Mar 262020

Hyundai Elantra

i cant feel the friction point in the clutch

Clutch Inspection


  1. Check the diaphragm spring end for wear and uneven height.

    Replace if wear is evident or height difference exceeds the limit.

    Limit : 0.5 mm (0.012 in.)

  2. Check the pressure plate surface for wear, cracks and color change.
  3. Check the rivets for looseness and replace the clutch cover assembly if necessary.


  1. Check the clutch facing for loose rivets, uneven contact, deterioration due to seizure, adhesion of oil, or grease, and replace the clutch disc if defective.
  2. Measure the rivet sink and replace the clutch disc if it is out of specification

    Limit : 1.1 mm (0.044 in.)


  3. Check for torsion spring play and damage and if defective, replace the clutch disc.
  4. Clean the splines on the input shaft and install the clutch disc.

    If the disc does not slide smoothly or if play is excessive, replace the clutch disc and/or the input shaft.


The release bearing is packed with grease. Do not use cleaning solvent or oil.

  1. Check the bearing for seizure, damage or abnormal noise. Also check the diaphragm spring contacting points for wear.
  2. Replace the bearing if the release fork contacting points are worn abnormally.


If there is abnormal wear at the point of contact with the bearing, replace the release fork assembly.

Mar 062020

2012 Hyundai Elantra
Starts fine but no display on dash for transmission position (P, R, etc…), fuel level, oil temp, rpm, mph. Directional indicator on dash works and regular lights seem to work (no check engine light).

I check all fuses and found nothing wrong. Shifter is locked but can be unlocked with shift release lock. I replaced the LED headlights today and replaced burnt out license plate lights today as well.

This same thing happened a long time ago as well but dealership charged diagnostic fee and gave me the runaround thinking I knew absolutely nothing about the problems in the car (said I had to replace the whole cluster, said lights were out, tried to say everything was wrong with the car, etc…). When I went to pick up the car to bring to my mechanic it was totally fine so I’m sure this is not a big problem. Car was running fine yesterday after getting it detailed.

Can you give me a possible solution?
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Not a whole lot on this particular issue out there. I would guess that if it was all working fine until you had it detailed that maybe something got unplugged by accident.

Dash light problem solved – video

Fuel Pump Replacement 2004 Hyundai Accent

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Feb 132020

Hyundai Accent

What tools are needed for fuel pump replacement? How do you depressurize line before disconnecting?

Fuel Pump Pressure

Correct Fuel Pressure measured at idle is 50 PSI

Fuel Pump Replacement Labor Time

Model Year Skill Code Factory Time LABOR Time
 Accent …………………………… 2000-05 B 0.4 0.8
Does Not Include: Drain & Refill Fuel Tank.

Fuel Pressure Relief

  1. Disconnect fuel pump electrical connector.
  2. Run engine until it stalls, then turn ignition to Off position.
  3. Connect fuel pump harness connector.

Fuel Pump Replacement

  1. Remove fuel tank cap, then tank drain plug and drain fuel.
  2. Disconnect return hose and vapor line.
  3. Disconnect fuel gauge unit connector, then the high pressure hose from fuel tank, Figs. 1 and 2.2004-hyundai-accent-fuel-pump-diagram-1
  4. Remove fuel filler and leveling hoses from tank, then the tank band retaining nuts, straps, vapor hose and fuel tank.
  5. Disconnect any remaining fuel pump electrical connectors.
  6. Remove fuel pump retaining nuts, then the fuel pump.
  7. Remove fuel pump filter.
  8. Disconnect electrical connector No. 1, Fig. 2.2004-hyundai-accent-fuel-pump-diagram-2
  9. Disconnect electrical connector No. 2 from fuel pump by heating soldered connection, Fig. 3. Do not use a flame type soldering iron.2004-hyundai-accent-fuel-pump-diagram-3
  10. Remove pump from bracket.
  11. Remove clamp and disconnect fuel hose.
  12. Then Remove rubber insulator from fuel pump.
  13. Reverse procedure to install. Electrical connector No. 2 must be soldered to ensure a proper connection.

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo no compression code P0302

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Jan 272020


DTC’s Present P0302 – Cyl #2 misfire detected, P0300 Random Cyl.
misfire detected, swapped coils and plugs from cyl 3 and 1 to #2 no
change, inspected cylinder with bore scope there appears to be an
anomaly which looks like burn holes, performed compression test cyl’s
1,3 and 4 have equal compression at 90psi #2 cylinder has “0”
compression will require an engine, no oil present on dipstick, no
knocking from bottom end concern seems to be valve train related. too
much carbon in cylinder to identify if piston has damage.

Removal of the head assembly and inspection will give you a more definitive answer.

Car alarm goes off sporadically while just sitting.

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Nov 232019


The car alarm goes off sporadically while just sitting on my 2001 Hyundai XG300 . Is there a fuse that can be removed or wire to disconnect that will keep this from happening? We don’t need the alarm to work, we just need it to quit going off whenever it wants.

Here is the wiring diagram for the car alarm. You can try pulling Fuse#32 and see if that takes care of the issue for you.


Car won’t start, battery is fine, lights on the dash light up

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Oct 022019

Hyundai Accent

My car won’t start, battery is fine, lights on the dash light up but won’t turn over. It is a 2008 Hyundai Accent.

We have taken the time to create a step by step no start diagnostic chart for just this occasion.

9 out of 10 times this issue is caused by a weak/dead battery. The other 1 out 10 is from poor/corroded connections or failed starter circuit. If the battery is over 4 years old, put a new one in it anyway.

But my dash lights come on how can the battery be bad?

The lights on the dash, the radio and even the headlights use little battery juice when compared to the engine starter. The starter can require up to 250 amps where the radio requires as little as 5 amps. Big difference.


Crankshaft Position Sensor failure 2010 Hyundai Accent GLS

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Sep 172019

Hyundai Accent

I recently replaced the crankshaft position sensor. The tach began working again, brakes stopped being super touchy, and the car would shift fine again, problem solved. However, just 2 weeks later same exact problem again. My question is, would there be a cause for this part to repeatedly fail and how to prevent it failing again?

There are a few things to look at. The sensor of course. Next look at the connection to the sensor. Then check the wiring harness and connection at the PCM.

Crankshaft Position Sensor Description

A Crankshaft Position Sensor (CKPS) is a magnetic type sensor that generates voltage using a sensor and a target wheel mounted on the crankshaft. There are 58 slots in the target wheel where one is longer than the others. When the slot in the wheel aligns with the sensor, the sensor voltage outputs low. When the metal (tooth) in the wheel aligns with the sensor, the sensor voltage outputs high. During one crankshaft rotation there are 58 rectangular signals and one longer signal. The PCM calculates engine RPM by using the sensor’s signal and controls the injection duration and the ignition timing. Using the signal differences caused by the longer slot, the PCM identifies which cylinder is at top dead center.

Crankshaft Position Sensor Location


How to test the crankshaft position sensor

Using an ohm meter check for the Resistance. You are looking for it to read between 774 – 946. If it is not, replacement will be needed.

Crankshaft Position Sensor Wiring Diagram


Buying Used 2015 Hyundai Veloster turbo

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Sep 102019


Looking to buy a used car that will last me. Is this a good car? It has 25k mileage on it.

Almost all cars these days are “good” but not all are backed with the same warranty. So a car is only as good as the warranty that comes with it per say. Hyundai advertising as offering America’s Best Warranty at 10 years/100,000 miles. That is pretty hard to beat. That means the manufacturer is placing odds that the car will last 10 years or 100,000 miles minimal issue.

How long will it last?

How the vehicle is maintained and driven play a large roll in how long it will last. Is the car being taken to the drag strip on the weekend or driven by grandma to the grocery once a week? I think you get the picture. Having the oil changed and the tires rotated on a regular bases will also make a difference. Fortunately this particular car only have 25k miles on it. So it is just now thinking about being broke in. Many more miles left on this one.

Should I buy It?

Most all cars are in pretty good shape with only 25k miles on them. So you may want to focus on what is important other than the obvious shape of the used car. Instead focus on cleanliness, comfort and overall appearance. Usually a nice clean car has been well taken care of and for our hard earned money, that is what want. We also want to be comfortable while driving and not feel like we are cramped up, etc. And of course we all enjoy the “Wow Factor” when looking at our new purchase.

Only clicked when turned ignition over 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe

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Aug 062019

Hyundai Santa Fe

I installed new battery on vehicle. Then turned the ignition over several times, only clicked. A small ground wire attached to the top of the motor became hot enough to melt the insulation on the wire.

Sounds like you need a better ground wire and a replacement starter.

First thing would be to replace the burnt wire with a heavier gauge wire. Then check your connections at the battery for being loose and or corroded. Clean them well, both the cable end and the battery terminal. Then check the connections at the stater and clean them making sure they have good contact and are not saturated with oil.

A rule of thumb

One hard click is a sign of a faulty starter. Several clicks (click, click , click, click) indicates a weak/dead battery.

How to replace the starter Hyundai Santa Fe

Hood stuck and won’t open 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe

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Jul 242019

Hyundai Sante Fe

I cannot get the hood of my Santa Fe open. The hood release lever on the panel beneath the dashboard does not pop the hood. We removed the lever and plastic panel and tried pulling on the cable that connects to the hood latch in front of the hood and it still won’t open. Help!!

Sometimes the need of attaching a pair of Vise Grips to the cable and then pulling is enough to get the job done. Other times wiggling and moving the hood around a bit at the same time does the trick. Has the car been in an accident? If there is damage to the hood or surrounding areas you may need to seek out a body shop for assistance.


Lastly, if you can see the mounting bolts after you have removed the front plastic cover, remove the mounting bolts on the hood latch itself.