SERVICE MANUAL
  Applies to: Hyundai Coupe/Tiburon 1998-2001
GROUP
Suspension System General
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TROUBLESHOOTING 
Symptom
Probable cause
Remedy
Hard steering
Improper front wheel alignment
Correct

Excessive turning resistance of lower arm ball joint
Replace

Flat tire
Adjust

No power assist
Repair and replace
Poor return of steering wheel to center
Improper front wheel alignment
Correct
Poor riding
Improper front wheel alignment
Correct

Malfunctioning shock absorber
Repair or replace

Broken or worn stabilizer
Replace

Broken or worn coil spring
Replace

Worn lower arm bushing
Replace the lower assembly
Abnormal tire wear
Improper front wheel alignment
Correct

Malfunctioning shock absorber
Replace
Wandering
Improper front wheel alignment
Correct

Poor turning resistance of lower arm ball joint
Repair

Loose or worn lower arm bushing
Retighten or replace
Vehicle pulls to one side
Improper front wheel alignment
Correct

Excessive turning resistance of lower arm ball joint
Replace

Broken or worn coil spring
Replace

Bent lower arm
Repair
Steering wheel shimmy
Improper front wheel alignment
Correct

Excessive turning resistance of lower arm ball joint
Replace

Broken or worn stabilizer
Replace

Worn lower arm bushing
Replace

Malfunctioning shock absorber
Replace

Broken or worn coil spring
Replace
Bottoming
Broken or worn coil spring
Replace

Malfunctioning shock absorber
Replace
Symptom
Probable cause
Remedy
Abnormal sound
Loose installation parts
Retighten

Damaged or worn wheel bearings
Replace

Faulty shock absorber
Replace damaged parts

Defective tire
Replace
Poor ride control
Excessive tire pressure
Adjust pressure

Faulty shock absorber
Replace

Loose wheel nuts
Tighten to specified torque

Sagging or broken coil spring
Replace

Defective tire
Replace

Worn bushing
Replace
Vehicle body tilts to one side
Deformation of torsional axle and arm assembly
Replace

Worn bushings
Replace

Sagging or broken coil spring
Replace
WHEEL AND TIRE DIAGNOSIS
CENTER OF TREAD WORN
CENTER OF TREAD WORN
BOTH SIDES OF TREAD WORN
CHUNKING OF TIRE
ONE SIDE OF TIRE WORN
*Over-
inflation
*Center-
tread down to fabric due to excessive over-
inflation
*Under-
inflation
*Bulge
at the shoulder
*Wear rapidly
*When a patch of tread has loosened, it torn off the tire by centrifugal force at high speed
*Incorrect camber angle
FLAT SPOT
FEATHERING
BAD PLUGGING
UNEVEN TIRE WEAR
TOTALLY UNSAFE TIRE
*Caused by heavy braking which makes the wheels lock and scrubs the tires along the road surface
*Excessive TOE-IN TOE-OUT
*Using more than one plug distort the tread, resulting in carcass failure
*Bad wheel balance, fault in suspension, steering gear or bearing
*Tread worn below the limit