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#1769 of 1931 I have an...
Jul 17, 2008 (6:45 am)
'04 Santa Fe 3.5l FWD. I was wondering if anyone could tell me if the digital clock will sometimes just not show up and then suddenly reappears? This has happened a couple of times and I thought that maybe it was the heat in the car doing this, since it is Summer. I also have a problem with the CD player not ejecting the CD. It will flash " Check CD" and the only way I can retrieve my CD is to be very quick and grab the CD edge when it begins to eject and right before it tries to reload it. I just bought this vehicle used and it's still under the 30 day warranty from the dealer and is also under the 60,000mi warranty. Should I take it back to the dealer or to a Hyundai dealer since it still is under the 60,000mi. warranty? Any suggestions? Thanks everyone.
#1770 of 1931 Re: Stopped during running [kyeden]
Aug 13, 2008 (6:11 am)
This Happend to my04 Sante Fe turned out it was the crank sensor hope this helps
#1771 of 1931 Dealer has given up!
Sep 11, 2008 (12:07 pm)
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L
Original problem – Car ran fine for 122K, then, from a cold start, I drove 2 miles and suddenly, without warning, lost power and began to lurch. I got to the side of the road and shut it off . After one hour, tried again, started as usual …. went 1 mile and it did the same. Towed to Hyundai Dealer.
The mechanic did the following: 1) new timing belt, new crank sensor --- at this point it would start & was sluggish when driven. 2) new cable from crank sensor, new serpentine belt, new coolant temperature sensor, new oxygen sensor, new exhaust manifold --- starts and is sluggish when testing, No change! 3) new cam position sensor & connector, new mass air flow sensor, and used fuel pump. There are no codes showing. Therefore, I have a mystery. The Dealer has given up!
At present, the car starts fine, idles fine but has no power on acceleration. Within one mile the car begins to slow until within three miles it will stop all together. After a 30 to 60 minute wait, I can do the same again. At rest, it idles fine. In Park, it will rev smoothly, no misfire or hesitation. In Drive, I press the accelerator with my foot on the brake and it bogs down a lot.
#1772 of 1931 01 Santa Fe with Same Problem - Hesitating; No Power
Nov 16, 2008 (8:41 am)
Hi, my Santa Fe has always run perfectly, then suddenly this same problem, I have it in a reputable shop and they are pulling their hair out too. Did you find the solution? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!! Thanks!!!!
#1773 of 1931 Re: Dealer has given up! [degemi]
Nov 16, 2008 (8:44 am)
New to site, forgive any redundancy. My 01 Santa Fe ran perfectly for 119K miles, then bogged like an old car that vapor locked. Runs fine in park and up to about 2K RPM then no power. Have it in my favorite/reputable shop and they are stumped as well. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
#1774 of 1931 Re: Dealer has given up! [jmignone]
Nov 16, 2008 (8:38 pm)
what did the mechanics find or test so far - a lot of things could cause that...
#1775 of 1931 Hesitation; No Power; Feels Like Vapor Lock; Stalls
Nov 20, 2008 (7:29 am)
To all who are having problems like this check the coil pack. My '01 Santa Fe ran perfectly for 119k miles then suddenly this problem. No codes showed up, etc. It turned out to be the coil pack. Heat or age caused one of the terminals to melt. There was also indication that some shorting between the coils had occurred. This problem can mimic lots of other problems. The car feels more powerful than ever. Hope this helps someone.
#1776 of 1931 Re: 2002 Sante Fe hard to start 90% of the time [eterrien]
Nov 20, 2008 (8:09 am)
Try the fuel pressure regulator. It sits on top of the engine, there is a small black host going to it. Pull the hose off, if it has fuel in it, or smells like fuel, that's the problem.
Hope this helps.
#1777 of 1931 Re: Starting Problems - faulty Immobiliser [philh]
Nov 20, 2008 (8:23 pm)
I have the same problem It's not mine I had to take down the cylinder head to drill out the glowplugs After that the car won't start changed the crankshaft and camshaft sensors but still no signal at the injectors. i unplugged the ECU and tried another but no results. The dealer told me I have to reprogramm the key.
#1778 of 1931 How to fix a non-functioning display and how to fold rear seat cushion
Jan 02, 2009 (11:16 am)
I have a 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe that I recently purchased from a used car dealership. When I bought it I knew that the radio works fine but the display doesn't show anything. Does anyone know how to fix this or what might be causing it? (I suspect a loose wire but I don't know how to check it)
Also, does anyone know how to flip the rear seat cushion to fold the back seat down flat? I tried following the directions in the owner's manual but it still doesn't work. I pull the cloth ring strap but I'm pulling so hard that I'm afraid I might rip the the strap off. Is there a lever or other strap to unlock it or something? Any suggestions are helpful. Thanks.