Originally Posted by SLR_65
Ah Hyundais . . . been there, done that! I have a '94 Hyundai Excel for a work car and I gotta admit I just love the little booger -> it's about as basic as a car gets, power steering, a/c, etc. weren't even options! Basically the Korean model T! If you go to their website they even let ya download the factory service manual in Adobe pdf format which is great 'cause you can print a page and take it out to the garage with ya and you don't have to worry about getting it greasy and stuff. It's been rock solid reliable, the only real problem has been a timing belt tensioner that let go at 50,000 - fortunately it didn't jump time as it's an interference engine.
Anyway, I couldn't get the nut on the dampener to break loose for love nor money! I finally went down and talked to the local Hyundai mechanic and he kinda chuckled and was nice enough to loan me a SnapOn air impact. He said that was an issue on those years of cars . . . it seems that the guy on the assembly line that put that nut on also put another one on, the top of the strut I believe, anyway the one nut needed a gazillion foot pounds more than the crank nut did but to do two different torque's he'd have to change tools and that was evidently too difficult so he'd just use the high torque tool on every nut of that size!!! Misnerablesonofa . . .
1994 Elantra......When I got it the transmission was bad and wouldnt start at last which I knew....plugs were bad....new plugs ...fired right up purred like a kitten Changed the oil due to cylender was from cranking with bad plugs...ran it for a little bit incase it had any trouble codes so I could get them to show up....well we found out theat we didnt have an adapter to fit the diagnostics port(Auto Tech at the votech) so I drove around in a circle for 15 minuites for absolutely no reason.
Stareted it up and let it idle etc making sure it worked fine before buying a transmission.I go in one day and Fire it up....billows white smoke..(I didnt overheat it while idling or anyother time for that matter)just fired it up one day and it popped the headgasket.So off comes the head. timing belt rips while removing head
have the head checked just in case ..comes back fine no warps or anything.so out comes the engine.new belt new gasket,time it according to mitchel software drop it in....nothing....remove ingine a couple more times(engine and trans in and out twice in about 5 hours of class time).....still nothing......take it home at the end of the year...try to sell it (very cheap)...no takers......take engine out put new tensioner on put it back in runs ok ..........go get transmission ....stop an hour down the road to make sure it hasn't moved.See that the bellhousing is cracked...spiderwebbed actually...get back to the junkyard about 5 minuites before they close. stop by a liibrary and find another transmission about 100 miles away,stay the night in meadville pa, get the other transmission the next day and bring it back. try to install new filter but it wont clear the pan
.....I wore out the front and rear engine mounts from taking it in and out so much...honestly I did....I learned my lesson It may run forever now that I have got it fixed ....moral of the story dont work on imports
...lesson learned.....rant off
So is your mastercylinder on the pass side....ooh yeah forgot about the alternator belts....my fault........and the air big controller going bad for no reason...carpart.com was my friend on this one.
Originally Posted by TailGater
depends on the position I'm in but i usually pull rather then push, I'd rather fall on my arse then my face when Murphy's law kicks in
1/2 inch shank (3/4 head) bolt tightening with a wrench...snap ....I went rolling across the pavement...saw that ol truck thisevening