Question about 2000 Hyundai Elantra
I got stuck in a snow storm, and my car started smoking (steaming) I popped the hood and the cap had come undone, a the liquid inside was like boiling. I left it alone to cool down but now I am worried that I shouldn't move the car. Even to start it, the temp gauge went up quick, and I never even got it in gear. What do I do? I have a small boy and cannot afford to be stuck out somewhere with him in the car.
Its possible the thermostat is stuck closed, but if there were true it should run for a few minutes before showing hot.
If it has set for an hour or two and still heats up in seconds, something is going on in the engine.
Posted on Dec 11, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had my 1998 hooked up to a code reader it says its the ignition position sensor ,and can cause a coil pack problem.. But my car is doing same thing,sometimes it won't start til' the next day.
Posted on Jul 04, 2008
SOURCE: 2000 Elantra Overheating
First when vehicle is cold like in the morning check and make sure that the vehicle has enough coolant/ antifreeze in radiator and reservoir. If coolant is need use a 50/50 mixture of water and antifreeze. You will need some time to do this let car run at idle until the temp guage is in the middle NOT+ normal operating temperature. At this point if the thermostat should be in the open position. Let vehicle run and check to make sure that radiator fan comes on. This should come on when guage is about midway/half way. If temperature rises above half going to h/hot and fan doesn't come on, you either have a BAD FAN BAD FAN SWITCH BAD FAN RELAY OR BLOWN FAN SWITCH FUSE. You will need to check all of the following I will help if its needed. If fan comes on and doesn't go off and vehicle continues to get hot even with fan running. Feel radiator hoses and see if the lower radiator hose is cool/cold. If it is you have thermostat that stuck closed. Replace thermostat and fix problem. If all the above is good and vehicle continues to over heat. THE BAD NEW IS THAT YOU MAY HAVE A BLOWN HEAD GASKET /CRACKED HEAD /BROKEN WATER JACKET. Basically you will need a HEAD JOB at least a head gasket. ONe tell tail sign of this is oil looking like milkshake/chocolate milk-a creamish while residue in oil or antifreeze. Contact if you need hel0p. Good Luck and thanks for using FIX YA
Posted on Jan 17, 2009
your charging system is not working,so your car is working only on batt. power,when batt.gets weak car will cut off! good chance alter nator is defective! check alt.elect. connections at alt,if con.are good its alt.
Posted on Apr 21, 2009
check for the brake switch if this doesnt work wont release from park if this ok then i will check the shifter cable check for power and ground
Posted on Aug 20, 2009
If the coolant is below a certain level, the temperature sensor will not read anything and the temp gauge will not rise. Replace the cap, and check that you have enough coolant in the system. If this does not solve the problem, you will need to test/troubleshoot the coolant temperature sensor.
Posted on Feb 27, 2010
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