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#1844 of 1938 Re: Lower control arm [v11lestat]
Feb 11, 2010 (10:04 pm)
update: since your reply to me back in 05/2009, I have contacted hyundai direct and dealerships (when performing maintanence) and they all kept saying my vehicle (2003 santa fe) was not involved, due to mafacture date. Well last month I received a recall notice from hyundai, to address this matter. Luckily, they said there was no problem with my vehicle & they dod an under coating. I really don't do much inclement weather driving, if at all, so maybe that was a help.
Mar 02, 2010 (12:31 pm)
I was just told by my dealer that the ABS pump on my 2002 Santa Fe shorted out. I never heard of this happening to anyone, but i'm not a mechanic. Has anyone ever heard of this? I have 83000 miles on the truck. My brake light come on but no ABS light warning. Also, is it safe to drive? The dealer said it burns the brake fluid, so just replace it every now and then. Any information would really be appreciated! Thnaks. Bob. K.
#1846 of 1938 Vibration on acceleration
Mar 09, 2010 (4:45 pm)
My 2004 Santa Fe GLS AWD V6 has a bit over 70k miles and has recently developed a strange vibration-while-accelerating issue. I first noticed it while driving on the Interstate from Cheyenne to Denver (elev about 5,000 feet) while on cruise-control. It felt at first like a tire issue but I noticed that it only occurs while maintaining speed or accelerating on a level track or while going uphill. (It's worse going uphill, and I seem to have less power than normal.) When I let off the accelerator, the vibration stops. This occurs generally between speeds of 40 and 80mph, but varies a bit. Some times I get it at 35mph; sometimes the problem disappears above 75mph.
I did recently have the timing belt replaced at a local Brakes Plus. Could the timing be out of whack?
#1847 of 1938 2004 Santa Fe Gls 3.5l Misfires
Apr 22, 2010 (6:07 pm)
I have a 2004 Santa Fe GLS 3.5L that has 253,000 miles on it. Just recently it started running a little rough. My local mechanic read the codes and it said that cylinders 1,3 and 5 have random misfires.
He replaced all 6 spark plugs (they were due) and replaced the plug wires to the 3 cylinders in question (1,3,5). We could see that one of the wires was arcing and since they were original wires they really needed replacing.
We also cleaned all the fuel injectors.
We then replaced the pre-catalytic converter underneath cylinders 1,3 and 5 and the problem is still there.
The codes are:
PO300B Random Multiple Misfire Detected
PO301B Cylinder 1 Misfire Detected
PO303 Cylinder 3 Misfire Detected
PO305B Cylinder 5 Misfire Detected
PO446 Evaporative Emission System Vent Control Circuit
#1848 of 1938 Re: 2004 Santa Fe Gls 3.5l Misfires [otto595]
Apr 23, 2010 (1:34 pm)
why change precat if no code present indicating problem there? is it coil on plug or ignition coil, distributor cap and rotor? also - do you tend to give extra gas in tank to top off? you may need a full tune up including fuel filter + cap + rotor if that applies to this model + the evap system may have a problem from overfilling gas tank. charcoal canister may need replacing as well...
#1849 of 1938 want to buy a 2003 sante fe with 166k miles
Apr 23, 2010 (7:49 pm)
I am looking to buy a 2003 sante fe with 166k miles for my daughter. They are asking 3995 from used car lot. The car seems to be in good shape and drives smooth. The only concern I have is what I don't know about this car with this many miles. There is a engine ticking sound more than one I heard with a 2003 with only 70K miles. Does this suv have a timing belt or timing chain. What is the cost for repair. Is this engine ticking sound normal for this kind of milage?...Am I going to be looking at some major engine repair?
#1850 of 1938 Re: 2004 Santa Fe Gls 3.5l Misfires [somedai1]
May 02, 2010 (7:23 pm)
The Hyundai Santa Fe uses a distributorless ignition system (DIS) in all its engine types so there is no distributor cap and rotor to check.
The precat seemed to be a good place to start since only the 3 cylinders above it were misfiring.
May 12, 2010 (3:19 pm)
What should I be looking to replace in a standard tune-up? 2003 3.5L V6 Santa Fe w/60k miles. Have check engine light which says mis-fire on cly 4. Would consider spark plugs, wires and what else is reccommended? Also I have to remove intake to get to the back plugs and wires?
Thanks in advance
#1852 of 1938 Re: Tune Up costs? [nathmaeth]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
May 12, 2010 (9:26 pm)
Cars don't have tune-ups any more and if you go in and ask for one, the service writer will pull out a long menu of stuff that's recommended by the dealer (most of them work on commission).
The better bet is to look up what Hyundai recommends be done at 60k using the Edmunds Maintenance Guide and avoid the extra stuff that's not related to your misfire problem.
Another thing you could do before going to the shop is get the codes read at an auto parts store. Most do that for free. You don't need to try to tell the service writers at the dealer their job, but if they tell you something that doesn't jibe with what the codes said at the parts store, you can make further inquiry. Since you know it's a misfire, maybe you already did this?
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#1853 of 1938 2003 Santa Fe LX V6 3.5 AWD CV joint boot is leaking
May 17, 2010 (4:26 pm)
I own a 03 Santa Fe LX V6 3.5 AWD that has 134,000 miles on it. I recently went to a dealership for the front subframe service campaign and the mechanic told me that the right front CV (tripod) joint (axle) boot is leaking grease and estimated it at $792.82 plus tax.
Does anyone know alternative or cheaper way to replace or fix it? I would appreciate any info.