Hyundai Excel Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Hyundai Excel

Hyundai Excel Problems

Driveability Issues Due to Faulty ECM Ground

A faulty engine control module (ECM) ground circuit may cause various issues including stalling, loss of air conditioning operation, and illumination of the Check Engine Light. Our technicians tell us that adding another ground wire to the ECM wire harness can often correct this issue.

Stalling when shifting automatic transmission into reverse

The engine may stall when shifting the automatic transmission into reverse. This is commonly caused by a clogged transmission cooler line or fluid cooler. If this occurs transmission fluid flow will need to be restored by replacing the cooler and/or lines as necessary.

The engine may be slow to warm up

The engine may be slow to warm up due to a stuck open thermostat. Replacement of the thermostat is required to correct this issue.

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Hyundai Excel Questions

I recently replaced a ton of parts on my car and she still stalls while driving (1 answer)

she also doesn't like to start

Check engine on loss of power 1994 excel (1 answer)

1994 excel
At running temp check engine light will come on,followed By a loss of 90% of the throttle,u can sit your foot on the top of the accelerator and it will run any more and it will have no spark i can smell fuel..then it will start to rev by itself (butterfly closed)
The car recently sta...

It started grinding when I shift. Now I can only shift from 3rd to 4th. Just out of the blue. What could cause it? (1 answer)

It was shifting just fine the night before. The next morning it would only shift into 3rd. Now I can go from 3rd to 4th but that's it. Why?

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Hyundai Excel Recalls

Recall 93V192000
THE VEHICLES FAILED THE LATERAL MOVING BARRIER IMPACT TEST REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 301, "FUEL SYSTEM INTEGRITY." THE FUEL LEAKAGE FROM THE GAS TANK EXCEEDED THE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE AMOUNT OF SPILLAGE.
Recall 94V090000
IN SOME VEHICLES, THE MANUFACTURER'S PROTECTIVE INTERNAL COATING OF THE ELECTRONIC CRANK ANGLE SENSOR DOES NOT MEET SPECIFICATIONS, WHICH CAN CAUSE AN OPEN CIRCUIT AT HIGH OPERATING TEMPERATURES. THIS CAN CAUSE THE VEHICLE TO STALL.
Recall 90V053000
LOCK WASHER LOCATED UNDER THE NUT THAT SECURES THE FRONT HUB TO THE DRIVE SHAFT MAY HAVE HAD IMPROPER HEAT TREATMENT AND COULD CRACK.

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Hyundai Excel Reviews

I bought my 1994 Hyundai excel new. It is a California special sea-foam green we had a/c added the car has 226k miles the interior is in great condition. the paint has lasted, with the color I can find it in the parking lot a mile away. The only major problem was the clutch went out then the manual trans, replaced both no problem. the car does not have enough power to run a/c and drive the car ...
Traded a friend for one of these and man what a jalopy, I guess the cv shafts were going out and he didn't know it, When you hit a bump the car changed lanes. Don't buy one of these with high miles they belong in the junkyard.
I had my Hyundai Excel for 6 years. It was generally a good car, but of course not as reliable as a Toyota or Honda. It ran great with very minimal problems and few repairs, just a few with the alternator shorting out, but that was easy and inexpensive to fix. After 100,000 miles, all hell broke loose. I have to admit that I drove the car pretty hard, but still this car is just not designe...

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