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My Hyundai Santa Fe justs stops - 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe

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  • bhmom18 Dec 21, 2008

    No noise, no smells. While driving it will just quit. Had the crankshaft sensor changed which is what the computer said to change. After about 20 minutes it will start again..then may or may not run for a while.

  • bhmom18 Dec 22, 2008

    The problem started before the sensor was installed. It was towed to my mechanic who said the code on the computer said it needed the sensor. Unfortunately my mechanic put a new senor on even though the old one tested okay. The problem continues.


  • bhmom18 Dec 22, 2008

    Yes, probably a computer problem but how does heat fit in?

  • jesscomp57 Dec 26, 2008

    My Santa Fe while driving seems like it feeds for fuel and jerks and when you slow down or stop at a big intersection with stop lights it will die. It will start and may or may not go very far. I been having my problem for three weeks after i replaced my starter. I had it put on a machine and it said to replace my cam shaft position sensor and that still wasn't the problem i am back to square one. I had everything possible checked and couldn't find the problem. I had someone put that sensor in and that didn't work. I had my fuel pump, filters, my fuel housing, battery, exhaust, catalytic converter, gas lines, spark plugs and gas tank and none of that was a problem.

  • jonathanjill Jan 21, 2009

    my santa fe just cuts out then after a few minutes it will start again. then the check engine light stays on, after a couple of journeys the light goes out, until the car cuts out again. what could be the cause?

  • TruLatina Feb 20, 2009

    I had the same problem as "jesscomp57"...
    After weeks of my truck turning off while driving and then the check engine light going on...I went to AutoZone and they gave me a code and I was told it was the Crankshaft position sensor...

    I would like to fix this myself but I was wondering if anyone had a picture of this make and model of where the sensor is located at?

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    Did you start having this problem when the sensor was installed?

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    When does it just stop? Noises,smells,sounds?

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    If you wait about twenty minutes for it to start again it seems like something has to cool down before it will continue to run

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    swometimes they just dont understand. If its not broke dont fix it :) Although it does sound like a compuer problem well a mix of computer and heat



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I helped jesscomp57 fix her problem she was having. It seems that she had her starter changed and the person who did it messed up the connection to her cam shaft position sensor and didnt know it. The vehicle ran but would spit and spudder ever now and again. After having the car tested the diagnostics showed the replace the cam shaft position sensor which we did. The car would hardly stay started for more that 10 seconds. After tearing most of the car down and not fixing the problem we started at square one and when we took the connector off the sensor I noticed that one of the three prongs inside was not out as far as the other two. Once I corrected the prong and reconnected the car has not stalled. I even put tie straps on to make sure that the connection would not break again.

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Fault on my santa fe was fuel injector

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Also what you might want to do is test the battery ground and check the wiring to look for shorts or see if there is a bad connection. Maybe around the exhaust? When my bronco did this it was a ground from my battery.

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SOURCE: Change serpentine belt 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe

it uses a spring loaded tensioner.use a breaker bar to rotate the tension and it should just come off.if u need a pic or anything else to do it let me know,

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