1998 Elantra 100,000 KM post

Discussion in 'Hyundai Elantra / Lantra' started by GP, Dec 16, 2003.

  1. GP

    GP Guest

    Bought it last year with 28,000km on it, put on 70,000 this year. All
    Excellent car.
    Two things had to fix. Right wheel bearing ($150.00cdn to fix)
    Power Steering cooling hose ($260.00cdn to fix)

    I understand the wheel bearing is a hit and miss, but in my opinion the PS
    cooling hose should not have gone. The mechanic told me that with it being
    in front, rocks got in between the rubber and the hose causing a break in
    the hose. He said ALL new cars regardless of make are made like that. He
    suggested putting some screen around it to stop the rocks. I travel on the
    highway and with all the semi's passing me, I get nothing but rocks. The
    front paint is getting a bit of a beating.

    The local Ford dealership fixed both items. I have dealt with them for
    years and have excellent service so far.
    They don't mind looking after the Hyundai.

    They only charged me 2.5 hours to replace the timing belt last week. I had
    a look at the one they replaced and it still looked new. Better safe than
    sorry I guess.

    Overall, I am impressed. Car is nothing but quality to me. Looking forward
    to the next 100,000 km.

    Pics can be seen here http://www3.sk.sympatico.ca/plewg/HyundaiElantra.htm

    GP, Dec 16, 2003
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    Jason Guest

    Most definitely. If the timing belt breaks VERY bad things can
    happen. I've seen people who need a new engine after the timing belt
    breaks. It really makes me wish that more manufacturers used timing
    Jason, Dec 16, 2003
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    Peter Guest

    I have almost the same car as yours. It is a wagon. I bought the second-hand
    car two years ago and it has run very well so far. But I haven't changed the
    timing belt yet. There is 120000 km on it now. I inspected the condition of
    the timing belt two month ago. The belt looked new. I hope it will run
    another 10000 km.
    I still don't know if the timing belt has been changed or not. I wonder if
    hyundai dealers have a database that record service information.
    Peter, Dec 16, 2003
  4. GP

    GP Guest

    I'm not sure. I just did what the manual said. 96,600 km.
    Like Jason said, the engine could incur more damage if the belt not
    I will probably wait a full 100,000km before changing it..

    GP, Dec 17, 2003
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    Peter Guest

    Anybody know how to replace the timing belt? I want to do it myself.
    Peter, Dec 18, 2003
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