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#10 of 149 2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE AIR CONDITIONING-CONT.
Sep 21, 2006 (1:56 pm)
ON FRIDAY, 9/25 MY 2003 SANTA FE IS HEADED TO THE DEALER FOR THE 5TH TIME FOR THE A/C! ON THE 4TH VISIT, THEY REPLACED A HOSE ASSEMBLY. YESTERDAY IT COOLED OFF, BUT NOT AS COLD AS IT SHOULD BE, ONLY AFTER I WAS ON THE HIGHWAY. BEFORE THAT, IN CITY TRAFFIC, IT WAS BARELY EVEN COOL. I'M FRUSTRATED, AND EVEN THO I LEFT A MESSAGE FOR THE SERVICE MANAGER EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON TODAY, HE DID NOT CALL BACK. WONDER WHY? WELL, I'M SURE I WILL TALK TO HIM TOMORROW. ANY INPUT?
#11 of 149 Re: 2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE AIR CONDITIONING-CONT. [sanibel]
Sep 21, 2006 (3:14 pm)
I recommend turning off your CAPS LOCK. People tend to ignore messages typed in ALL CAPS.
Sep 21, 2006 (3:58 pm)
I haven't seen an all caps message for a while. That is nasty!
Please type in a mixture of lower and upper case(mixed case for lack of a better term)so we all can have a fighting chance of reading your message.
#13 of 149 Re: 2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE AIR CONDITIONING-CONT. [sanibel]
Sep 22, 2006 (12:34 pm)
My 2001 cools when I'm on the road but it blows warm air when I stop in traffic. It goes to cool again when I resume highway driving. It has been to 2 dealers and they cannot find a problem. My warrantee is about to run out. Any suggestions
#14 of 149 2003 Santa Fe Air Conditioning
Sep 22, 2006 (2:00 pm)
Sorry, Tidester, thanks for the recommendation. I had no intention of being loud or offensive, was just easier to type all caps. After testing at the dealership today, freon was determined to be low, so it was maxed out and a dye was put in, too. I have to take it back next Wednesday and hopefully, they will find the leak, solve the problem and relieve my frustration.
#15 of 149 Re: 2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE AIR CONDITIONING-CONT. [dancemom1]
Sep 22, 2006 (2:09 pm)
Sounds similar to my problem, but not the same. Each time, the problem started with cooling to be insufficient, maybe on the way home from work. The next morning would not be bad because I leave home about 6 AM and the outside air was relatively cool. But, if I drove for lunch, or on the way home, cooling stopped altogether. Sorry, I don't know what to suggest. Don't stop trying to find the answer. Maybe someone can help before your warranty runs out. Will post to let you know what the outcome of mine is on Wednesday. Good luck!
#16 of 149 Re: 2003 Santa Fe Air Conditioning [sanibel]
Sep 22, 2006 (4:30 pm)
they will find the leak, solve the problem and relieve my frustration.
Good luck! I hope it works. Be sure to report back here when you find out.
#17 of 149 Santa Fe AC not cooling/ SOLUTION
Oct 07, 2006 (11:04 am)
Hey, I just got finished working on my 02. The AC says it was on, but was not sending 12v to engage the clutch. Freon levels were good, a little low, but not low enough to trigger the low preasure shut off. After some investigation I found that the AC relay was not engaging. There was power to the relay and voltage on the main bus, but the relay was worn out. A $3 replacement from the parts house and we have AC again.
#18 of 149 2003 Santa Fe Air Conditioning-still.......
Oct 08, 2006 (1:20 pm)
Hopefully my Santa Fe has been to the dealership for the last time with the air conditioning issue! It's my understanding, that it has been determined that the evaporator used originally in the Santa Fe has had a number of failures, and a different brand has been installed. It was still working on Thursday (last time it was driven), 8 days after being in the shop. Will let you know if this new evaporator doesn't hold up.
#19 of 149 never ending ac problems
Oct 16, 2006 (3:14 pm)
We have had nothing AC problems with our 2002 Sante Fe. Infact it is at the dealer right now and they continue to "troubleshoot." I am happy I bought the extended warranty. The problem always starts the same...it starts making a howling noise and within days starts blowing hot hair. They have replaced the evaporator twice and several hoses. After reading some of the prior posts, I wonder if they replaced the evaporator(s) with one of the older brands. Thank you for the posts as it will assist me with dealing the company.