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runs 5 sec.then shut down!

I have a 2007 Sante Fe and have been having a lot of issues. First time I noticed the problem was when I was stoping at a toll booth and my car just shut down. I had to put it in park but then was able to restart it. It also happened one night while sitting at a red light. I flashed my lights and the car shut down. We have replaced the altenator, and gotten a new battery. When I go to start it now it just makes a clicking sound and has to be recharged. Once recharged I can drive it but then the battery seems to drain again regardless of how long I drive it around. Do you think that this is part of the same problem?

I bought my Santa Fe 6/25/12. The hands free was one of the selling points for me. Worked beautifully, except for voice command, for 3 weeks. The bluetooth would not stay on. I took it in to Hyundai this morning. I was told the day before they were having problems with them and would probably need a new radio. The tech worked on it and was still working after 4 hrs. I was told they couldn't guarantee it would keep working due to phones not pairing?? Will a new radio fix this problem or is this common for Hyundai hands free bt radios?

Di I need to remove anything to replace it?

Catalyst ssytem efficiency below threshold.

is this because i have 62000 miles on it. If not what should i be looking for to fix it.

Both my wife and I have these vehicles as does one of my daughters. All three of us experience severe tire wear on the inside tread band of our tires. A dealer alignment didn't seem to solve the problem. Just wondering if anyone else experienced this issue and whether it was resolved or not?

Replaced cam sensor vehicle still stalls,stops and will not start back for about 30 minutes.Can not drive a long distance more than 10 miles.

My Hyundai has always had a severe shift but not often. Now it won't shift out of 3rd and the severe shift happens when starting at low speed. The diagnosis is to replace A transmission shift solenoid at nearly $800.

how to replace 2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE A/C Refrigerant Discharge Hose?

Do I need to do something in special or can I just take out the hose and put a new one??? or do i need to vacuum the system first????

car fail emission

I have a 2002 that I brought down with me from Iowa when I moved to Florida. My service tech has always told me that it's pretty rusty. About a week ago, I took my Santa Fe in to get looked at because I was noticing a big rattle noise on the rear right side when going over bumps. The technician noticed that my right rear strut had rusted out and was bottoming out on the top mount. They are suggesting I don't fix it and just get rid of it because they are unsure due to the rust if "fixing it" would even work. Problem is, I'm expecting a baby in September and was going to be a stay at home mom after he's born. Therefore, unable to afford a car payment. I wanted to know if anyone else has had this issue and if so, did you fix it or junk it? I don't want to put any more money into this car but at the same time.....if it can be repaired it may be worth it. Need help deciding what to do?????

I have had no other problems with heat or air conditioning or anything else electrical.

2005 Hyundai Sante Fe, one owner. Does anyone know of known problems..

my daughters car, i added stop leak and freon, i guess i over did it and pop off, made a heck of a noise for about 2 seconds, tried to recharge, looked good except the compressor won't come on, its like i blew a control fuse for the compressor, checked under hood fuses, o.k. checked driver side fuse panel, all seems well. any ideals. i am broke,unemployed, and she is hot, and in college. help j.g.

engine wash

On a few occasions when I puilled into a parking spot I would attempt to place car in park-I was unable to pass neutral--I would then place car in drive roll forward and then the car is placed in park. Your opinion please

My transmission went out and I bought a used transmission and they do not match 100%. The front axle doesnt look the same on the new one. The old one front axle part is smaller than the new transmission. What years will fit the 2003 Santa fe? Or does it have to be from another 03 santa fe to fit right? Do I have to change out any parts? etc. HELP

I've been offered a high milage (224000mi)Santa Fe for near nothing ($500.00) It's been well taken care of and feels good, looks good and all seems to work well. Rebuilt transmission at about 150000 and new brakes at about 165000.
I expect that the engine will wear out soon so I'm curious as to the cost.

after fill up with gas engine stumbles have to raise rpms to keep running then will clear up also noticed when sits all day and hot out side it happens

I have changed out the timing belt and the engine threw this code after i had finished the job. Thank you

Checked all fuses, they look good

I don't feel this on the down side or flat roads.

We have replaced the fuel pump in the 2001 Sante Fe without disconnecting the battery. Now there is no power getting to it after being replaced. Power everywhere else just not the pump.

I don't want to be ripped off as I am a 62 year old single female and live on a fixed income....

I can't find any information in the owner's manual

I was wondering if theres an O-ring that might be bad in that connection that I could replace or do I have to replace the whole hose.

to unscrew the sprocket bolt on the camshaft is it cc or ccw

I think it is ccw can you confirm


It started last week. It was first noted on the passenger side of the dash/window/door. Then the next week the whistling is now across the dash (windshield vent?) This only happens on an open highway on I90 North. I have been highway driving since I purchased this vehicle without a problem until last week. This problem started in one spot and has gotten worse over the period of one week. Any other people reported this complaint?

need info for lining up timing belt