20 Most Recent 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe Questions & Answers

nothing if you do it yourself.....remove power steering pump top......turn steering wheel all the way right slowly...then turn the steering wheel all the way left.... repeat about 5 - 6 times and top off power steering fluid...repeat if necessary..

2003 Hyundai... | Answered on Oct 03, 2019

crankshaft position sensor.

2003 Hyundai... | Answered on Sep 30, 2019

In 2002 they discontinued the external trans filter. So your vehicle could have the external filter. If you look next to the trans dipstick tube, on top of the trans case you will see the filter or you will see just a spot where the filter use to go before they eliminated it. Yes, the filter does llok like a regular engine oil filter. If the trans does not have the external filter ontop then there is no service to the filter to be done, the only recommendation is to bring vehicle into a shop to have the fluid flushed. By the way, make SURE you use the correct Hyundai SP-III trans fluid (not dexron/mercon). This fluid is specific to the Hyundai and can not be purchased from auto parts stores, only the dealership. Failure to use SP-III will cause premature wear to the internal bands and clutches.

2003 Hyundai... | Answered on Jul 08, 2019

I have an 03 Santa Fe as well and just had the exact thing happen to me. One day, it just wouldn't turn over at all and I had to have it towed to the dealer. They replaced the "crank shaft position sensor" and now the car is fine. I am not sure if this is your problem but it might be worthwhile asking someone to check it out.

2003 Hyundai... | Answered on Apr 12, 2019

Some fixya user told me a website reliable-store it is very good.. I used it to repair my shredder it had some spark issue which wasn't easily fixed. you can go there and try

2003 Hyundai... | Answered on Mar 26, 2019

try these two websites www.alldatadiy.com and www.autozone.com and you should be able to get pictures and diagrams showing you how to repair your truck

2003 Hyundai... | Answered on Mar 23, 2019

Take it to a qualified repair shop . P0455 is large evap leak , you'll replace that an the code will come back , Have a qualified shop smoke test it .

2003 Hyundai... | Answered on Dec 08, 2018

I have just had the same problem but solved it.
Firstly, I went to Halfords and purchased a spray tin of Bradex Easy Start.
Then loosen off the air filter cover and give a quick spray inside.
Turn the engine over and bingo, it should start.

What you need to look for is whether the smoke from the exhaust is white. If it is, there is too much unburnt fuek in the engine and the problem lies with the glow plus.

2003 Hyundai... | Answered on Oct 29, 2018

you must remove the heater control assy do not remove cables it will slip out enough to turn bulb housing counter clockwise to obtain axcess to bulb alanwrench

2003 Hyundai... | Answered on Sep 19, 2018

Had same problem. 2002 Santa Fe. It is the fuse that says Tail Light (rt). They are connected, as well as with the visor light. My visor broke a while back, so I took it out, leaving the wires to dangle. Apparently, the wires were touching up top and shorting out. I took out the connector up there and now no problems.

2003 Hyundai... | Answered on Sep 16, 2018

Lift the back door & you will see 2 screws securing the tail light assembly, take them out & gently wiggle the assembly to release the 2 rubber locating pins, & that will give you access to all the globes in the tail light assembly.


2003 Hyundai... | Answered on Aug 03, 2018

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2003 Hyundai... | Answered on Mar 18, 2018

A bad switch would not prevent the remote control receiver or another door lock switch from providing power to the lock unit. Other possibilities include a break in the wiring harness, most likely where it goes from the vehicle body into the door. and corrosion in the connector.

If the door locks and unlocks with the remote unit or with other lock buttons in the vehicle, most of the wiring harness is verified good; only the wiring to the switch that doesn't work is suspect. There are several tests that can be carried out to isolate the problem. One (if you have a way to identify the pins such as matching wires on the switch connector with those on the lock unit connector) is to unplug the switch and check the contacts for continuity while you operate the switch. You can (with the lock fuse removed so you don't risk damaging your meter) measure the resistance of the lock unit to ground from the switch connector - this verifies the wiring harness at the switch. If this checks out, put the fuse back in and measure voltage on the incoming power lead to the switch to verify that wire is good. Note: oxidation (tarnish) in the connector may prevent an adequate connection even though the wiring passes the previous tests. If the connector pins or sockets appear to be tarnished, clean them with a soft white pencil eraser if possible; otherwise use electrical contact cleaner. Do not use electric motor cleaner; that could damage the plastic.

On some vehicles, it is possible to disassemble the switch unit and clean the contacts, but you have to be very careful not to break the plastic hook tabs that hold it together. The springs in the switches can be tricky to work with also, so be careful when you take it apart so pieces don't fly away or fall out before you can see where they belong. If you discover a broken or cracked switch actuator or contact mount (part of the switch case), you may be able to repair it with ABS plastic pipe glue or JB-Weld or similar metal-filled epoxy. You can try using metal-filled epoxy to build up a worn actuator surface - put on a dab and file it to the correct shape when it is cured.

2003 Hyundai... | Answered on Feb 26, 2018

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