Transmission Problems Automatic

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Ru Tac, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. Ru Tac

    Ru Tac Guest

    1998 Hyundai Elantra. Suddenly with no warning lost reverse and all
    forward drive over 35 mph. Will pull forward but if you try to accelerate
    it will act like in neutral.

    Fluid level is good. No odd smell or discoloration to the fluid.

    Any ideals will be greatly appreciated.

    Ru Tac, Apr 26, 2007
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    Finn Guest

    Yep, 2500 for a new transmission, mine did the same thing.
    Finn, Apr 26, 2007
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  3. Trade it in. Park where they don't have to back up to evaluate the trade in
    Edwin Pawlowski, Apr 26, 2007
  4. Ru Tac

    Ru Tac Guest

    I was afraid that this was the answer I would get. I'll try a filter
    fluid change but I'm not holding my breath on it working.

    I was kind of hoping there was a fuse or something I didn't know about.
    Since it has the OD and ECT.

    Ru Tac, Apr 26, 2007
  5. This is just a longshot, but, you didnt happen to put cardboard in front
    of the radiator to make the heater work better, did you ? Sure way to
    cook the auto trans.
    Dave in Lake Villa, Apr 27, 2007
  6. Ru Tac

    Ru Tac Guest

    Nope never had to do anything to make it heat better. Had the best heater
    I've ever had. Have to crack the windows when using the defroster cause
    otherwise it got too hot. Temp guage was always less then half.

    Thats what makes it so strange, no warning no slipping just quit.
    Ru Tac, Apr 27, 2007
  7. Ru Tac

    hyundaitech Guest

    Not really worth trying the fluid/filter change. It won't cause your
    tranny to act the way it does. You might check the shift cable and range
    switch to be sure they're adjusted and working properly, however.

    But don't get your hopes up too high on that either. Probably needs a
    hyundaitech, Apr 27, 2007
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  8. I applaud your optimism, but a fluid and filter change is probably pissing
    money away.

    It may, in fact, be something fairly simple but they seem to be rarities
    with transmissions. You may want to consider:
    Used from a junk yard
    Rebuilt from a mail-order house
    Trading the car

    Consider the condition, value, and anticipated longevity of the car and
    determine how much you are willing to invest in it. . If it is a creampuff,
    fix it. If a clunker, it is time to let it go.
    Edwin Pawlowski, Apr 27, 2007
  9. Ru Tac

    Ru Tac Guest

    About the answer I was afraid of. I didn't think it would help to try the

    The car is a run about type has 100,568 miles on it so probably just wave
    bye bye to it. I bought it used with 76,000 miles, on the odometer, in
    2002 for $1200. So I would say I've gotten my moneys worth out of it.

    Thanks for the answers every one. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't
    missing anything before I got rid of it.
    Ru Tac, Apr 27, 2007
  10. Ru Tac

    Matt Whiting Guest

    Most likely a sensor failure. It sounds like it is going into "limp"
    mode. Have the dealer check for any set codes.

    Matt Whiting, Apr 27, 2007
  11. Ru Tac

    Matt Whiting Guest

    Why would you change the filter and fluid before you find out what is
    wrong with the transmission? Throwing parts at a problem is not a very
    good diagnosis technique.

    Matt Whiting, Apr 27, 2007
  12. Ru Tac

    Ru Tac Guest

    I was curious if that could be a problem ie sensor failure or other
    electrical problem. Only dealer is 80 plus miles away. There is one
    closer now but he has had them for about a month and has always had a F-
    service dept. 30 plus miles away.

    Just realized that I'd done a typo in another posting the I'll was
    supposed to be I'd as in I would but I'm not holding my breath on it

    I followed the cable check items in the online manual and it checked out

    It was a run errends car. It's looking like replacement will be cheaper
    then fixing. Oh well it was a cheapy to putter around in. I've gotten my
    moneys worth out of it.

    Hyundais are just starting to penetrate into this area so none of the
    local wrecking yards have any thing for them. Local parts stores are
    special order on all parts.
    Ru Tac, Apr 27, 2007
  13. Why the dealer? Do you have any reliable, honest local transmission shops?
    This is not a warranty issue so you are free to go wherever you'd like.
    Edwin Pawlowski, Apr 28, 2007
  14. Ru Tac

    The Chris Guest

    Read my Elantra 2000 thread :(
    The Chris, Apr 30, 2007
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