friend" said oh yeah if we pull the motor out I can get that rod and ...blah blahblah. How is he so sure it is the one he thinks it is. strangely it started up the last time we put it togather and then cleaning up when we got back there was a small round metal ballbearing like thing left where all the parts were kept. I had never heard of a lash adjuster/let alone seen one but after reading kiatechinfo manual pg.afer pg (printer died too)for the past threedays pretty solid lash adjuster jumped out. I hope the ball in the lash adjuster doesn't look like what I have...wish me luck, I'm going to operate right now..I will check back in around 3:00 PST to see if there is any advice, warnings..and to report progress. :sick:
  • You have my deepest sympathy.

    As for the car, I'm afraid I can't quite sort out what you are saying you think is wrong with it. Rod bearings?...a complete set of rod bearings shouldn't cost more than about a hundred bucks, should it?
  • Thanks for the info there.
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  • I have a 2007 SE automatic transmission. Owning it only two weeks so far, and it has been not starting the past three days. First I thought I didn't have it in Park all the way, but it was.

    When I turn the key NOTHING happens. Like there's no power at all... no clicking noise, nothing. I wait a while and try again, and again, eventually it starts. Once I do get it to turn over, all electrical stuff like the Trip A/B and radio setting have all reset, and I have to start all over to reset stations, and have lost my mileage on the Trip counter.

    I'm thinking it could be a electrical short somewhere. Will this be something hard to trace down, or can it be hooked up to the computer and some code will come up? I'm going to the dealer next week to check it out.
  • I have a 2007 Huundai Accent SE that I purchased 9/06. Since new, during initial start-up, the idle speed varies during the first 10 to 30 seconds, depending how cold the outside temperature is. I told the dealer's service advisor about this, when I brought the car in for scheduled maintance, on three occasions, and three different advisors stated that this is normal for all hyundais on all models. Does anyone know if this is fact?
  • PFFlyer@EdmundsPFFlyer@Edmunds Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 5,808
    As you noted, the engine idle speed is varying with outside temperature. The whole point is to get the engine up to operating temperature as soon as possible. That's why the car will idle at a higher speed for a longer period of time when it's cold out.

    My cars behave this way. I'd be inclined to agree with three different people who all said it's normal.


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  • pj2288pj2288 Posts: 1
    just curious as to what the problem was with your 07 Accent starting...I am figuring a loose battery connection? I ask because I just bought an 07 accent myself.Thanks
  • Yes, it was something simple after all.

    It WAS one of the battery cables that wasn't attached properly. Easy fix.
  • Is there anyplace that will explain a code that comes up on a scanner? I have a PO707 code coming up on mine have found some info on it thru various searches.

    Looking for something that might actually explain what the cause and possible fis for it could be.

    Car is a 2001 Accent GLS 145K miles
  • at 2800 miles my accent O2 sensor went out. dealer said it was probably bad from the factory. replaced under warranty.

    tried to rent an accent from hertz, was all set and when got to hertz place, they said the check engine lite was on. this was the first indication that my sensor was out on my car.

    anyone else had sensor problems?
  • I have an Accent 04 with 96800 miles and my transmission went 2 nights ago...
    I do have a warranty 10yr /100000 miles

    It is at the Hyundai shop right now...I need a new transmission but I need to show proof (3) of them that I had the fluid changed... now I know I can get 1 of them but the other 2 I cant remember where or the name of the places.. 1. in Florida - dont know what town...2. in Virginia... again dont know what town....

    What can I do...

    Is there anything I can do...
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,628
    Do you know when the fluid was changed, at least month and year? If so, maybe you could either get a copy of the cancelled check(s) or ask your credit card company for a copy of the bills for those months, showing the payments to the shops.
  • Hi, I was trying to change my timing belt and tensioner. I removed everything and was putting in a new tensioner. However, I'm having a problem putting the spring back on. Somehow, I need to compress the spring to fit it around the tensioner and the other piece. I tried every type of pliers and hose clamps. I spent over six hours working on this lousy stupid one dollar spring. This can't be that hard. You would think if it was so difficult to put back on there would be some explanation in auto manuels. ANy help is greatly appreciated.
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    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.
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