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I've been reading posts in multiple forums on this website (to the point where im starting to feel like im studying for an exam LOL). I have a few questions which, by way of reading posts on the subject, begin to explain some not so good things ive noticed on my own car.

I have a 2000 Accent GL, 15K miles on it. I bought it with 14K miles on it.

When I purchased it, I noticed that going from 2-1, there was a distinct, but not too harsh "weight dropping" feeling from the tranny area. I figured maybe because of gear setup or something (i dunno). I am also noticing that 2nd and 1st gears, I often have to wiggle the shifter to get the shifter into place to engage that gear, sometimes it is a bit more difficult than others. 3, 4, and 5 arent a problem in that area, although they do feel somewhat "notchy", like I have to get the shifter in "just right" or ill rub gear teeth slightly.

I was thinking maybe it was me, having to adjust to a new, different clutch.

Now Im starting to wonder if this is a real problem. Seems as though Accent trannies (Hyundai in general) have some *ahem* issues.

Anyone with specific info at all, I would definitely appreciate any input. I am getting ready to head in for 15K interval service. I plan to do the major intervals at the dealership near where i work (several people referred me to their service dept.), and Id like to know what im talking about with a certain level of competence and hopefully get them to absorb the cost under warranty (as opposed to some sucky "abuse" issue which is definitely not on my behalf)

Side note: I dont race my car, I drive mainly highway miles (80% of total mileage), I do like to get to highway speed before i get onto, or shortly after merging onto highways (i dont call that hard acceleration.....but maybe it is, i dont know...its not hard compared to how i used to drive LOL).

So, anyone with info/expertise on this subject, please reply (if its not a hassle, itd be great to get replies in my mailbox

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Thanks!
Chris

p.s. sorry for being long winded <img src=/images/forums/snitz/wink.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


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The dealer will probably just tell you it is an inherent defect which means they can't fix it and you would have to live with it.

Some people have stated that adding a short shifter has somewhat solved the isssue.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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lol inherent defect. go figure! thanks for the input.

id rather hear that than "holy crap, you better bring that to hyundai's attention asap!!" i bought a new car to get away from hearing bad news and fatal problems.....so, thanks, i feel better now :)




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All of them shift like sh!t.

Don't try to push it on the stock clutch: its soft as butter and will not hold up even at STOCK power levels.

Mine shattered in 20,433 miles, but i suspect its defective. I'm gonna take the clutch to a different shop for a second opinion on it, as the dealer said i abused it.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/mad.gif width=16 height=16 border=0>


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