1995 Hyundai Accent-multiple concerns

Discussion in 'Hyundai Accent' started by panther77, May 23, 2005.

  1. panther77

    panther77 Guest

    Last year we discovered clunking noises when going over bumps even at low
    speeds. We were told that it was most likely broken springs in the front
    end (by a Hyundai dealer-without looking at or driving the car). Clunking
    is getting worse and more frequent. Does this sound like a correct
    diagnosis?


    Brakes seem to fail on occassion but work when pumped. Just had all new
    brake/rotors etc last fall. Ideas?
     
    panther77, May 23, 2005
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  2. panther77

    hyundaitech Guest

    Clunking noises could be just about anything suspension related.

    Check your brake system thoroughly. I once worked on a car that the
    longer it was driven without braking, the more the pedal went to the
    floor. I eventually found that the recently replaced front pads had a
    shim out of position, and was wedged between the piston and caliper
    bracket. Because it was made out of spring metal and was gradually
    pushing the piston back in.
     
    hyundaitech, May 23, 2005
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  3. panther77

    Jacob Suter Guest

    Ball Joints?

    BTW - don't pay Hyundai $60-70 for theirs. Rockauto.com had mine (01
    Santa Fe 2WD) for $17 complete for a MOOG replacement...

    As for the brakes - thats simply unacceptable. I personally don't
    'piddle around' with brakes - if they're not working properly, they get
    torn down til I find the problem... This gets expensive, but not
    anywhere near my $1000 insurance deductable...

    JS
     
    Jacob Suter, May 23, 2005
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  4. If the car still has the original shocks and struts, that's probably a
    good place to start. Check for worn out rubber bushings, ball joints and
    so forth as well. Springs can break, but it seems less likely than
    something else simply being worn out.
    Don't drive it until you find the problem. I would start by examining
    the brakes for obvious leaks or missassembly and bleeding them. If that
    doesn't work, the master cylinder may be shot.
     
    Brian Nystrom, May 23, 2005
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  5. panther77

    Jody Guest

    in the states there was a recall on your accent for rusting suspension
    springs that break, look it up.....
     
    Jody, May 23, 2005
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