Question about 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe
All fluids are new and battery is new. One day I was sitting in the car waiting on someone and the car was in park idling. Next thing I know its slowly started to accelerate as if I was pushing on the gas pedal. It started to go back down then would start to rev up again but even faster. The little meter on the car with the H and C on it...the meter is usually in the middle or slightly under the middle but when the park started accelerating on its own it spiked up to the H. I turned all the heaters on high to see if that would make it go down but it didnt so I just turned the car off. Waited about 5 mins and tried starting the car and it wouldnt turn over. I had to turn the key and pump the gas pedal repeatedly for a good 2mins to get it to start up. Then I put it in drive and can drive for a few feet and then the car just stalls and dies. Does anyone have any idea what it could be? Ive asked a few shops and they all give me diff answers or have no idea. I dont really want to have to invest tons of money on all kinds of possible solutions that they think could fix it. So is it best to just pitch the car? Does it sound like a simple problem? Thanks for any input.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
not sure it should happen that fast but it may.... buy yourself a couple bottles of gas line antifreeze and put them in the gas tank... sounds like you have a lil water problem ... this stuff is basically alcohol (not the kind you drink) and it will suck up the water.
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Posted on Jan 30, 2009
Hello, this may be a bad fuel filter becuase if you ran your fuel real low you may have sucked some corrosion or rust into your system. You may need to purge your system of air through a fuel pressure valve which is near your throttle body. Be careful however when pressing this valve with a screwdriver becuase fuel pressure can puncture your skin. I would replace your fuel filter, and fresh gas, bleed your fuel system, and possibly replace your spark plugs and this should help you. If this does not work you probaly have a bad filter on your fuel pump in your tank there is a like a little sock on the end of that fuel pump which can give inadequate amounts of fuel to your system becuase of it being clogged. Thank You.
Posted on May 20, 2009
sounds stupid but the last time something like this happened it was a loose ht lead....but im sure you checked that already.
idle should be 850/900
liquid is only condensate in rear box
have you looked for an air leak in the pipe from the inlet to the brake servo?
Posted on Apr 27, 2010
Testimonial: "Thanks for the info. Right now more and more it's looking to be the MAF that's busted."
SOURCE: Right after starting the car,
SOUND LIKE TRANSMISSION LOW ON TRANSMISSION FLUID.CHECK TRANSMISSION FLUID IF LOW ADD.IF FLUID LEVEL OKAY BUT LOOK DARK BROWN OR SMELL BURNT.CHANGE TRANSMISSION FLUID AND FILTER.
Posted on Aug 03, 2010
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