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Well, add me to the list.

On my way to work today, something broke in the tranny.
I was accelerating, and trying to shift into 3rd gear. The clutch was floored, and it wouldn't go in. So of course i tried to force in (usually works). I hear this little *thunk* and next thing i know i get a nasty ass grinding sounds, no pressure on the clutch pedal, and the inablilty to get into gear.

After getting towed by Roadside assistance (thank you Mr. Mitchel, if you read the forums), i got to Pacifico Hyundai in SW philly. They were busy as sin, but in 30 minutes, my baby was up on the lift, and thanks to the extended protection plan, i'm getting reimbursed for the rental car.

Well, they dropped the tranny, and took out the clutch. Half of the disc was BARE METAL. My clutch was gone. The missing half spread through the bell housing. Mind you this is a 2001 Accent GS 1.6L DOHC (5spd obviously), with 20,433 miles on it, so this is odd... They are going to tear down the tranny and try to figure out why it did this. All under warranty. They also said that this is the first time they have seen this. They also said that they wouldn't replace it with an aftermarket clutch (had to at least try!).

SO, a warning to all peeps with the 1.6L accent that seems to have a weak clutch, and a hard time shifting, be wary. I had noticed that a week before that the clutch wasn't keeping grabbing at higher rpm's (evidenced by that lovely *crunch* when shifting fast), but i had assumed that I had just lifted too early. Right before it broke, i noticed it wasn't because I lifted to early. Too little too late i guess.

On a side note, the people at Pacifico are GREAT. They gave me a little grief for the intake (but not for the tranny, the car was idling kinda rough; they said they will put a stock one on for me and see if the aftermarket unit was causing it and would try to fix it if the aftermarket intake wasn't the cause (heh, free ecu tuning ).

They also seemed interested in tuning hyundai's! I gave the service manager KORE's information (i had an old business card of theirs, and wrote the new site on the back). I also told them about hyundaiperformance.com thanks to the complete turbo kit offered there. I ALSO suggested that they tell the customers about Hyundai's webtech service, the ease of accent engine swaps, the interchangability of the beta cams, mentioned Red's tibby project, mentioned SR, and told about the growing group of hyundai tuners.

They seem interested/amazed. They are now my dealer, for all intents and purposes, and I HIGHLY recomend them. They seem to be cool about mods, and they even asked me to come back as my lil project progressed! I think that this dealer may be willing to offer performance packages with the cars, if I work on them a little...

Not bad for a day's work.


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Well, today everything changed. I got a call from them today, and the service manager at the dealer said that the district service manager told them it was clutch abuse and its not covered under warranty. Then they told me that the flywheel needed replacing too (funny, it was fine yesterday).

New OEM clutch ($250) + New OEM flywheel ($235) + labor = $1120 to repair.

So i call my dad, thinking he will have an idea. His idea? He calls the dealer and tells them to start work and then tells me he'd rather have OEM parts in there over aftermarket cause he doesn't trust aftermarket parts to last as long (of course they won't, they'll last longer). I almost punched through the cinderblock wall at work I was soo ****in pissed. I told him then, as i had before, that aftermarket parts are better quality and cheaper. He wouldn't let me, and since the car is in his name, i now owe him $1120.

I retract all the good things I said about Pacifico Hyundai. They are the biggest bunch of spineless, monkey cum drinkin deceitful asshole bastards. They will rue the day the screwed me... I will make life HELL for them.

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Edited by - skierd on 02/06/2002 4:40:21 PM
 

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Those are some of the coolest gifs ive ever seen


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in my experience aftermarket are better and do last longer. Too bad the car is in your dad's name. But if you are making the payments and paying for the repairs then you should have some say.

As for the dealer, you can't really blame them too much. they are in the business of making money. They will try their hardest to make you pay for their things.

You should phone Hyundai costumer service and explain your situation and see if you can get the repair under warranty.

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Ok, final update (i hope :rolleyes: ).

I contacted the dealer again today, to tell them to make sure to put the original clutch, flywheel, and anything else that came out into my hatch. My car will be ready tomorrow.

My dad called Hyundai, and got to talk with the guy who made the decision to say that my clutch would not be covered under warranty. Basically, we came to an agreement : Hyundai pays for parts, we pay the labor (which is the less of the two). Hyundai still says the wear on the clutch was abnormal, but it may just be my driving style and not abuse. They still aren't saying the clutch was defective though.

I guess i'm satisfied, considering $500 is MUCH better than $1120. As for Pacifico Hyundai.... I'm not sure if they are just Corporate tools (like they have a choice) that really would have covered me under warranty if district wouldn't have gotten involved, or if they are really pricks. I guess i'll give them another chance....


Oh well, my car is coming back to me. Thats all that really matters i guess.

The only reason i even went to the dealer was because I am still under warranty, and i thought that a clutch going bad in 20k miles.


In conclusion, I think that it would be best for accent owners to make performance clutch one of the early mods...


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lol, that really sucks man... my 99 elantra's auto tranny went out.... and the guys put in a new 2001 whatever fuzzy logic auto tranny in

i had 30k miles on the car and they didnt ask a single question.... i dont have any mods on it, all ive got is the k&n drop in and good tires

actually i was gettin scared, cause i burned the hell out of my tyres a while back, which are like 3-4 months old, doing 180 handbrakes and i was wondering if they would bring that up and say some **** about its my fault it went out........thank God that didnt happen then again i have Veteran Plates on my car so they better ****in fix it... lol


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