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#1709 of 1938 Problem with front end struts
Nov 18, 2007 (2:42 pm)
My 2001 Santa Fe GLS now has 82,000 miles and so far has performed well (knock on wood). I am having a clunking noise in the front end which my shop (not the dealer) says is the struts. You hear it going over bumps or entering driveways etc. Says that struts should be replaced--looking at ~$500. I had understood that Hyundais came with inserts in the struts that could be replaced at much less cost. Has anyone replaced struts yet, and what options are available? Thanks for your help. It has been a real blessing in past years.
#1710 of 1938 Re: Problem with front end struts [shivelyt]
Nov 21, 2007 (5:51 am)
I'll be interested in any replies to this too. I also have a 2001 with 88,000 miles and am getting a slight "pinging" or knocking in the floor pan over bumps.
You might get replies at Hyundai Santa Fe Forum as well.
#1711 of 1938 I need a little assistance with locating the alarm control module
Dec 10, 2007 (4:28 pm)
I have a 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe. I bought it used about 7 months ago & the dealership I bought it from didn't have the alarm remote for it. I just bought one & need to program it. I can't find the alarm control module to program it. Can anyone tell me where it is?
#1712 of 1938 Re: I need a little assistance with locating the alarm control module [daro
Dec 11, 2007 (1:21 am)
If you lay in the drivers footwell and look straight up the module is there. I couldn't really see it when I programmed mine but feeling around with my fingers I eventually found the switch to put the alarm in "learning" mode. The most obvious thing you'll see on it is the aerial out the side of the alarm module.
#1713 of 1938 Re: REAR WINDOW WIPER NOT WORKING [kalaban]
Dec 21, 2007 (7:05 pm)
I own a 2006 3.5 4WD Santa Fe and have 55,000 kms on it. The transmission starting leaking at about 50,000 kms and the dealer told me it seems to be a 'problem' with the Hyundai Santa Fe. The leak occurred at the front of the transmission and the dealer told me it would be the internal seal which joins the transaxle to the transmission.
The mechanic told me that the problem seems to be the main shaft that transmits the power from the transmission to the transaxle has 'burrs' from improper machining which in time [about 50,000 kms or so] ruin the integrity of the internal seal and
'bingo' the tranny starts to leak. The mechanic also told me that changing the seal is the first thing Hyundai will authorize to 'fix' the problem. If the leak persists [and apparently it will] Hyundai will authorize a change of the entire transmission.
My question to you, "kalaban", is could you tell me why the transmission was replaced "twice after the first month off the lot !!"
Please reply to my email as, if this problem is going to persist, the 'vehicle' is going to be 'replaced' with one that is represented by a much more reliable company.
YES, Hyundai refuses to admit 'they' have a problem.........since I now own the car, they say it's my problem even though there's still 45,000 kms supposedly left on the warranty !!!
Thank you for your most kind assistance in this matter......
#1714 of 1938 Re: What Warranty? [targettuning]
Dec 21, 2007 (7:17 pm)
Excuse me for stating what seems obvious. I"ve just spent several hours reading your 'forum' and in my opinion [be it ever so humble] you must be employed by Hynundai.
Most of your answers sound exactly like the Hyundai Service Managers and Hyundai's General Managers who I've spoken to recently.
Also, the best warranty I know of is the one you never have to use..........
Finally, if you think Hyundai Santa Fe's are so wonderful, perhaps you'd like to buy mine. I've been driving Japanese cars since 1978 and have never failed to get at least 350,000 kms on any of them. One most memorable was an 1989 Honda Accord EXi which I sent to a "wrecking yard" at 525,000 kms. Even the A/C was still working......
Have a nice day......
#1715 of 1938 Re: Oil Leak [sabreville]
Dec 21, 2007 (8:48 pm)
Is the leak engine oil or transmission oil. My 2006 3.5 4WD Santa Fe has an transmission oil leak in the front of the tranny and transaxle.
Please let me know what you find out.
#1716 of 1938 Re: Oil Leak [rcalver]
Dec 21, 2007 (9:50 pm)
if the seal is bad and they keep replacing the tranny - it could be poor workmanship - or the seal keeps going bad because there is a problem with the mounts causing too much play between the engine and the tranny causing the seal to repeatedly fail...
#1717 of 1938 Re: What Warranty? [rcalver]
Dec 23, 2007 (5:06 am)
I tend to agree. At the extreme, if a warranty were really good, for the lifetime you owned the vehicle, any failure not caused by wear and tear would be fixed at no cost.
But, "at no cost" is the kicker. If you had to bring your vehicle in repeatedly because things kept breaking, or if you were inconvenienced often without a loaner, or if you had to take time off work, or missed getting the kids, or they failed to fix a problem and you had to bring it back multiple times to get it right, or you were treated rudely, or ...... insert situation of your choosing,
would that warranty really stand for anything? What would be it's value?
A warranty with seemingly good terms means nothing if the product and/or service fails you.
#1718 of 1938 Re: What Warranty? [user777]
Dec 24, 2007 (3:34 pm)
i agree - to have to be stuck with a lemon that they keep fixing for free sucks - no matter what they offer (i.e.: loaner cars, discounts) - i think we would all rather a car that works....