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#1756 of 1938 Hyundai Santa Fe Ignition coil problem
Apr 14, 2008 (7:33 am)
I have a Hyundai Santa Fe 2003 , 34200 miles only and right now within five years of purchase. IT had a check engine light ON and used to give some starting problems and stall at traffic lights, making unusual sound. I took it to a Goodyear shop for diagonistics and they said that one of the ignition coil is gone bad and a spark plug. But the estimate to replace it is $1200. which includes labor and parts (1 ignition coil, 6 spark plugs, gasket, fuel induction kit /service ).
My question is,
1) Will this be covered under warranty from Hyundai Manufacturers.
2) Do you think the estimate is right?
3) Any other suggestions.
#1757 of 1938 Re: Hyundai Santa Fe Ignition coil problem [afy]
Apr 24, 2008 (3:48 pm)
Why don't you bring it into a Hyundai dealership and have them check it out? If the Goodyear shop is right and didn't clear out the codes, then the dealership should be able to tell you if it is covered under warranty.
#1758 of 1938 Re: replacing front struts [shivelyt]
Apr 27, 2008 (4:42 pm)
I have a 2001 Santa Fe and have had the same problem with it since it was brand new. Told Hyundai dealership about it years ago and they said nothing was wrong with it. Fortunately, it has never gotten any worse, but no better either.
Apr 29, 2008 (10:42 am)
I have a 2004 santa fe hyundai and I need to give it a tune up but I cannot find all of the spark plugs how do find all of them
#1760 of 1938 Help appreciated!
May 01, 2008 (7:01 am)
I have an '02 SF. I am having 3 problems which i feel are related
1) The engine occasionally revs up to 2000 rpms, and sometimes more. It will do this at anytime - when I'm sitting at a stop light, sometimes it will just kick in -- if i put it in park, it will continue. This will happen for several minutes then it will stop.
2) sometimes, it won't start. If i just sit for a while, it will eventually start. Sometimes within 5 minutes, sometimes 45 minutes. I usually smell gas when this happens (after trying to start it)
if the engine is revving when i stop somewhere, i will not turn the key off until it stops revving --- in my mind, i just think maybe if it is turned off while it's revving, then it won't start when i come back to the car due to being flooded -- I'm probably completely off base, but that's my reasoning--
but still it keeps happening (won't start)
it seems to be worse in the summer months (when i run my a/c) -- this has been going on for over a yr -- but through the winter, it didn't happen very much-- over the past couple of weeks since i have started running the air, it has happened 3 times
3) occasionally, it will die (or try to die) when taking off from a red light -- this is actually how all the troubles began - before the revving (or at least before I noticed it) and before it would not start --but the dying thing has only happened 3 -4 times over a couple of years
a friend who works on Fords changed a part out for me -- he thought it was causing the revving -- however, it did not help -- i can't remember the name of it (alot of help i am!)
anyway -- if anyone could give me a clue, I'd sure appreciate it!!
#1761 of 1938 Re: Help appreciated! [argal]
May 01, 2008 (11:53 am)
no svc eng light on?
#1762 of 1938 Re: Help appreciated! [somedai1]
May 05, 2008 (5:47 am)
no lights are on.
#1763 of 1938 Re: Help appreciated! [argal]
May 22, 2008 (5:50 pm)
D Does anyone have an answer for argal's problem, my car is doing the same thing.
#1764 of 1938 Re: Help appreciated! [needhelp17]
May 23, 2008 (7:46 am)
I think there have been posts before about throttle sensors being replaced - the accelerator on the S.Fe is not the old fashioned wire type - it's all electronic now. However, I would imaguine ther would be an error code on the OBD computer readout if that was the case.
If it is suddenly deciding to rev up then that would seem the culprit, or maybe the oxygen sensor. Either way the whole fuel system needs to be checked by the dealer, including vacuum leaks and fuel leaks if you are smelling gas.
#1765 of 1938 Re: Lower control arm [69dartgts]
May 24, 2008 (4:36 am)
My 01, same model, etc., well maintained with only 85K miles is currently in the shop for replacement of both rear lower control arms. I had just gotten off the turnpike when the drivers side went---thank goodness it didn't happen doing the 75+ mph while on the highway. The dealer gave me a price of 2K+ to fix---that is when my husband politely took the phone from me and took over. We had them complete the items that were under warranty, and took the car to our local mechanic---along with the list of things that the dealer stated needed to be fixed. He went over the car top to bottom---and stated that it was extremely odd that the control arms rusted out, and found the same thing you did---there is no drainage. Needless to say, many of the items that the dealer listed are clearly not needed---so the price to replace the control arms and a few other things dropped to approx half of what the dealer wanted. (Our local dealer is known to state that other items are needed when they aren't....and they are always not covered under warranty.......hmmmmmm).