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i bought the car used with 172k seems the car has a few issues:

1) the car seems to stall or trys to stall when in drive so i have to place it in neutral to prevent that from happening then in drive when pulling off.

2) it seems to idle high like if the car shuts off on me and i try to crank it back up i have to keep giving it gas as it's trying to turn over or fire up. once it does start up my rpm is in the 3000 like as if my foot is on the gas to rev up the engine.

3) if i'm out all day driving or at a stand still my temp gauge is going up like near or a cpl times in the red but as soon as i start driving w/o stopping it will come back down to 1/2 mark.

lastly i've noticed when my foot is on the brakes in drive the car will all of a sudden jurk fwd an times my foot can be off the gas pedal and the car will drive fwd on it's own.

thanks for all help in answering my questions to anyone

replacing head gasket and need to know if there is a required torque and bolt tighting procedure?

I have been quoted the following for a Tune Up & Timing Belt replacement.
Timing Belt $149.50
Poly Rib Belt $53.99
New Water Pump $146.75
Labour $325.50
Coolannt Sytem Fluid Service with Khameleon (I was told this has to be done when timing belt is replaced)
Coolant Flush w/Dealer And Condistioner $14.99
Coolant Flush Labour $55.00
2 Safety Kleen Khameleon Anti Freeze @12.50 each $25.00

Ignition Parts
6 Spark Plugs @ $9.79each $58.44 (not sure if these are the 60,000 mile NGK recomemended)
Fuel System Cleaning (advised that this was needed.
Fuel System Cleaner $39.99
Fuel System Service labour $50.00

Total cost incl taxes $1.258,18

Is this a fair price to be charged?
Remove and Replace Spark Plus $279.00

looking to replace rotors on my santa fe

Is it safe to drive without damaging anything else?

When the car is driven @ a steady speed, mostly @ highway speeds (even w/ cruise control on) it will jolt, feels like very abrupt hiccup or cough (lack of a better way to discribe it). It is so abrupt and forceful that it scares you. When it does this there is no change in the speed of the vehicle. The car has over 200K on it and it has done this almost from day one, now it is doing it more frequently. It is so inconsistant and unpredictable. Could this be the catalytic convert?

Dealer says since they sprayed the frame during the recall, they are not responsible for subframe corrrosion, CV joint fell out, tie-bars broke, new tire destroyed etc. Any suggestions? If we replace the subframe and do the other repairs, will that be considered a safe repair? What should it cost? thanks

the system is completly discharged now so i will be adding oil and refrigerant should we pull a vacum on the system first?

my 03 hyundai santa fe shows no codes smog guy & hyundai says it's because I replaced the battery Both say I need to drive 50 miles. I Have driven over 250 miles still missing codes in cars computer. car has only 50k miles on it & runs perfectly check Eng light has not come on. I paid Lic fee but can't have tags until it passes smog. HELP I love the car

I can buy a complete new kit for $313.40 on eBay with free shipping and a one-year warranty. I should then be able to get everything done(parts plus labor)for about $400, right?
I would think a reputable mechanic wouldn't mind installing the kit I take to him with my car.

where is the tranny computer on a 2003 hyundai santa fe or is it part of the engine computer

my front wheel drive 5 speed is hard to shift when you go to first your in #3 2in#4 reverse is also tricky there is no grinding only missing the rigt gear truck is new to me was told used motor installed 40ooo kmhs ago need your input alan in nova scotia

It has been a month since i got this car and I can honestly say it has given more headaches in the last month than i have ever had to endure in my life.
Brief history: I bought the car from a private seller who managed to "mask" away any problems this car had i a test drove it on 2 occasions. I have had to have a transmission flush, changed a leaking oil cooler, change tires, so far i have spent close to $1000 on the car. I decided to take it to Hyundai dealership to get services as i felt that was going to be safest option.
Now to the problems, from almost day 1 the car has tapping sound that emanates from near the timing belt section, i have looked but cannot figure out what it is, could it be the tappets? I have had an oil change. The tapping noise does not go away as i accelerate.
I took the car to a car wash a week ago and after a few hours i noticed my turn signals were not working, i checked the fuses and replaced a blown fuse (10amp). I have checked if there is any moisture in the lights but there is none. I have had to change blown fuses 4 times this week, until i decided to use a 15am fuse, i understand that this is not recommended but i am tired of having to change fuses. I sometimes get an electric shock when i get out of the car!
I usually don’t drive on the highway as i work close to home, but when i get on the highway the car sputters when going from40mph to 60mph. On 2 occasions the check engine light has gone on an the car will continue to struggle to pick up speed around 55miles per hour, if i drive for 5 miles the check engine light goes off and all seems fine, I have never been close enough to a service center to check what codes come up as the check engine light goes off before i can do that.
I am at my wits end with this car and any suggestions of car mechanics in the apex North Carolina area that can be recommended will be appreciated greatly. I cannot afford to put any more money into this car.
Apologies for the long question- i look forward to hearing from the experts.

I have a left lower ball joint that is bad. how do i fix it?

how much will it cost to fix my power windows and locks on my 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe, 4 cyl?

It's not the fuse.