I HAVE A 2003 ELANTRA AND IT IS HAVING TROUBLE ...
2003 Hyundai Elantra
January, 8, 2013 AT 10:50 PM
I have a 2003 Elantra and it is having trouble climbing hills. Also, When I'm in gear, if I push the gas pedal to much it revvs up the engine and pretty much loses power. So, I have to keep it at a certain speed just to keep it going. I looked down at the front right wheel because I suspected the speed sensor. I also had the engine code read and it said speed sensor is bad. I replaced it, but after about 50 miles it started doing the revving thing again, but not as bad.
It sounds like you have a transmission issue. Is the fluid full? Have you serviced it correctly?
January, 8, 2013 AT 11:19 PM
It is a manual transmission. And When I read the engine code it only said speed sensor
January, 8, 2013 AT 11:22 PM
Ok, that info would have been helpfull to know.
What was the code number? A code never identifies a bad part, just a failed system
January, 8, 2013 AT 11:39 PM
I actually don't know. I took it to Autozone and they read it for me. I did pull tires off and the front right wheel sensor was shredded. Whoever replaced the strut failed to anchor the sensor wire to the strut and just left it hanging. I wonder if that caused a short?
January, 8, 2013 AT 11:43 PM
Thats the abs system which has no effect on the trans.
Get the code read again
January, 8, 2013 AT 11:47 PM
Hmmm. Would the transmission speed sensor cause this over revving and power loss when climbing? Maybe this abs speed sensor was just coincidently bad at the same time.
January, 8, 2013 AT 11:49 PM
The over reving may be the clutch slipping.
Speed sensor would not have anything to do with this
January, 8, 2013 AT 11:51 PM
Thank you for your help regarding my stupid car. I will check it out in more detail. Have a good day.