Last post on Jul 22, 2009 at 5:20 AM
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#6 of 15 Re: 05 Santa Fe Whine (Transmission?) [tripacer]
May 12, 2009 (9:13 am)
If they pulled the water pump, then i would check for serpentine belt tension (slipping), water or oil leaks on belt, or mis-aligned /bent pulley wheels, as well as tranny. With having so much work done all at once, it could be anything they touched.
#7 of 15 Re: 05 Santa Fe Whine (Transmission?) [jcwsbltd]
May 22, 2009 (8:08 pm)
Found out today what was causeing the Whine we heard
its NOT the transmission or Power steering
it is the Airconditioning
wife discovered it when she turned on the AC it made the noise but did not get any cooling
Clutch is quick cycleing so added a little freon (R134a) and then the clutch stays on added about 10 oz air works now but have low pressures 15 on the low side and 50 on the high side
now im no expert on this so i quit there
talked to some people that new what there doing and was told that even low on Freon i should higher high side pressure
he thinks the expansion valve is stuck causing this
Chyrsler uses this same style and he said he replaces a fair amount
so have one ordered Hundia wants $142 NAPA was a Lot les about half that
#8 of 15 2004 Santa Fe Stalling Problem
May 29, 2009 (8:11 am)
Purchased 2004 Santa Fe used in January, 2008. Car is 6 cylinder automatic. No problems until November, 2008, when it began stalling after heavy rain. Check Engine light comes on and car cannot be restarted. This usually happens after driving about 10 blocks or about half mile but only during or after heavy rain. This has happened about 4 or 5 times. Last time, I left it at the stop sign without trying to restart and called a tow truck. By the time the car arrived at the repair shop, it started just fine. No one seems to be able to find any problem but it is very frustrating. I'm reluctant to use the car when it rains or after the rain stops. Any suggestions or help?
#9 of 15 Re: 2004 Santa Fe Stalling Problem [pharkay]
May 29, 2009 (8:25 am)
no service engine light? wierd. any modifications to the car? most likely it is moisture getting into electrical connections... have mechanic check electrical plugs, connectors and grounds for moisture and corrosion. they only need check items that would prevent starting... does it turn over when you try to start it or does nothing happen when you turn the key?
#10 of 15 Re: 2004 Santa Fe Stalling Problem [somedai1]
Jun 05, 2009 (7:21 am)
Thanks for responding. Ignition wires were replaced and new plugs installed. Check engine light comes on and stays on but nothing shows up when car is connected to computer. Car attempts to turn over when key is turned but does not start. Will start after about 20 minutes. Last time this happened (after replacing wires and plugs), I did not try to restart but had to wait about 30 minutes for the tow truck and then the driver got lost so it was about an hour before it reached the service garage. By that time, car started fine and no trouble found. I'm at my wits end.
#11 of 15 Re: 2004 Santa Fe Stalling Problem [pharkay]
Jun 05, 2009 (1:49 pm)
no codes from the computer suggests a computer problem. also - fuel pump could be suspect - however - if it only happens when wet outside - i would still check all electrical connections before going crazy... dealership might be best bet or electrical specialist
#12 of 15 Hyundai Santa Fe Stalling
Jun 09, 2009 (7:20 am)
Thanks, my next stop was going to be the dealership. I was hoping to avoid that because of the expense - usually twice as much as anywhere else.
So far, even with all the rain we've had lately, problem hasn't surfaced again but everytime it rains, the car is pulled into the driveway and allowed to run about 20 minutes. Maybe that's helping but it sure burns a lot of gas.
Guess I'll have to make an appointment with the dealer and will keep the site posted on outcome.
#13 of 15 Re: Hyundai Santa Fe Stalling [pharkay]
Jun 10, 2009 (10:37 am)
Intermittent problems are a b#*!h - you didn't specify how many miles is on the Fe, but it sounds like a short somewhere. It can only be certain things :
An electrical short/computer/sensor problem
Fuel pump/line problem
Have you run completely out of gas before? That could cause a fuel blockage from sucked up gunk from the bottom of the tank, but it wouldn't answer why only in the rain.
#14 of 15 are electrical problems due to rain water leakage into electrical system?
Jul 22, 2009 (12:47 am)
wow. I am freaking out with all this electrical problems with your Santa Fe. Can the electrical problem due to water leakage into ignition or computer during rain fall ?
Have you guys check with the dealer?
#15 of 15 Re: are electrical problems due to rain water leakage into electrical system? [picard12]
Jul 22, 2009 (5:20 am)
Haven't gone to dealer as yet but all ignition wires were replaced (no signs of water damage), check engine light comes on but nothing is retained in on-board computer. Fuel injection system was thoroughly checked and no problems found. Here's another unexplainable part, even though we've have a rainy spring and month of June in NJ, problem hasn't surfaced in warmer weather. I think this car is haunted by a poltergeist.