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Hyundai Santa Fe, SUV
#4465 of 4482 Re: Ohio Lemon Law / Kia Sorrento [frustrated2]
Sep 23, 2008 (12:45 pm)
Not 100% positive -
But I think the Lemon Law applies to new cars. I think that time period is only a year or so. I could be wrong though! Doesn't the Kia have a 100,000 power train? I would trade on a Santa Fe - my '02 was bought brand new and no problems at all. Hyundai may own Kia - but the SF and the Sorrento are two totally different cars. The only car Hyundai and Kia duplicate is the Minivan. Hyundai's seem to be made better. Consumer Reports rated the Sorrento poor reliability and depreciation - the Santa Fe had all excellents/goods from 2002-present.
#4466 of 4482 Re: 2002 SF 2.7L [mjdegnan]
Oct 25, 2008 (11:31 am)
It might be one of your cv joints going bad. I think that it's easier and cheaper to fix if you replace the whole axel. You get both cv joints with it.
#4467 of 4482 08 Santa Fe keyless remote
Sep 27, 2009 (1:05 pm)
Dealer wants 2 big ones for a key and remote, which I lost one of two I have. Does anyone know the programing if I buy a remote from a non-dealer vender? The key seems to be a standard non-chip key. Can I just get a key made from let's say Wall Mart?
#4468 of 4482 Subwoofer help.
Nov 15, 2009 (4:36 pm)
Can anyone tell me how I can install my subs to my Santa Fe? Where can I make the wires run and how can I hook it up to the radio that I put in, a Kenwood head unit.
#4469 of 4482 Long-term ownership update
Mar 29, 2010 (3:55 am)
I just wanted to post my findings after putting 120k miles on my SF.
1. Mushy feel when turning: solved by using better tires. The stock tires do the vehicle no justice at all. Drives MUCH better on my Yokohama Geolander tires. It even drove better on some General Grabber tires.
2. Repairs - After 120k miles, I've had to replace the spark plug wires, changed the timing belt for the 2nd time (both as scheduled maintenance), changed the spark plugs, replaced two bad wheel bearings (at the same time, right side had gone bad), changed all belts & hoses as per scheduled maintenance, replaced the battery 2x. Have had no mechanical breakdowns whatsoever. The bearings were a little surprising, but that's the only mechanical failure so far.
#4471 of 4482 Swapping out stock speakers, why won't they work right? PLEASE HELP
Jan 24, 2011 (10:21 pm)
I was given two Lanzar 6.5 and two Pioneer 6.5
Problem with the 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe
I was given two Lanzar 6.5 and two Pioneer 6.5 speakers. There is nothing wrong with my stock speakers, I just wanted to add a little more thump and clarity. I took off the front drivers side interior panel, Which wasn't all that bad, but i'm having major problems putting it back together. I'll get into that a bit later. I figured swapping the old for the new would be simple. Being it has two wires (pos/neg) going to the driver/speaker cone and two wires going to the tweeter portion that goes over the lower part, four wires total. The wires are White, Brown, yellow, and Black going into a black clip, then they turn black coming out the other side. I cut the four after the clip. My new speakers have only two posts to accommodate the driver and tweeter. So I left off the two for the tweeter and it sounded awful. I tried combining the two positive and two negative and hooking it up that way. That too sounded awful. The tweeter was squealing and chirping. I tried every configuration. They all sounded like ***. What am I doing wrong. I know people swap out stocks for after market all the time. I wanted to be sure my new speaker wasn't defective, so I tried all four (Both brands) with the same results. So I gave up and put the original back in. It sounds fine, just like it had before. But now I can't put the door panel back on. I know it's just tricky and i need more patience. I'm so bummed. I have these great speakers and have no idea why I can't install them. Do I need some aftermarket clip? It seems so easy, why is it so flappin hard? I've done this with other cars in the past with no issues. This four wire thing is killing me... Please HELP ME!!!!!!!!
#4472 of 4482 Re: Swapping out stock speakers, why won't they work right? PLEASE HELP [maxsoulfly]
Jan 25, 2011 (8:17 am)
scosche might have a kit to hook up the speakers properly - or contact the manufacturer of the speakers you purchased for some insight... when you say it sounds awful - is it only when you turn up the volume high or at all levels?
#4473 of 4482 Re: Swapping out stock speakers, why won't they work right? PLEASE HELP [somedai1]
Jan 25, 2011 (9:15 pm)
Have you swapped out the stocks before? I expected two wires, it has four. Two for the speaker and two for the tweeter that lays over it. At any volume level it sounds awful. The tweeter chips and squeals. And the Speaker/cone portion distorts like it's being over driven. The bass is set very low. If I hook up just the tweeter it sounds fine, but no low end. The same for the cone part. Low end but no highs..
I tried contacting Lanzar with no luck. Same with Pioneer. I left messages with tech support.
Simply put, I'm too broke to have it done by a shop.. So any and all help is much appreciated.