97 Tiburon, automatic transmission problems

Discussion in 'Hyundai Coupe / Tiburon' started by Ben, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. Ben

    Ben Guest


    I have a 97 Tiburon, Automatic Transmission, with about 110k miles.
    Presently, it seems to go only into 1st and 2nd gear. When it tries
    to switch to 3rd (or higher), it acts as if it's dropped into
    neutral. No problem with reverse.

    About 6 months ago I had the transmission flushed at the dealer,
    because it would occasionally drop out of 3rd and higher while in
    those gears. After the flush, everything seemed to work better...
    for awhile, and one day "suddenly" gave out. Transmission fluid
    levels are fine.

    I haven't taken it to a mechanic yet, just trying to get an idea of
    what this could be, and how much it would cost to fix it (if even
    worth it). The alternate side of this question is: would $500 be
    asking too much for someone to buy the car (assuming everything else
    is in good mechanical order)?

    Thanks for your advice,

    Ben, Jan 12, 2008
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  2. Ben

    hyundaitech Guest

    Plan for a transmission overhaul or replacement. Little other

    As far as value of the vehicle, that'll depend on the condition of the
    rest of the vehicle. Even if I knew, I'm still no expert on vehicle
    hyundaitech, Jan 19, 2008
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