1999 Hyundai Elantra Replaced transmission and clutch-havin

Tiny
EBIZALEF
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  • 1999 HYUNDAI ELANTRA
Transmission problem
1999 Hyundai Elantra Manual 140000 miles

My clutch went out in September (138,000 miles) and I had that replaced. About a month and a half later, the transmission was replaced. When the mechanic replaced the transmission he also put another new clutch in as well. Since this time, I have been experiencing intermittent clutch slippage and also sometimes find it a bit stiff when I go to shift. Both problems are only intermittent though and other times the car runs great. I took it back and he adjusted something with the slave cylinder. Again. Everything seemed fine for a week or two and now I have the same problems again. My mechanic brought up replacing the flywheel(?) As this is the only thing that isnt new. What do you think and what should I expect to pay for parts and labor on a flywheel? Thanks guys!
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Monday, January 18th, 2010 AT 10:09 AM

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Tiny
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Hi ebizalef,

Thank you for the donation.

I do not think the flywheel is the cause of the problem and labor for replacement equivalent to clutch replacement with an additional 1/2 an hours.

The problem seems to be caused by the hydraulic systems and if the master cylinder had been replaced previously, I would suggest checking the pedal free travel.

If it had not been replaced or repaired, I would suggest checking that first.
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Monday, January 18th, 2010 AT 5:15 PM
Tiny
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I called my mechanic several times and he never returned my calls. He said the clutch (new-only about 500 miles on it) looked like it had damage due to "riding it" (I had my first clutch for 138,000miles and have been driving a manual for 20 years!). He replaced the clutch (under warranty) and resurfaced the flywheel anyway. I know the slave cylinder was replaced a few months ago.I dont know about the master cylinder. Long story short.I got the car back three days ago and its doing the exact same thing! I shift and it sounds like the engine is revving a lot before it finally grabs the gear. HELP! Any suggestions? Specifics please! THank you
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Friday, January 29th, 2010 AT 1:36 PM
Tiny
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Get the mechanic to check the clutch pedal to master cylinder free travel adjustment. If it is the master cylinder or free play adjustment, the clutch pedal would seem normal when starting from cold. The longer you drive, the higher the clutch would be felt and slippage would start.

Insufficient free travel would result in the clutch self applying, similar to riding the clutch.

If it is not caused by the hydraulics, the quality of the parts replaced should be checked.
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Saturday, January 30th, 2010 AT 12:15 AM
Tiny
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Just wanted to say a big "Thanks" to you for the information. I went to another shop (a transmission shop) since my mechanic didn't return my calls to get it in and figure this out. I told this guy what was going on as well as what you suggested (the master cylinder and free pedal travel). He replaced the master cylinder and my baby is running great once again! NO SLIPPAGE! For the first time in months. No matter how I test her out, she hasn't slipped. Im thrilled! Thanks guys!
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Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 AT 2:38 PM
Tiny
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You are welcomed and glad that the problem has been resolved.

Have a great day.
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Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 AT 12:19 AM

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