Car sputtering after started check engine light came on

30

Asked by Dec 14, 2013 at 02:28 PM about the 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

6 Answers

I'm going to suspect a bad ground...that will not allow the heated 02 sensors to come up to HOT enough to affect PROPER combustion....of course this is just a guess, but if you took the main black 1/0 cable from the battery to where it is a lug that bolts to the frame....take that one off and wirebrush 'till no discoloration and the place where it bolts to as well to establish a STRONG ground for the chassis and all systems....also a five year old battery will start to give your alternator struggles and will not run the electronics to full potential~...so get a NEW one~...good luck with this car~

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
116,025

Have your check engine light codes checked. Your local auto parts will do this for free. Then post code numbers back on here so we can better help you figure out what the issues are.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
30

I am afraid to drive it anywhere as it may die on me.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

have AAA tow it to your local garage....with membership you get the first two for FREE~

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
116,025

You will need to have the codes to know where to start with repairs. Buy a code reader. Can get one for about $20 now I think. Judge_roy can you post the code reader you normally do? Thanks

30

Thanks judge roy for answer do not have AAA but my car insurance covers towing. Just feel safer especially with 6 inches of snow on ground.

Your Answer

Santa Fe

Looking for a Used Santa Fe in your area?

CarGurus has 18,960 nationwide Santa Fe listings starting at $1,995.

ZIP:

Hyundai Santa Fe Experts

  • #1
    LouB
    Reputation
    3,640
  • #2
    me29
    Reputation
    3,630
  • #3
    cargurus55
    Reputation
    1,140
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda CR-V
800 Great Deals out of 66,751 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Highlander
568 Great Deals out of 37,540 listings starting at $2,450
Used Toyota RAV4
831 Great Deals out of 56,026 listings starting at $1,600
Used Hyundai Sonata
855 Great Deals out of 58,924 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Escape
1,183 Great Deals out of 108,004 listings starting at $850
Used Ford Explorer
1,181 Great Deals out of 77,003 listings starting at $2,100
Used Nissan Pathfinder
489 Great Deals out of 27,900 listings starting at $2,250
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,057 Great Deals out of 84,333 listings starting at $1,200

Used Cars For Sale

2015 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS AWD For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 90 listings starting at $17,788
2014 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS AWD For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 140 listings starting at $14,499

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.