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#21 of 42 Re: Hundai Santa Fe Speedometer problem fixed! [dreber1]
Mar 09, 2011 (11:31 am)
I have a 2003 Santa Fe and the speedometer quit, Just lays on 0. I took it to the Hyundai dealership and they told me the speedometer cluster was bad and I replaced it at some cost. Well the speedometer still doesn't work. What else is left,, the Vehicle speed sensor? I can't find a shop that sells the VSS. I can buy the input sensor and the output sensor. But from what everyone tells me the problem is the VSS. Where do I buy a VSS and is hard to change?
#22 of 42 Re: Hundai Santa Fe Speedometer problem fixed! [topcat1701d]
Mar 09, 2011 (12:13 pm)
It is neither the output speed or input speed sensor. There is a Speedometer sensor on the lower part of the transmission Yes it is the VSS it is hard to see from the top, but you can get to it from under the car. That is what runs your speedometer. I replaced my about 3 months ago. There is a Korean Auto parts store on the web where you can get it.
#23 of 42 Re: Hundai Santa Fe Speedometer problem fixed! [verno1]
Mar 09, 2011 (7:27 pm)
Thanks for the input. I found a parts dealer,FourGreens, that has the VSS. They sell through E BAY. I haven't got it yet but I believe this will fix my problem. From all the other posts this seems to be a common problem with the Santa Fe. Thanks again, Tom
#24 of 42 Re: Hundai Santa Fe Speedometer problem fixed! [topcat1701d]
Mar 09, 2011 (7:54 pm)
I assure you that will fix your problem. I see you located where it was on the transmission right? Actually it is very easy to install from under the car. One bolt and it comes out. Push the new one back in the hole, put the bolt back on and install the connector and you will be good to go. "Note" Do not over tighten the bolt it is fairly small and you could bust it off. Just snug it up.
#25 of 42 Re: Hundai Santa Fe Speedometer problem fixed! [verno1]
Mar 13, 2011 (10:32 am)
I have searched the transmission over and over and the only senser I can find is located on top of the transmission just under the air filter box. I removed the air filter box and the senser is looking me right in the face. If there is another senser, I can't find it. This is a 4WD drive transmission and I am sure there is a difference between it and the 2 WD. If you have other input I would greatly appreciate it Four Greens auto parts had a picture of the speed senser and it looks exactly like the one I pulled out.
#26 of 42 Re: Hundai Santa Fe Speedometer problem fixed! [topcat1701d]
Mar 13, 2011 (11:07 am)
topcat: If it looks exactly like the one you pulled out, then it is probably the right one. Does it look like the one on this web page, the second one from the top? And costs $32.90?
And say it is a Santa Fe Vehicle Speed Sensor Sonata Sedona Kia Amanti? If so it is the VSS that you need.
Didn't know yours was a 4WD, so they could be located in different spots. But if it looks like the picture then it is it. The other sensors look different than that one. ">
#27 of 42 Re: Hundai Santa Fe Speedometer problem fixed! [verno1]
Mar 13, 2011 (11:41 am)
Topcat: Does the one you pulled out have a gear and a shaft coming out of it?? If so it is probably the right one.
#28 of 42 Re: Hundai Santa Fe Speedometer problem fixed! [verno1]
Mar 15, 2011 (8:53 am)
Finally found the right sensor. After seeing it I felt like a fool for not seeing it before. However I ran into trouble getting it out. It was so stuck it was almost like it was welded into the shaft hole.. I had to take it out in pieces. Hope I never have to change another. The teeth were broken so it couldn't have been spinning so the Hyundai dealership couldn't have tested it because they told me it was the speedometer cluster that was bad. Spent 300 dollars that was unnessary. Anyway thanks a lot for your help
#29 of 42 Re: Hundai Santa Fe Speedometer problem fixed! [topcat1701d]
Mar 15, 2011 (2:03 pm)
So I take it you had to replace the gear also? If so, where did you get the gear, at the Hyundai dealership? I bought one, but mine was good so I really didn't need the new one, but replaced it anyway.
#30 of 42 Re: Hundai Santa Fe Speedometer problem fixed! [verno1]
Mar 15, 2011 (2:10 pm)
Another question topcat, did you take it out from the bottom of the car or come down from the top?