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Is this transmission worth it?

I have a 2001 Hyundai Elantra that just passed the 100,000m marker. Recently when driven the car lurches and the RPM needles skyrockets past 4 and stays there with a load roar until i pull over and restart the car.

This happens 5-6 times per month with no predictable pattern regarding speed, acceleration, temp outside, or running time.

Is this worth getting looked at in an attempt to salvage or will the suggested repair be far more than the car is worth


I would have a transmission expert evaluate your problem before I scrapped the car. If the tranny needs rebuilding, THEN I would junk the car. It will join tens of thousands of other Asian cars sitting door handle to door handle in junk yards, their transmissions having failed…

that’s what I was leaning towards as well. Thanks for the advice

Have you had the computer scanned for codes yet??


I have an appointment on Thursday for a scan…I’m hoping it’s a sensor that is outside the transmission to make the repair simple…fingers crossed