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Your door lock actuator have issues

Posted on Feb 24, 2012

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  • gregbundy70 Feb 24, 2012

    If it was an actuator would they unlock at all? Also if it was an actuator wouldn't the lock option not work? Does each door have its own actuator?

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    Reynaldo Andico Feb 24, 2012

    Here is how it works battery voltage is supplied to the door lock relay at all times. When the front door lock switch is activated or switched a rod then activates the left front door lock also. The ETACM recieves the signal from the switch and power the rest of the door locks. Each of you door lock actuator uses a ground through a limit switch.In each of the appropraite door lock location.It is the ETACM de- energizes the relay when the door lock switches to the unlock position . Your front driver section affects the whole door locking and unlocking. One of the 2 front door lock actuator is offending. Start at the driver side.

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SOURCE: transmission filter on 2003 hyundia santa fe

In 2002 they discontinued the external trans filter. So your vehicle could have the external filter. If you look next to the trans dipstick tube, on top of the trans case you will see the filter or you will see just a spot where the filter use to go before they eliminated it. Yes, the filter does llok like a regular engine oil filter. If the trans does not have the external filter ontop then there is no service to the filter to be done, the only recommendation is to bring vehicle into a shop to have the fluid flushed. By the way, make SURE you use the correct Hyundai SP-III trans fluid (not dexron/mercon). This fluid is specific to the Hyundai and can not be purchased from auto parts stores, only the dealership. Failure to use SP-III will cause premature wear to the internal bands and clutches.

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It needs a new pruge valve. The purge valve is sticking open allowing fuel vapors into the intake manifold causing a rich hard start condition.

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SOURCE: The rear hatch on my 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe won't stay up.

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I had the same problem a while back. What I did was disconnect the battery for a minute and I havent had that problem since.

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SOURCE: 2001 Santa Fe Key fob Programming

change the batteries then start the car and close it and press the key it should work

Posted on Nov 15, 2009

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