Question about 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe
You must use the fluid type stipulated by the vehicle manufacturer as there are different specs for different vehicles.
The specification for power steering fluid should be listed in your owners manual. You can then purchase a quality brand at that spec.
If you don't have the owners manual ring the dealer service department or parts department and they will give you the correct specification for your particular model.
Posted on May 17, 2009
Put dot steerling fluid the highest # this should solve your problem.
Posted on May 11, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
try resetting adaptive values to see if that helps. remove both battery cable terminals and hold them together for about 30 seconds to discharge all power. reconnect and drive.
Posted on Aug 07, 2009
Some vehicles had filters and some didn't. If you have a filter it will be inside the transmission pan, and in that case there won't be a drain plug. You just take the pan off and try to get as little on you as possible when all the fluid comes out. MUCH easier if you have a lift.
If you don't have a pan then the drain plug is on the bottom. Manual transmissions don't have a pan, but sometimes the automatics didn't either.
Fluid: Hyundai Manual Transmission fluid if it's a 5 speed, and Hyundai ATF or Mitsubishi Triple Diamond ATF only if it's an automatic. Dexron and generic ATF does not fair well in these transmissions.
Call a dealership parts department with the VIN number and see if there is a filter kit available for your vehicle if it has an automatic transmission.
Posted on Nov 23, 2009
hi you have checked p/steering fluid have you checked the pump drive belt ? it may be loose/worne out and in need of replacement? also more important ? when did you last check tyre pressures honestly ??? these are the 1st things to check at least weekly ? considering age of vehicle and probable milage? if the belt/s have not been renewed ? might be worth doing? before failure when you are on freeway ? you can diy belts saving $$$$s garage cost/labour charge and you can purchase from most good motor stores/factors instead of dealers prices ?
Posted on Dec 28, 2009
Just take a picture of it with digital camera or phone. And start removing wires and hoses until they are all out of way of cover. Then remove the bolts all way around cover and pull straight up and it will come right off. If not use a flat head screw driver to prise it off. Clean old gasket off of valvecover and engine. then put it bak together. Tighten bolts slowly, start with ones in center ov it and work your way out. Just finger tight. Then snug, then torque em down. Not too tight as if tostrip the bolt or break it off. Cause it be very expensive. also write down everywhere each wire go's unless you can remember
Posted on May 11, 2010
SOURCE: The power steering fluid in
Have the steering checked to find
out if it is leaking
Only use the correct fluid in your
No manual stop by a dealer and ask the techs
in the shop
Posted on Mar 14, 2011
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