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The transmission is stuck in 1st gear,have the shift solenoids checked.

2004 Hyundai... | Answered on Mar 07, 2019

i have a 2004 hyundai santa fe and i've had the same problems. it's so random when it happens but it seems to be when its a bit warmer outside.. above 70 degrees. it's when i press the gas from a stopped position the car just almost dies. i've pulled out in traffic and thought i was going to get killed. then the car accelerates and the tires squeal and the engine revs super high. the car jerks and its very scary. i bought the car new in 2004 and it started doing it after a few years and it still does it. it's not the gas pedal. it seems like a glitch in the computer or something. it's very dangerous!

2004 Hyundai... | Answered on Feb 15, 2019

If this is what I think it is, on the 3.5 Lit V6, you have an APS (Accelerator Position Sensor) and a TPS (Throttle Position Sensor). The accelerator pedal cable is NOT directly connected to the throttle body plate, it's connected to the APS. The APS sends its signal to the ETSCM (Electronic Throttle System Control Module) which in turn activates the ETS Motor located on the throttle body which opens/closes the throttle plate/butterfly. It's a very sofisticated electronic system. Both the APS and the TPS are known to go bad and simply replacing them is no guarantee of fixing problems in this system (often times it does, and frequently it doesn't). You should first verify there is a problem with these sensors (APS and or TPS). They are basic potentiometers (two circuits in each) which provide data to the computer regarding throttle opening for LOAD calculations (ignition timing, fuel injector pulse width, cruise control operation, etc). Best you have this system diagnosed by a professional technician who knows the system.

2004 Hyundai... | Answered on Feb 15, 2019

On the 3 different engines (4 cyl & both V6s) on LH side (radiator side) below the exhaust manifold. All have two14mm bolts mounting them to the engine.




2004 Hyundai... | Answered on Feb 15, 2019

Just helped a friend fix this exact same issue on his 2004 hyundai santa fe. Replaced the purge control valve - a $39 part, even from the dealer. Had to get our hands dirty, but it took literally one single hour to replace the part. Filled it up immediately afterward and no more starting problems. Part is located directly behind the manifold - top, rear of the engine compartment - just between the engine

2004 Hyundai... | Answered on Feb 15, 2019

First, I'm not a Hundai mechanic.
* Check your warranty. Call Hundai for service.
*** The following is for information only***
* Replacing resistor; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQblTKSiCBs
* Replacing fann; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZV3mrjN-K4
* 2006 Fan switch; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_M8mNIo8eqc
* 2002 Sonada blower; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5jToqncycw
* Resister from Auto Parts store and repair (A.D.D. challenged video);https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqIU5tMFTHE
Aloha, ukeboy57

2004 Hyundai... | Answered on Jul 10, 2018

Trans fluid and filter change and valve body service needed

2004 Hyundai... | Answered on May 18, 2018

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2004 Hyundai... | Answered on Mar 20, 2018

If you're comfy with manuals then i know
few websites that can help you with it. Bcause I've bought it from various websites so I know how each site deals. try www.reliable-store.com Very helpful

2004 Hyundai... | Answered on Mar 11, 2018

You can get all
wiring diagrams, torque specs, electrical diagrams, controls etc. at www.reliable-store.com

2004 Hyundai... | Answered on Mar 11, 2018

I suggest you get one
of those manuals people get nowadays to do it yourself.. My nephew use it to repair my car and it's totally repaired now. Here's the website he bought it from.

2004 Hyundai... | Answered on Mar 07, 2018

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