We eventually swapped it out for a 4.11 The other guy did most of the work
just to get it. It was a fast car, three two barrel carbs. It was the
fasted car at or high school and caused quite stir racing a '58 Ford right
in front of the school. You could do things like that back in the 60's.
It fits as I've been saying all along. We're not really saying much
different. I understand well the history of overdrive, but the overdrive in
a car today serves the same purpose as it ever did - to reduct engine rpm
and save fuel. Even in the good old days it served the purpose of saving
fuel. You are correct that today's engines are more efficient, but they are
indeed designed with an overdrive in mind.
The final drive ratio is a determining factor but not the single determining
factor. Regardless of what the final ratio is, an overdrive is still going
to have the same effect of dropping engine rpm's at cruise. That's all
overdrive was intended to do.
> GUEST wrote:
> After I found out my Altima ('05)'s transmission is
> trying to buy new one and thinking about Elantra 07. And I
> questions and need some help from Hyundai-owner.
> 1. Does
Elantra has Timing Belt or Timing Chain?
> 2. Elantra doesn't have engine
immobilizer but I was told it has
> 'starter kill'. What is the starter kill?
> 3. I'm thinking about manual transmission because I had many of
transmission problem with Civic, and Altima. Some people said
transmission is very durable and reliable than automatic. Do you
getting a manual transmission is a good idea? If I buy Elantra, I
sell it until it is totally dead. -I know Hyundai's used
> value. :'(
> 4. Does Elantra has old-style antenna for all model? I saw some
> picture of
them, it was really ugly looking.
> 5. Do you, in overall, satisfies with
> Thanks for reading and I really appreciate for your
My 02 Sonata has been a good car with almost 70,000
miles on it. It
has had one recurring problem though. The brake
rotors keep warping. The
dealer turned the rotors 2 times and
replaced the rotors once. The car is still
under bumper to bumper
warranty but now the dealer will not do the repair under
am very disappointed with this decision and will most likely buy a
Honda next time. Based on my experience Honda's are designed and
with better quality. And the Hyundai warranty is not
On Jun 17, 1:58 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
-------------- I HAVE ISSUES WITH ELANTRAS ...
One is the battery!
I HAVE A 2004 ELANTRA GLS, AND THE BATTERY IS almost impossible to
replace and service!
That's if you can find one outside a dealer, where they're 40-percent
more expensive than at parts dealers. Installation? That'll be up to
Hyundai DOESN'T want you even try to:
1) Check the fluid level in the cells.
2) Check the body and terminals for corrosion.
3) Remove the old battery and install a new one.
These tasks are almost impossible for the average motorist BECAUSE THE
BATTERY SITS IN AN ENCLOSED, SEALED CASE! You can't see much less
inspect the cell fluid levels. And half of the bolts under the hood
on the driver's side have to be removed to free-up the battery.
See, Hyundai wants you to go to a HYUNDAI DEALER, where a battery
costs $90, plus up to $50 more to install it. And at most Hyundai
dealers I know, you have to leave your car for an entire day -- then
hope it's ready when you return in the late afternoon or early
"Aw, we're sorry, but you see we got real busy and couldn't get to
yours. But tomorrow!"
AdvanceAuto Parts, AutoZone, Olympic Auto Parts, and Batteries Plus
sell the same battery for $52 to $69, some including free
Only problem? They can't get a sufficient supply of them to keep 'em
And that's what your conniving, inscrutable Hyundai folks want -- to
force you to spend more on a new battery than a normal car owner would
expect. Parts companies list the Elantra batteries as "special." And
that they are!
Additionally, the OWNER'S MANUAL has neither a diagram or instructions
for accessing and servicing your Hyundai Elantra battery. Just a one-
paragraph entry that says, in effect, Be careful when servicing the
I've had my 2004 Elantra GLS for 3 years and the battery is already
shot. Needless to say, with problems also with the air bags (two
recalls), brakes (full brake job done already), power locks
(unpredictable), and engine noise and vibration, I've bought my last
If I were you, I'd stay away from Nissan, too. Poor frequency of
maintenance after the 2nd year. Toyotas are much better Hondas are
good but overpriced.
My advice to Hyundai? Hold up on building those factories in the
U.S. Too many one-time customers could make for sluggish, then
Do you think they are the only ones? When is the last time you saw a
battery that was easy, if at all possible, to check fluid levels? I have
an '01 LeSabre and I've never seen the battery. I'll replace it before
winter since it is the original, but the only price I can find is $100 for
the battery. It is under the back seat so I have no idea how hard or
difficult it is to install. I'm going to take it to Advanced Auto that
advertises free installation.
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