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Just got in my 2001 santa Fe tonight. Started ok, then started shuddering and check engine light went on. Didn't seem to want to accelerate. What could be the problem

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This seems to be an engine pressure loss. a leakage in the headgasket or headgasket busy blowing. an engine gets it's power through the pressur it builds up. no pressure, no power. a good mechanic should help you. don't take it to hyundai. they will rip you off. shouldn't be an expensive exercise. otherwise it could be the 4weel drive system busy saying goodbuy. a secondhand unit shouldn't be too hard to find. may be a little expensive though. it can also make the car not to accelerate. good luck.

Posted on May 07, 2010

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    why cant u plug it into a scan tools it could be a sensor as u say check engine light went on, by the if the head gasket was blown you would see pressure coming out of Water Reservoir .open the engine cap cover and look at it, if it was grey greas in it that sing for headgasket blown.

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