Who can help me with a broken Hyundai Elantra in Denver, CO, ASAP?
June 10, 2012 2:24 PM Subscribe
Stuck in Denver, driving across the country. My car (2001 Hyundai Elantra) decided that death was preferable to Oregon. Help! Chain mechanic has no idea what's up. If you live in Denver and have ever used a Hyundai dealership or know a good shop that works on them, help!
posted by circle_b to Travel & Transportation around Denver, CO (7 answers total)
About 100 miles east of Denver, on I-70 westbound, the car started jerking/stumbling hard and stopped responding to the accelerator. Drifted off onto the side of the road, got towed to Denver. Shop there said it was a faulty relay involved with the fuel injectors, replaced it. I paid them a disgusting fortune, we got 5 miles down the road and the car stopped responding to the accelerator again, on interstate 25. Less jerky, but no response with the pedal pushed all the way down.
Got towed to a Firestone (closest thing open on Saturdays and Sundays). They have been, well, unhelpful, but I'm having them replace the fuel filter.
I'm losing my marbles, I have to be in Oregon for my clinical internship... really soon, really really soon, and now I'm petrified of getting broken down 100 miles from anything again.
No problems with starting, no problems with idling. A sensor gone awry?
Do you know a place that works on Hyundais that could solve this problem, say, Monday?
I'm in a major pickle here, me and my buddy are staying with a classmate's friends tonight, but that isn't a multi-day solution.