Question about 2005 Hyundai Tucson
I recently purchase a used 2005 Hyundai Tucson. The very first week I took for a clean air check and it did not pass as they vehicle did not communicate with the computer. Took it to the dealer and they told me that the battery only had surface charge and needed to be replaced. After that started a series of engine stalling. First, the engine will stall at stop lights but would fire up on a re-start. Last weekend I was traveling on a highway and all of a sudden the check engine blinked and the engine died. Tried to restart it for around 2 hrs. Had to tow it home. As soon as got it off the tow truck, the engine fired up. Took it to the dealer and they kept it for four days. First they told me that it was because of some loose connectors and they have cleaned them up and everything should be alright. Next morning I received another call from the dealer that they tried to test drive it and the check engine came on again and hence they recommended replacing spark plug assembly, including cables and a surge gasket. They told me this should fix the problem. This weekend to Chicago and the engine died again three times in the middle of heavy traffic. I do not want to take it back to my dealer as I think they do not have a clue as to whats going on? Its getting scary to drive around in this piece of **** with my pregnant wife and a 2 and half years old daughter.
Any suggestions/recommendations from anybody as to what might be the possible fix? I noticed the engine getting a little heated up though the temperature gauge is well below the half bar.
Please please please help me. Thanks in advance.
Check your intake manifold gasket and your MAF sensor. Problem will be solved. I had the same problem. Use only Felpro gasket on Hyundai Tucson cars. no other gaskets or you will have problems.
Posted on Nov 26, 2014
Check the obvious, if the battery has corrosion on the terminals clean it off with some coke. It could also be your alternator. If you hear a clicking noise when you try the key to restart after a stall it might be your starter motor. Or just tell them to pull the code at the dealership and it should greatly narrow the problem. Thats standard at the Firestone I go to.
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