Hyundai Elantra: Troubleshooting - Cooling System - Engine Mechanical System - Hyundai Elantra HD 2006–2010 Service ManualHyundai Elantra: Troubleshooting


Troubleshooting

Water Pump
Symptoms
Possible Causes
Remedy
Coolant leakage
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From the bleed hole of the water pump
Visually check
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Check leaks after about ten-minute warming up.
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If coolant still leaks, replace a water pump.
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If leakage stops, reuse the water pump (Do not replace the pump with a new one).
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From gaskets or bolts
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Check the tightening of the water pump mounting bolts.
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Retighten the mounting bolts.
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Check damage of gaskets or inflow of dust.
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Replace the gasket and clean dust off.
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From outer surface of water pump
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Check the material or any cracks of the water pump.
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Poor material. If any crack found, replace the water pump.
Noise
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From bearings
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From mechanical seals
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Impeller interference
Inspection with a stethoscope
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After starting the engine, check noise with a stethoscope.
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If there is no noise, reuse the water pump (do not replace it).
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If there is any noise from the water pump, remove the drive belt and recheck.
Inspection after removing a drive belt
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After removing a water pump and a drive belt, check noise again.
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If there is noise, reuse the water pump. Check other drive line parts.
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If there is no noise, replace the water pump with a new one.
Inspection after removing a water pump
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After removing a water pump and a drive belt, check noise again.
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If there is any interference between them, replace the water pump with a new one.
Overheating
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Damaged impeller
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Loosened impeller
Loosened impeller
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Corrosion of the impeller wing
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Check engine coolant.
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Poor coolant quality / Maintenance check
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Impeller seperation from the shaft
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Replace the water pump.

Thermostat
Symptoms
Possible Causes
Remedy
Coolant leakage
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From the thermostat gasket
Check the mounting bolts
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Check the torque of the mounting bolts
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Retighten the bolts and check leakage again.
Check the gasket for damage
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Check gasket or seal for damage
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Replace gaskets and reuse the thermostat.
Cooled excessively
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Low heater performance (cool air blowed-out)
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Thermogauge indicates 'LOW'
Visually check after removing the radiator cap.
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Insufficient coolant or leakage.
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After refilling coolant, recheck.
GDS check&Starting engine
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Check DTCs
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Check connection of the fan clutch or the fan motor.
※ If the fan clutch is always connected, there will be a noise at idle.
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Check the engine coolant sensor, wiring and connectors.
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Replace the componants.
Remove the thermostat and inspect
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Check if there are dusts or chips in the thermostat valve.
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Check adherence of the thermostat.
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Clean the thermostat valve and reuse the thermostat.
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Replace the thermostat, if it doesn't work properly.
Heated excessively
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Engine overheated
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Thermogauge indicates 'HI'
Visually check after removing the radiator cap.
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Insufficient coolant or leakage.
※ Be careful when removing a radiator cap of the overheated vehicle.
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Check air in cooling system.
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After refilling coolant, recheck.
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Check the cylinder head gaskets for damage and the tightening torque of the mounting bolts.
GDS check&Starting engine
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Check DTCs
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Check the fan motor performance as temperature varies.
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Check if the fan clutch slips.
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Check the water pump adherence or impeller damaged.
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Check the engine coolant sensor, wiring and connectors.
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Check the fan motor, the relay and the connector.
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Replace the fan clutch, if it doesn't work properly.
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Replace the water pump, if it doesn't work properly.
Immerse the thermostat in boiling water and inspection.
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After removing the thermostat, check it works properly.
※ Check the thermostat opens at the valve opening temperature.
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Replace the thermostat, if it doesn't work properly.


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