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2003 Santa Fe starts and then the motor dies (3-4 seconds). Car was not driven for about 8 cold and wet days. Checked oil - is very low, added a quart that I had, no immediate improvement. Battery seems strong in that all the accessories light up and the motor turns - just doesn't keep going. Could the engine be so dry with low oil (I admit, it has been a while since I changed it) that it won't stay on? Will the quart I just added settle through and allow me to drive for service in the morning. Seems unlikely, but...

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    Fernand Luc Bergeron Jan 03, 2011

    last tune-up was ? have you changed your fuel filter recently ?

  • evaneb Jan 03, 2011

    Has only 44k, never had a tune up. I probably get an oil change every 6-9 months - I know, not really smart.

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I don't think so. It is unlikely that the oil being low caused this condition. That will damage the engine and cause it to lock up but only after it overheats from no lubrication. Something else is killing your motor. A starter kill switch or faulty fuel pump, something along those lines. My best guess based on what is posted is something electrical. Check the ignition and run relays in the power distribution box under the hood for being wet or shorted. After so many wet days you'll want to check your spark plug wires and connections to the coil pack for moisture and if there is any dry them out.

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