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1988 Hyundai Excel GL 4-Dr Hatchback – Workshop Service & Repair Manual

MANUFACTURERHyundai (North America)
MODELExcel 1st generation (X1-series) (import)
FUEL TYPEGasoline (Petrol)

Explore the Road with Confidence: 1988 Hyundai Excel GL 4-Dr Hatchback Workshop Service & Repair Manual.

Unlock the full potential of your 1988 Hyundai Excel GL 4-Dr Hatchback with our comprehensive Workshop Service & Repair Manual. Tailored specifically for this model, this manual is an essential resource for DIY enthusiasts and professional mechanics, ensuring optimal vehicle maintenance and repair.

The following features are essential:

Detailed Coverage: Delve into detailed instructions covering every aspect of your Hyundai Excel GL, providing a comprehensive understanding of the vehicle's mechanics. Every element is meticulously explored, from the engine to the transmission and interior features designed for comfort and convenience.

Easy-to-understand Guidance: Clear diagrams and illustrations accompany each step, ensuring that even the most intricate repairs and maintenance tasks are easily understandable. With straightforward guidance, you can facilitate smooth maintenance and repair processes and maintain the optimal performance of your Hyundai Excel GL.

Expert Tips: Benefit from valuable tips and insights from experienced mechanics with years of hands-on experience with Hyundai vehicles. These insights enhance your efficiency and proficiency during repairs and maintenance, ensuring your Hyundai Excel GL remains reliable and functional for years.

Electrical System Assistance: Detailed wiring diagrams and electrical system information facilitate accurate diagnosis and resolution of electrical issues. Ensure your Hyundai Excel GL 4-Dr Hatchback remains responsive and functional with comprehensive electrical system assistance.

Covering the following topics:


  • Engine Components & Diagnostics.
  • Fuel System.
  • Ignition System.
  • Exhaust System.
  • Transmission & Drivetrain.
  • Steering & Suspension.
  • Brakes & Traction Control.
  • Heating & Air Conditioning.
  • Electrical System.
  • Instrumentation & Warning Indicators.
  • Windows, Glass, and Wipers.
  • Lighting System.
  • Body & Frame.
  • Restraints & Safety Systems.


  • Fluid Checks & Replacements.
  • Filters & Belts.
  • Scheduled Service Intervals.
  • Tire Rotation & Replacement.
  • Brake Inspection & Service.
  • Battery Maintenance.
  • Cooling System Checks.
  • Routine Inspections for Optimal Performance.

Printable: Yes

Compatibility: Works with various electronic devices, including PC and Mac computers, Android and Apple smartphones, and tablets, ensuring access to essential information wherever you go.

Requirements: Adobe Reader, Foxit (free)

This Workshop Service and Repair Manual for the 1988 Hyundai Excel GL 4-Dr Hatchback ensures you have the knowledge and guidance to maintain, diagnose, and repair your vehicle efficiently. It empowers you to handle maintenance and repair tasks confidently, regardless of your expertise.

  • How can I address engine problems in my 1988 Hyundai Excel GL?

    Perform a visual inspection to locate the source of the oil leak.

    Tightening any loose bolts or connections in the engine area is essential.

    Replace faulty gaskets or seals that may be causing the oil leak.

    Clean the combustion area to remove any oil residue.

    Monitor oil levels regularly and address any further leaks promptly.

    Recommendation: The engine maintenance section in the manual provides detailed instructions on diagnosing and repairing oil leaks.

  • What steps should I take to resolve gear lever issues in my 1988 Hyundai Excel GL?

    Check the gearshift linkage for any signs of wear or damage.

    Lubricate the gearshift mechanism to ensure smooth operation.

    Adjust the gearshift linkage to eliminate any slack or play.

    If necessary, replace worn or damaged gearshift components.

    Test drive the car to ensure the gear lever operates smoothly in all gears.

    The manual suggests consulting the transmission maintenance section regarding gearshift linkage inspection and adjustment and adjusting the gearshift linkage.

  • How can I improve the quality and reliability of my 1988 Hyundai Excel GL?

    Perform regular maintenance, including oil changes, fluid checks, and tire rotations.

    Address any known issues promptly to prevent them from worsening.

    Keep the car clean and garage it whenever possible to protect it from the elements.

    Use high-quality replacement parts when performing repairs or maintenance.

    Drive the car responsibly and avoid aggressive driving habits that may strain components.

    The manual suggests: Refer to the maintenance schedule in the manual for guidance on regular maintenance tasks to improve reliability.

  • What should I do to troubleshoot electrical issues in my 1988 Hyundai Excel GL?

    Be sure the battery's terminals are tight and not corroded.

    Test the alternator output to ensure it is charging the battery correctly.

    Verify that the wiring harness is not damaged or showing signs of wear.

    Test electrical components, such as lights and accessories, for proper operation.

    If necessary, consult a professional technician for further diagnosis and repair.

    Suggestion: Consult the electrical system troubleshooting section in the manual for guidance on diagnosing and repairing electrical problems.

  • How can I prevent rust on my 1988 Hyundai Excel GL?

    It is best to wash and wax the exterior of your car to prevent damage to the paint and metal surfaces.

    Inspect the car's underside for signs of rust and treat any affected areas promptly.

    Apply rust inhibitor or undercoating to vulnerable areas such as the wheel arches and rocker panels.

    Whenever possible, store the car in a dry, climate-controlled area to preserve its condition.

    Monitor the car for signs of rust regularly and address any issues promptly.

    The manual recommends that you refer to the rust prevention and maintenance section for detailed instructions on protecting your car from rust.

  • How should I address cooling system problems in my 1988 Hyundai Excel GL?

    Verify that the radiator and hoses are free of leaks and blockages.

    Ensure the coolant is at the right level and in good condition for proper cooling system function.

    To ensure the thermostat works correctly, test it to ensure it opens and closes correctly.

    Ensure that the cooling system has been flushed and the coolant has been replaced if necessary.

    If the problem persists, consult a mechanic for further diagnosis and repair.

    Suggestion in the manual: Consult the maintenance section for guidance on inspecting and maintaining the cooling system.

Remember that these are common issues owners report, and individual experiences may vary. Maintaining your vehicle regularly and performing timely repairs can reduce the severity of these problems. Consider consulting a professional mechanic for proper diagnosis and resolution if you encounter any of these issues.



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1988 Hyundai Excel GL 4-Dr Hatchback – Workshop Service & Repair Manual

Original price was: $99.99.Current price is: $14.99.

MANUFACTURERHyundai (North America)
MODELExcel 1st generation (X1-series) (import)
FUEL TYPEGasoline (Petrol)

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