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#979 of 1938 Re: 2001 Santa Fe Cam Problems [danielsbabe]
Jul 11, 2005 (4:32 pm)
No, it's not the "cam"...cam refers to the protruding metal part of camshaft and there's more than one cam on a camshaft.
What you need to do first is... TO STOP DRIVING THE CAR. Have it towed to a nearby Hyundai dealer.
The most likely cause is failing timing belt tensioner. Also you might want to get your money back from your mechanic. It is very obvious to me that he is not competent enough to service your SF and even sounds somewhat shady...
#980 of 1938 Re: Acceleration problems [kodos7]
Jul 13, 2005 (6:02 am)
Thanks for the info! But I did call Hyundai America and reported the problem. And you are correct, you do learn how to compensate, but what about winter driving -- sure hope that traction control works cause that annoying jump could be a problem. Thanks again.
#981 of 1938 Re: Santa Fe FWD 2.4 4cyl. model [jcstoker]
Jul 13, 2005 (12:33 pm)
I'm not sure what the 2.4 thing is...but I have a 2004 6 cyl 4WD that I bought about 1 month ago...it drives and runs great...I love the car...I have noticed tho that when I stop or am sitting in traffic the car jumps...the first time I thought someone had hit me in the rear end.....my service guy at the dearlership tells me there is nothing wrong with it...I KNOW that I'm not crazy
#982 of 1938 Re: Acceleration problems [wperla]
Jul 13, 2005 (12:35 pm)
I have a 2004 6 cyl 4WD that I bought about 1 month ago...it drives and runs great...I love the car...I have noticed tho that when I stop or am sitting in traffic the car jumps...the first time I thought someone had hit me in the rear end.....my service guy at the dearlership tells me there is nothing wrong with it...I KNOW that I'm not crazy ... any suggestions??????
#983 of 1938 Re: 2001 Santa Fe Cam Problems [codata99]
Jul 14, 2005 (7:13 am)
Thanks so much for taking the time to answer my question.
I'm going to tell my husband what you said and take it to another mechanic.
One other thing, I stopped turning on the air conditioner (when the truck would get sluggish and feel like it was going to stall the air would go really low) last night and didn't have any problems on the way home. Same thing this morning. I'm going out at lunch and see how it runs.
Does that make any sense to you?
Jul 15, 2005 (3:32 pm)
I have a 2004 2.4 L 5speed Santa Fe. It is slightly overweight and underpowered but the gas mileage can not be faulted even at 85 to 90 mph that the left lane tends to run on I 10 in Southern AZ. Does anyone know where I might find and print out the hp/torque curve for this engine? Running on the level 2000 rpm will maintain headway but with any sort of incline 3500 seems to be needed to gain any speed. The graph would be a help in driving either for power or economy, whatever is called for.
#985 of 1938 Fog Lights Bulb Replacement
Jul 15, 2005 (8:54 pm)
I'm a newbie that can't figure out how to change a Fog Light bulb in my 2004 Sante fe. I can't see paying the dealer the price of labor to change a .25 bulb but can't figure out how to access the burnt out bulb.
If anyone can help with a hint as to how to get to the bulb, I'd appreciate it.
#986 of 1938 Re: 2.7 67xxx miles [chrisducati]
Jul 17, 2005 (10:27 am)
So here we are 15 days later and our Santa Fe is still at the Hyundai dealer. They had to order all new valve train parts. They are rebuilding the heads. Why they didn't just put new ones on I have now idea. I'll keep you updated.
#987 of 1938 Possible Problem 2004
Jul 18, 2005 (4:34 pm)
I just bought a 2004 with 10,000 miles on it. This past week as I was pulling out of space I noticed a hesitation or slight "bucking" feel. It has happened at least 3 times in the week that I have owned it. Any ideas or suggestions?
#988 of 1938 Regarding stalling/bucking issues
Jul 20, 2005 (6:43 am)
If you've got a car that occasionally stalls or bucks, don't overlook the electrical and fuel system. Usually the engine and associated electronic controls (sensors, computer, etc.) either work or don't, so your engine either runs or doesn't. With a bad fuel delilvery system (pump, filter) you can get erratic performance issues that come and go. Same with the electrical system... a battery that is intermittedly shorting out (more common on hot days and cheap batteries) or a loose battery or ground cable can cause these symptoms as well. FYI