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I have a Hyundai excel 98
The reversing light is staying on after I have reversed instead of cancelling out
What. Is causing this how do I fix thankyou
I regret I cannot help you there. It sounds as though there is something wrong that has to be looked into by an auto-electrician. We disposed of the Excel in 2014 and though I believe it's still running it is no longer mine.
Thankyou I may have to look at getting another reliable vehicle
Engine light keeps coming on after I had a flat battery. What could be causing this and how do I fix it? Thanks
this probably means that the battery needs replacing, or an error code is being held in the ECU which can be cleared if you have an ECU interface plug but my guess is u need to either fully charge the battery - test it or replace it
Hi when my interior of my car heats up from the sun.my left side indictors stop working instead my temperature gauge goes up and down.then I'm not sure iff car is over heating or not.
I have a hyundia xcel 1998 model and if I have the high or low beam on and I turn the car off the headlights dim.....is this what it is suppose to do
In a nutshell, yes.
When a car engine is running, the alternator is being turned and generating electricity. When it is off, the lights are just running off the battery. In fact, testing the voltage at the battery with engine off, then on, is how you test your alternator.
Also, most cars won't let you turn on the headlights without the ignition on as the battery will flatten very quickly.
If you are having no starting trouble I wouldn't worry. Sounds normal.
Try not to run your headlights without the engine running though, you will flatten the battery!
I've got a 98 x3 single can motor and I got a double ohc power steering set up but it doesn't seem to be able to be bolted to the single can in the same spot there's no casting holes for one except at the back of the block lower down. Did single cam motors ever have power steering?
I just brought a cheap '98 Excel. It's my first car and I'm not allowed to even think of driving it until my Dad goes through everything - he is a little worried . Any areas he should look at in particular? What are the most common area to need fixing/replacing/adjusting?
I can't think of anything specific to the excel, all in it's a pretty robust little car for what they cost. However, as with all cars the first checks should be seatbelts, then tyres, breaks and suspension. You want it to stop and steer properly. So make sure you have good quality tyres with good tread. You can roughly test the dampers (shockers) by bouncing each corner (google if you don't know what I mean). The rear shockies go more than the fronts on these. Also you can have a look at the shockies for oil leaks.
Breaks might best be left to a professional to check thoroughly but a visual inspection can be done on the fluid, lines, rotors and pads fairly easily. There shouldn't be too much play on the peddle, it's a light car with more than adequate brakes so should pull up straight and true without much effort and fuss. If it doesn't, get it looked at immediately.
Bushes, CV's etc will show up as weird noises and odd driving. These things handle pretty well so if anything is upsetting it and it's not driving easy go get it looked at. Same goes for knocks over bumps, clicks and clacks on full lock, squeels or grinding noises etc.. It should be smooth, stable and turn easy.
There's checks you can do to any car but I'll not go into them too much. If you're in doubt about anything it's doing, go get it looked at by a professional! :)
There's little things that excels suffer from which are annoying more than a safety issue and you'll only find out when it breaks. Like:
The lock barrels wear out so the key wont turn in the door locks. You can either get used to pulling the key back out a tiny amount until it turns or get it fixed.
The door handles snap. Yep, one day you'll go to open the door and it will snap and leave you standing there. When this happens, go in through the other door to get you home but replace BOTH door handles with new ones asap before the passenger side also snaps and you can't get in at all.
The dashboard ages and cracks. Not much you can do. If you have a dash mat it will help. (By the way, check under the dash mat if it came with one to see if it's cracked already).
So yea, I'm going on and on but short answer is -good cheap car, no major safety issues with the model I'm aware of, check usual service and wear items and you should be plain sailing.
Enjoy your mobile. :)
Hello hoping someone can help me out! I've just landed myself a little 95' Hyundai automatic excel for about two weeks now and all of the sudden my O/D off has just turned off and it lit up on my dashboard.. Is there a button or something I can use to turn it back on..?
has anyone come across the situation where the rear suspension seems to stop working on your excel?
It sounds like you need new suspension shocks / perhaps you could try taking the car to a hyandai Australia workshop or you could have the Monroe shocks workshop or a pedders workshop fit new suspension shocks @ Monroe shocks are great though pedders suspension shocks are even better quality
My son is about 6'2". Would an Excel be too small for him?
Hey :) not to sure how tall 6.2 is , but I my self am 170cms and have no troubles
My fionce' is 190cms and can drive it if need be :)
All he does is adjust the seat angle back a little more than how I have it just so his heads enough away from the roof ,and it's pretty practical and gets us from a to b no problems :)
I suggest getting him to ( if you can) test drive to make sure :) but I'm pretty certain he'll be ok :)
My older brother is also tall and he also drives fine :) I hope iv helped
Any other questions please done hesitate to ask :)
I have a 98 Hyundai Excel. About 6 months ago it started giving me grief. It has an intermittent problem of not starting!! It happens randomly and then I leave it for an hour or sometimes overnight and it will start no problem. I have replaced the battery, started motor, alternator and really once it starts the car runs perfectly but I never know if its going to start when I turn the key in the ignition. 2 mechanics have looked at it and cant figure it out? Help please!!
I really cant help you with the answer but if you do find out, let me know as mine has just started doing it too!
if it is manual check the switch on the clutch pedal mine is a 1995 model and the safety switch on the clutch pedal plays up sometimes if you push to the left it will start no problem
hey im going to buy a 1997 sprint car which looks really good.body paint and interior looks good too. but when i start the engine some noise is coming closer to the engine. (ticking noise)i dont know what is that.should i buy the car or shouldn't i? nothing other than that to concern :(
The ticking noise may just be the fuel pump. Quite normal apparently. Get it checked by a mechanic in case it's more sinister. Usually goes when the engine is warm. Good luck.
and next thing is i had a test drive. and one time there was a problem when changing gears. 3rd or 2 nd gear didnt change as it should be. car engine accelarated but gear didnt change!
Check for oil and oil leaks , and may need a new clutch or clutch adjustment , that's what started happening to mine :)
Also if you take it to the mechanics mention the tappers , if the car has been driven with low oil for a while it could affect them I also had them fixed , I have a small oil leak at the moment , I'll b taking it to the mechanics for a service soon but yeah the time before last they were the cause of my ticking noises in the car :)
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