Dealership could not reproduce problem. Drive shaft locking nut was loose. Manual transmission suffered catastrophic failure resulting in internal components exiting cast housing of transmission. Took to repair shop they told me it would cost 1200 for new transmission possibly took it back to seller. Clutch disc, pressure plate and thrust bearing replaced; flywheel machined, and rear main oil seal replaced. I had the car towed in. Tightened down half shaft nuts as interim fix.
Since the trans fluid was due for changing at 60k we are at 54k had it changed. Attempted adjustment first, no correction. Hyundai has made vehicle buybacks through arbitration, but that rarely works out well financially for owners in the end. Seemed fine until last week. Although the clutch replacement in the previous trip fixed the clutch engagement, the car still would not reliably shift into 1st. Took car back to seller and got money back! Engine would stick before shifting with a bang. Dealer was able to pull codes and determine that this was a known problem with an oil sensor.
Another transmission issue prior to this was a harsh shift from 1st to 2nd gear, so there may have been a defect. Had prior problems with the shift lockout preventing starting. Bad News - Needed a new transmission. Replacement transmission installed with new clutch and pressure plate. Transmission still has synchro issue - not dealt with. Took to dealer next business day - they replaced a clip that may have been part of a recall.
Dealer said it had to do with the plastic washers used between the cv joint and the transmission. At 50,000 kms still have the issue. This happened back in Nov. Mechanic recommended replacemnt of boot and left front axle. Diagnosed as a leaking clutch slave cylinder. Boot had been worn previously, so shaft was exposed to dirt, etc. Can anyone tell me what the problems was, and how to fix it.
Removed bolt, sealed, reinstalled bolt. They did fix it under warranty. . Removed switch and jumped circuit while waiting for part. Had to remove the filter to access the blockage to remove it. Clutch assembly replaced under 30day warranty.
Dealer says there's nothing wrong with it so I will wait until it breaks. Also there is a pattern of complaints about the 2013 Elantra brakes grinding at very low mileage. Diagnosed as a worn high-pressure power-steering hose. It ended up being a transmission problem. Clutch, pressure plate and throwout bearing was replaced. Was retorqued to factory spec. This time it threw codes.
Elantra owners have tried sensor adjustments, wheel alignments, even replacing axles, most with no luck. Replacing Transmission valve body and cleaning computer contacts did not fix issue. Not quite the Hyundai quality I expected. Hyundai refused to cover this even though there was evidence of uneven wear on the pressure plate. Don't know how long it had been that way. Sorry, don't know the actual part names. They replaced some parts and the fluid, it took about a week.
It usually happens when the car has been sitting overnight or the first shift after the car was driven for a while and sitting. The problem ended up being the temperature sensor which was replaced 25000 mi The front end was popping when placed into gear. Dealer scanned the transmission codes-there were none and was told that the transmission was acting as the manufacturer intended. Explained slight clicking noise while turning. Check engine light came on, then went off.