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#1 of 46 2004 4-cyl engine problems
Dec 20, 2007 (4:43 pm)
Hoping someone may help me with this.
My SUV has had hesitation at about 45mph. Today, 45mph my car starting lurching & check engine light came on. As I slowed down, the lurching stopped and the light went out. I parked my car & will have it towed to the shop in the morning. Any idea, is this something major? It has 104000 miles on it.
Thanks for all your help!
#2 of 46 Re: 2004 4-cyl engine problems [santafe71]
Dec 20, 2007 (6:18 pm)
possible need of tune up
maybe o2 sensor problem
what state are you in? maybe i can help for less $$$ !
#3 of 46 Re: 2004 4-cyl engine problems [somedai1]
Dec 20, 2007 (6:49 pm)
Thanks for the reply.
#4 of 46 Re: 2004 4-cyl engine problems [santafe71]
Dec 20, 2007 (7:12 pm)
did it ever shut off on you?
#5 of 46 Re: 2004 4-cyl engine problems [somedai1]
Dec 22, 2007 (10:13 am)
No. I was in traffic, going from 60 down to 45. Once it went below 45, I would step on the gas and it felt like it wasn't going to go any faster and it was starting to "shake" I stayed below 40 for about a mile(lots of road construction) before I was able to pull off.
I'm just hoping it's nothing too major.
#6 of 46 Re: 2004 4-cyl engine problems [santafe71]
Dec 29, 2007 (9:56 am)
The shop changed the plugs and filter. So far works great!
#7 of 46 Re: 2004 4-cyl engine problems [santafe71]
Dec 30, 2007 (9:53 am)
yeah - 4cyl engines really react badly even if only 1 plug goes bad...
#9 of 46 Should the updated Theta II engine replace the 2.7 V6
Dec 24, 2007 (11:50 am)
It is speculated that the Santa Fe base engine will be the 2.4 liter Theta II which has estimated horsepower of 175-180 plus hp
should the 2.7 liter V6 be replaced by this engine Yes or no?
The 2.4 in my opinion has great advantages like timing chain, plus better fuel economy, easier to maintain.
#10 of 46 Re: Should the updated Theta II engine replace the 2.7 V6 [flc2006]
Dec 25, 2007 (12:04 pm)
I think Hyundai should.
Here is what I would like to see:
Fact: the next coupe will have 2.0L turbo four (rumored around 223hp) and 3.8L V6 (300hp+) (2.7L V6 removed)
Speculation: the Tuscon redesign should come with 4 cylinder only (2.7L V6 removed)
Speculation: I know Santa Fe's 2.7L V6 is there mainly to keep the price low but I think Hyundai should offer only the 3.3L V6 on the SF.