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Hi michael here i have just purchased a 2000 hyundai santa fe and it is going into limp home mode. there are no engine light coming on or is there any warnig when it is ging to happen.when it does it it will change into 3rd gear (auto trans) and will stay in that gear can change manually it to second but that is it. if you turn the car off and restart it it will shift back into third and stay there or it might drive perfect. oil levels are good had it to a mechanic and put a computer on it and it came up with unreconizable code. woundering if there were any handy hints out there

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Well it my be yuor tran is sliping or it the siser on the tran i hope you could raed this sorry my spell **** but that what was wroung with my

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What was the code? I have access to some of those un listed codes

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