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I found a 94 Hyundai Elantra for a great price but I'm hesitant to buy it because there's a problem. After about an hour of driving the gas light comes on and the car starts to sputter. The owner just had the axles done and says he just doesn't want to spend any more money on it.He said on 20 to 30 minute trips the car runs fine. What could the problem be and how costly to repair? Thank you.

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HI, it sounds like the fuel pump is starting to fail the fuel pump is starting to fail. I have also had problem with ECMs on these older Hyundai's. Cost is relative to where you live do to labor rates are different across the country. Just labor where i am a would be $130.00 Hope this helps...... If this car is located anywhere in the rust belt have the front suspension checked out the control arms are prone to rusting out and expec\sive to repair. Happy car hunting

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Hi, if you can drive it again try driving it with the gas filler cap off if it then drives fine and you get no warning light then this would be worth buying as it would only be a blocked breather and this would not cost much at all to get put right, if you still get the warning then walk away as it could end up costing you a fortune as it could have several problems.

please walk away if the light stays on as it could cost more than the cars worth to put right, it could have several things wrong such as oxygen sensors or cat if it has one or even the ecu so its not worth touching unless taking the filler cap off solves the problem.

let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

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