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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?
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  • 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 HMAservice.com website I have been able to answer my own question...my 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" go...so 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.
  • Can anyone change out a timing belt, or must I pay Saturn $600 to do it?
  • 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?
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 5,967
    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: 18,769
    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.
  • hello there am new to hyundai am a technection i have a problem with a 98 accent the transmitssion is leajing and have no power, so i have a 01 accent i decided to put o1 transmitssion in 98 but i notice on the valve body the 98 have 4 pin and the 01 have 6 pin. so i needed a suggestion i was thinking to swap computers but 98 dont have any o2 sensor can the o1 exuast minifold work on the 98 just to save me the time. help
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • g3minig3mini Posts: 4
    Hi
    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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • yeah, it sounds like you are having a similar issue to me, cammer6. i'm due for my 3 months check up soon and they are going to trouble shoot it then. it isn't happening as much as it was when i first started driving it, but it's still doing it. i know what you mean about the possibility of it causing an accident. you think you are going to accelerate quickly, as you should, but that hesitation could cause an accident if you don't get your speed up. i will mention the oxygen sensor to them if they say they don't know what it is etc.
    i wish buying a car was the same as anything else - you aren't happy, you can exchange it for another one that works properly!! ugh.
    thanks and do keep me posted!
  • i wouldn't say that i'm tromping on the gas but i know what you mean. this is normal acceleration when stepping on the gas.
  • I had the same problem with my 2000 accent. I had the oxygen sensor replaced and it ran smooth again. It will also do this if your car is miss firing and in need of a tune-up.
  • g3minig3mini Posts: 4
    thanks. i'll remember that when i go in for my 6 month and see what they say.
  • jcw3jcw3 Posts: 1
    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
  • robert127robert127 Posts: 1
    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?
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