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I was told that to gain access to the fuel lines gong to the fuel tank, I can remove a panel from the hatch instead of dropping the tank? Is this accurate?

Hyaundi Santa Fee 2003 developed a fuel leak. Question is can I use a high pressure plastic line to connect the line after cutting out the bad part? I tryed using what Auto Zone called high pressure rubber hose with clamps and it never worked

How difficult is it to replace a fuel line in this SUV

I just noticed a puddle of oil/diesel under the car, wasn't there this morning. I've just driven a long way and just arrived home. i've opened the hood & when I start the jeep a spray of this comes out of a top section of the engine can anyone help? Not very mechanical - minded. thanks

I've been trying to repair the a/c which suddenly stopped working on the auto select. Will work but only runs with the blower on high and at whatever temp is set. It's too cold with the a/c running on high blower all the time. If you decrease the blower speed it shuts the a/c off. Can't afford to go to the dealer. I have replaced the control panel without any change in symptoms. Any help? Thanks

I have had it diagnosed at least 3 times, including once by Hyundai Dealership. Codes for Camshaft and Crankshaft Position Sensors. Replaced Fuel Pump, both Coils, Spark Plugs and Wires, Crankshaft Position Sensor two times, Timing Belt, Balancer Belt, Camshaft Position Sensor, and Throttle Position Sensor. Hyundai says 99 percent sure the problem is ECM. Had someone else replace ECM, Still not fixed. It started out by dying while driving down the road. It would start for 2 seconds then die. After it cooled off it would start and go for maybe 5 to 10 minutes. Then same thing over again. Now it will start and run while missing out until it warms up. Then it smoothes out but sometimes acts like it might quit when at the stop light. The mechanic that worked on it last says he can fix any car, but not this one. I have it home now, trying to find help here. The check engine light is on now again for a Camshaft Position Sensor which has already been replaced 4 times since April of this year. Any and or all help is greatly appreciated.

2 litre diesel santé fe

AC stops blowing after several minutes, tests run etc confirming thermistor evap issue (car has 150K on original equipment); mechanic is also telling me the compressor is a "ticking time bomb and a matter of time" before it goes. I can get OEM core, drier, compressor & thermistor under $400; if I supply parts labor quoted for all with evac & recharge at $800, is this a fair price? Should I push back for lower?

Having problems getting the race n bearings from the hub assembly

All of these problems are intermittent. At last 2 gas-ups it was hard to start. Occasionally sputters or dies at stop light. And a couple of times it kept running after turning off ignition.

I am having issues passing inspection in NJ for emissions. Catalytic converter, evap system and oxygen sensors are all not ready after several round trips to work. (about 20 minutes highway and 10 minutes on back roads.)

The Oxygen sensor heaters are ready.

Any advice on how to get it to pass. I would think I should have conpleted the drive cycle many times by now.

When im driving on a hwy if I get slowed down for any reason to get back up speed to around go wat up to 4rpm and then back down to 2rpm what could my problem be?

While I was driving the car stopped , then it does not work agene :
the engine oil is good
the water is full
when I opened to see the timing belt, it was good and the water pump seemed to be catching and the engine could not turn on .
please tell me what is the problem

Have been told rear valve cover gasket is leaking small amount of oil & running down on exhaust. Have been quoted a wide range of labor involve to replace gaskets.
How much labor is involved?