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Hyundai Santa Fe, Towing, SUV
#164 of 193 Re: 3500 lb. MAX. [manderton]
Apr 15, 2010 (1:17 pm)
I pull a 2800lb camper with two sea kayaks and 2 bicycles and the Fe is fully loaded total load around 3700lb. She has absolutely no trouble pulling this even up steep hills. The trick is (and this comes from the Hyundai mechanic) DONT LUG THE MOTOR. At the bottom of the hill shift her to 3500 / 4500 RPM and up she goes, real easy... try it.
#165 of 193 Brake Controller Wiring on 2010 Santa Fe/air helper springs
May 10, 2010 (8:32 am)
I'm trying to find out if the 2010 Santa Fe with pre-installed tow package has the "plug and play" harness for installing a brake controller. The dealer has installed the 4-way wiring for the signal and running lights but I can find no information on installing a brake controller.
I have installed a brake controller in my GM vehicle where I had to manually splice into my brake pedal wiring and run the leads to the battery and run the blue lead to the 7-way plug. I do not wish to do this on the Santa Fe as it will probably void the warranty and I am not the owner of the Santa Fe.
As well, are there any "air bag" helper springs available for the 2010? I phoned Michigan Truck Spring and they phoned Firestone who did not have an answer at this time.There are air springs listed for the 2007-2009 models but I feel the design on the 2010 has changed.
#166 of 193 Re: 3500 lb. MAX. [snowsail]
May 20, 2010 (4:46 pm)
Do you pull this with a weight distribution system or any sway control? If so, what is your solution. Thanks for your help.
May 24, 2010 (5:27 pm)
i am considering purchasing a 2010 santa fe with v6. on edmunds, there is no tow option. has anyone towed with it, and what about the fifth wire. thanks. rr70
#168 of 193 towing of a 2007 santa fe
Jun 05, 2010 (9:52 am)
I have a small winnebago that i want to tow my santa fe behind and travel the country. i am about to purchase a hitch for it and was told that i would burn up my tranny if i dont have a special pump installed. what kaind of pump is there and where can i get it?
#169 of 193 Re: towing of a 2007 santa fe [johnginn_2000]
Jun 05, 2010 (4:08 pm)
if your model doesn't have the towing package that includes a transmission cooler - you may want to install an aftermarket one before towing....
#170 of 193 2009 Sante Fe towing question
Jun 06, 2010 (7:46 am)
Through most of these questions & answers, there is mention of a towing package. I purchased a 2009 Sante Fe used & don't recall anything mentioned about a towing package. How does one determine if it has the towing package or not? Also, I'm only looking at pulling a small trailer for minimal hauling. If my Sante Fe doesn't have the towing package, is it still ok to pull a small trailer basically around town.
#171 of 193 Towing Package ?
Jun 06, 2010 (2:58 pm)
As far as I can tell, the only model with the so-called "towing package" is the limited. We have a 2008 SE and it has a small transmission oil cooler in the front of the radiator on the bottom left as you look at it. It also has the factory wiring at the driver's rear of the car which made installation a snap. No problem towing our 19.5 ft bayliner, as mentioned earlier; downshifting when needed for hill-climbing. Satisfied owner
#172 of 193 Re: Towing Package ? [ron71157]
Jun 06, 2010 (9:04 pm)
For 2009 the SE also has the towing package, at least mine does.
#173 of 193 Towing in Overdrive / Trans cooler
Jun 08, 2010 (11:05 am)
I have a '03 3.5 V6 2WD Automatic Santa Fe that did not come with a towing package. We're planning to use the Santa Fe to tow a Popup tent trailer this summer. I've read the manual a few times and it specifically states that I should not tow in Overdrive.
So my question is, exactly how do I keep my Santa Fe from shifting into overdrive? There is no button present to prevent this from happening. Do I have to use the Sport Shifting Feature for every trip? I'm on the east coast so I won't be climbing any mountains to speak of. What is the danger, if any, of just hitching up and taking off without worrying about this.
On a similar thread, there is a small "oil cooler" set up that is placed in the front of the radiator off to the right. Is this a Transmission Cooler?