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Canister purge valve constantly opening

The Purge is controlled by the PCM with a pulse width modulated switch signal. It is normal for it to cycle rapidly. This allows small amounts of the fuel vapor to be metered into the cylinders. This ...
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Is car lift required to change '03 Hyundai Santa Fe timing belt?

It depends on the car, but it's plausible that the best way to change the belt is to drop the engine. Even if dropping the engine isn't required, changing a timing belt on a modern car is often a very ...
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Is car lift required to change '03 Hyundai Santa Fe timing belt?

I found this - NOTE: Santa Fe – Due to limited space within the engine compartment it may be necessary to remove the engine from the vehicle or the gearbox mounting and left-hand side driveshaft to ...
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Brand New Hyundai Santa Fe 2016 2.4 L uses 15 L/100KM

15L/100 km is around 15.6 mpg, which is lower than the 19-25 mpg rating provided by fueleconomy.gov for this Santa Fe. Given that the car is brand new, it should still be under manufacturer warranty. ...
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Car making a loud "clunk" noise after it's been off and sitting?

When you park, the exhaust system is very hot, but it quickly begins to cool. As it does, the formerly hot components shrink relative to the car's body. I'd guess the exhaust pipe is slipping on ...
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Steering wheel locks up after screeching noise and air bubbles in power steering reservoir

The screeching and fluid on the ground you have described is typical of a large system leak on your power steering. You will need to have a mechanic/repair shop look at your system. Do not drive the ...
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2006 Hyundai Santa Fe stalls in the rain

The number 1 reason for stalling problems when the weather is damp is tune up issues. Generally worn spark plug wires being the main cause. Get a spray bottle and fill it with tap water and just a ...
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Why is it difficult to start Hyundais?

I'd suggest your question is subjective. I've owned several Hyundai vehicles and have never had that issue. And yes, I've needed to get them jumped before. My current vehicle, an '08 Azera Limited, ...
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Location of the fuel level sensor?

thanks for your input. Since my question, according to a video on youtube , the santafe 2007-2009 requires the rear 60/40 seat to be removed. the driverside has the fuel pump & sensor & the ...
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my 2003 Santa Fe won't turn over but has full power

The starter solenoid contacts are probably badly worn which causes the intermittent starting. You should be able to hear the solenoid clicking each time you turn the key. Occasionally a good contact ...
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Hyundai Santa Fe 2004 3.5L Random Misfire hesitates when accelerating

The tach jumping around is likely a failing ignition failure (or misfire) sensor (IFS or IMS). It is located on top of the thermostat housing on the drivers side of the engine. The part is ~80 USD. It ...
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What exactly does the brake switch wire output and is there an easier way to get to it?

It depends on how your 7-pin is hooked up, but it looks like there's two common situations: If you just need to actuate the brake lights, it's probably far easier to tap into that wire at or near the ...
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Garage door opener with Santa Fe XL

Chamberlain provides Homelink programming instructions for specific makes and models. Just go to https://bridge.chamberlain.com/ According to the site, you don't need any special bridge and Homelink ...
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Change vs Replace Engine Oil (HELP)

What's the difference? Absolutely nothing. More than likely if you are seeing this in two (or more) places in the manual, different people wrote it. Really, it's just semantics.
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Is car lift required to change '03 Hyundai Santa Fe timing belt?

I would get a second opinion. It could be a variety of things that cause the engine to stop. Many do not require the drastic step of dropping the engine. These would include checking battery ...
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Speedometer Not Working

This sounds like a loose connector to the dash - check and make sure they are secure.
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Hyundai Santa Fe 2012 - low beam of the headlights stopped working

Go to a car spares store. They'll spec the correct bulbs for your vehicle, and they'll also install them for you if it's a quiet day (and they'll know not to touch the bulbs, which would otherwise ...
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Hyundai Santa Fe 2012 - low beam of the headlights stopped working

Well, check the fuse box and test the fuses - fuses can fracture so that current won't flow but they still "look" good... Also check the bulbs from both headlights, a multimeter is good for this but ...
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Sante Fe: what kind of cylinder does the clutch have

I like to search parts on RockAuto—eBay's search algorithm is only as good as the person entering the part's description into eBay. Searching for a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.7L V6 (there's also a 3.3 ...
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Sante Fe: what kind of cylinder does the clutch have

A quick search on ebay shows both external and internal (to the bell-housing) type slave cylinders. You will need to look at the vehicle and determine which you have. I used this search string for ...
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Santa Fe Factory installed remote starter causing my new car to not start

Disconnected it it’s fixed thank you
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was anyone successful in getting rid of the gas smell in their 2009 santa fe?

Your mechanic needs to do an "Evaporative Emission System" test. This consists of visual inspection, plus putting pressurized smoke into the fuel system to attempt to find leaks. Hyundai has a poor ...
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Hyundai Santa Fe limited 2016

It's probably "safe" since the tire width (235) has not been changed. But your speedometer and odometer will be off by quite a bit. The 10% change in aspect ratio (55 minus 45) will amount in almost ...
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2002 santa fe problems please help

I would suggest that you need to check all the electrical connections and cables / wires as something seems to be loose or broken. It may be relatively easy like a battery cable or difficult to find ...
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Putting fuel in my vehicle. Having trouble starting

Sounds a lot like what happened to my Corolla. It turned out to be a evaporative system issue. It ranges from a defective fuel cap to issues where system pressure is leaking and it is a real pain to ...
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Hundai P0430 DTC

Typically, modern cars have two O2 sensors (upstream and downstream) per bank. Your code indicates that you have at least two banks. I don't really believe your engine would have more than two banks, ...
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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe Won't Start

Crank and/or cam sensor will cause a crank no start scenario. Did you test for spark at the plug to verify it's actually firing? It sounds like it's not if it won't try to run with fuel put directly ...
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2009 Hyundai Sante Fe - gas smell in cabin after replacing fuel sending unit. has been repaired 4x's now

I had a 2002 Santa Fe and we were smelling gas whenever we filled up. Tried a new gas cap, checked the lines, nothing. Eventually we checked the filler neck. On the 2002 there was a cover to 'protect'...
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08 Hyundai Santa Fe Evap Leak (Large)

The EVAP system prevents excess vacuum and vapor buildup in a sealed fuel tank system. A big difference is the ability of the enhanced system to monitor it's operation. The vehicle will run a vacuum ...
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Steering wheel locks up after screeching noise and air bubbles in power steering reservoir

I agree with Allen Osborne, I had this happen to my Suburban, the line on the back of the pump loosened up and started pouring fluid out. Get a mechanic to check it out.
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