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#1867 of 1934 2004 Piston's broken
Jan 20, 2011 (8:57 am)
I have disassembled a 2004 hyundai santa fee engine(4cyl, 2.4L) The spark plugs were getting the gap closed on them. When I removed the head every one of the pistons had material missing from them on the right hand side nearly 1/4 of the way around the piston. Looks like the material had just eroded away as there were no big chuncks in there and no other damage. The area was the top land all the way down to the piston ring. Still had good compression. Is this a common problem with these motors or what?
#1868 of 1934 Multiple Electrical problem w/ 2004 Santa Fe
Apr 24, 2011 (11:13 am)
I have a 2004 Santa Fe. Some time after 50K miles, the clock display began to shut off. It would stay on when the car was cold...like standing overnight, but would shut down after a minute or two of driving. Then the check engine light would come on and stay on for a couple of days and then shut off. When summer came and it was hot the display wouldn't come on even when the car was sitting idle for a long time.
As time went on, that same problem hit the radio display although the radio and CD player still worked fine. A few months ago, the cruise control stopped working. Recently on the first really warm day this year, a new problem cropped up. An odd one: I'd have a radio station on and then hit a preset button to change the station. Instead of the station changing, the CD player came on and played the corresponding CD. Hitting the Radio button to switch it back didn't always work. Sometimes I have to turn it off and trhen turn it on again to be able to switch back to rasdio. Even after i switch it back it may without me doing anything, go back to the CD.
Now the AC doesn't pump cold air. Maybe it just needs Freon or maybe the compressor isn't working.
It seems like some components are going bad, causing others to go bad. I wonder when it will cause the fuel pump or other systems to go crazy.
Has anyone run into something like what I described?
#1869 of 1934 Re: Multiple Electrical problem w/ 2004 Santa Fe [randys42]
Apr 25, 2011 (5:19 am)
I have been having numerous electrical problems with my 2003 Santa Fe GLS for a while now. My clock does not work, nor does my power sunroof or the thing that shows the date. I have also had numerous problems with the engine, but now it seems to be ok and YES, I always kept up w/my oil changes and used Hyundai filters!
#1870 of 1934 Re: Multiple Electrical problem w/ 2004 Santa Fe [joblack]
Apr 25, 2011 (6:27 am)
So far my sunroof and the calendar are still working. Did you find out what is causing your electrical problems? I'd like to have an idea of what the problem may be and what it would cost before I take it to the dealer.
#1871 of 1934 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe, 3.5, 54K mi. Purge valve, fluids flushed
May 26, 2011 (6:40 pm)
After having the car at the dealer for a thorough routine service+ for travel from FL to CT, the engine light went on and stayed on. I brought it back and they did their magic and it went off. Then it re-lit and stayed on which I brought it back. They want to replace the purge valve ($250). Messages on this issue relate to engine stalling after filling with gas. I didn't have that problem. Why are they suggesting this repair? Also, recommending brake fluid flush ($110), power steering fluid flush ($110) and coolant fluid flush ($120). Is this necessary given yr./mileage? They also want to replace the original battery for $150, which batteries need to be replaced after this length of time. Does all this sound OK? It has been a great car for me with little repairs so far but am I being taken for a "ride"?
#1872 of 1934 Re: 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe, 3.5, 54K mi. Purge valve, fluids flushed [biged99]
May 27, 2011 (3:29 pm)
Not sure if this helps, but I had, I think, the same problem with the purge valve a few years back. What caused the problem was that when I filled the car up at the gas station I kept topping off the gas to make I sure I got a full tank. It effected the purge valve. I can look at at my repair record to be sure.
#1873 of 1934 Check Engine or MIL light
May 31, 2011 (4:33 pm)
For the past 6 months or so, my MIL light has come on every time I fill up my car with gas. I loosen the gas cap and put it back on and that seems to correct the problem, temporarily, until I need to fill my tank again. I have a 2004 Santa Fe 6 cyl. 3.5L engine. I have had my mechanic pull the code for this and it comes up as an evap leak. I have replaced my gas cap with a new one but the problem still exists. I have had the gas cap checked and it is OK (spent the extra money to buy it from the dealership to make sure that it is the correct part for my car.) I stop filling when the gas pump shuts off (I originally thought the problem was caused by topping off the tank so I make sure I don't do this, and I always make sure I put the cap on tightly as I know this could also cause the problem.) I was told by my mechanic that there is really nothing they can do except replace the gas tank nozzle and that may not even correct the problem so I should just deal with it until the light doesn't go off after replacing the gas cap. It usually comes on the day after I fill up my car and after replacing the cap will take about a day to go out. This was a major concern when I needed to get my new tags as my car wouldn't pass emissions with the check engine light on. I had the mechanic reset the code and I didn't fill up the tank until after I had passed emissions, so that is no longer a concern. This is more an annoyance than anything else and I was wondering if anyone else had this problem and what they did to fix it or if there is even a fix for this.
#1874 of 1934 MAF for 2001 hyundai santa fe
Jun 02, 2011 (6:15 pm)
I got a code on the OBD-2 pointing to the MAF as the problem on my wifes santa fe becuae it had been sputtering. So I took it off cleaned it put it back on and when I tried to turn the car on it wouldnt turn over all that would happen was the lights would go dim and flash. Has this ever happened to anybody because Im really at a lost. Could really use some help.
#1875 of 1934 Re: MAF for 2001 hyundai santa fe [santos3]
Jun 06, 2011 (4:04 pm)
are you sure you didn't drain down the battery? Make sure it's fully charged. And make sure the maf is dry before you try to start...