Hyundai Elantra Transmission failure

Discussion in 'Hyundai Elantra / Lantra' started by BillC, Jun 30, 2004.

  1. BillC

    BillC Guest

    i have a 1998 Hyundai Elantra which, 'ahem' , Runs Well.
    it has been maintained as well as most, and has displayed
    no telltale symptoms of problems.

    very abruptly the transmission 'lost' reverse, and will only
    go forward in 1st gear.

    it goes forward in 1st gear very well.....

    i am afraid i'm in for a $1500 transmission repair or
    replacement, so before i do i thought i'd see if there are
    any other less-drastic causes for this sudden 'shift' in

    if not... anyone have a used transmission to sell?

    b clark at lrgh dot org (drop the spaces and figure out the rest)
    BillC, Jun 30, 2004
  2. BillC

    hyundaitech Guest

    It doesn't sound good. Beyond low fluid or a misadjusted cable or range
    switch, I can't think of any reason why all these symptoms would happen
    except an internal transmission failure. You're probably fairly close on
    the price. Be sure to shop the dealers as well. Hyundai offers these
    remanufactured units at reasonable prices to the dealers, so the dealers
    are often competitive with or better than outside shops on repair cost.
    hyundaitech, Jun 30, 2004
  3. BillC

    BillC Guest

    sigh. i see.
    well, i've checked fluids and followed the diagrams i've been
    able to find on cables and switches.... doesn't appear to be anything
    i am competent to identify.
    thanks for the response.
    BillC, Jul 2, 2004
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