Need Help?

2011 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan Man (Ulsan Plant)

2011 Hyundai Elantra
Trim Info:
Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Mid-Size
29 (est) mpg city / 40 (est) mpg hwy
Other Trims
Do you own this car?
Estimated Mileage
 Miles
Enter current mileage for most
accurate info about this vehicle


Track Your Service Records
Get Recall Alerts
Get Updated Value Estimates on Your Car.
back to question list

Ask the Community

Ask Our Auto Mechanics


April 10, 2012, 6:26 am

BARBARA R
 

Question: Does my car just need a tune up?

2005 Elantra--Check engine light came on then car started shaking upon acceleration. One person said it was because of wrong oil during oil change, people that did oil chage hooked it up and said it was problems with the 4th cylinder which would explain the sulphur smelling exhaust but also said it could be something as basic as just a spark plug.. HELP


April 18, 2012, 8:57 pm

Tyler O
Expert Mechanic

Sounds like a misfire on cylinder 4. It could be a bad coil, injector etc etc. Don't drive it much like this, you'll destroy the catalytic converter which will be expensive to replace.


0/0 users found this helpful.

Ask our panel of certified auto mechanics a question. We pay for their advice so you don't have to



My Auto Score

See the free AutoCheck score

Meet The Experts
Kim Perrin
Kim Perrin is our resident mechanic here at DriverSide. Kim worked as…
Tyler Orr
Tyler Orr is an expert in German and Japanese cars and has been a mechanic …
Elizabeth Kriesten
Elizabeth Kriesten worked as an automotive technician for several years at Dodge…
Tips on Servicing

Car Brakes: How Do You Know When to Change Them?

By Zach Bowman For those who suffer a daily commute through heavy traffic, your vehicle's braking system can bring thousands of pounds of metal, plastic and empty Starbucks cups to a stop hundreds of times before you get to work. It goes without saying that these pieces wear out, but they do so slowly, meaning you may not notice they need attention until ...

Read more…