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Improved Alternator Available on Hyundai Santa Fe

Problem Description and Possible Solution

If the alternator fails, it should be replaced with an improved design which is better able to replenish electrical power to the battery. The new alternator requires a different diameter drive belt.

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Hyundai Santa Fe Vehicles With This Problem

RepairPal Fair Price Estimate
$481-$564
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Average mileage: 114,653 (60,000–170,000)
Electrical & Lights affected: 2.7L V6
3 model years affected: 2002, 2003, 2008
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while I was driving to Galveston the brake and battery lights came on at the same time and just as I arrived all electronics shut down. Will post solution when I have one.
Alternator not charging battery especially when A/C is ON. After changing the alternator, I discovered the A/C stopped working as a result of empty gas, no more alternator issue then, after few weeks, I repaired the condenser and compressor and refilled the gas, exactly after 5 days I fixed the A/C, the alternator started misbehaving again.
Electrical system fails. Lights dim will not start. Car dies. Radio fades out. Speedometer drops tp zero. Can't run AC at night.