I have an 02 Santa Fe that we just changed out rear valve cover gasket, along with the radiator & a spark plug wire. Went to drive it, starts running rough & barely makes it up driveway. Suggestions?

10

Asked by Jun 12, 2015 at 11:43 PM about the 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have an 02 Santa Fe that we just changed out rear valve cover gasket, along with the radiator & a spark plug wire. Went to drive it, starts running rough & barely makes it up driveway. Shut it off before it dies.  Try to start again and makes a not so great sound (didn't start).  Try again, starts, idles really rough and acts like it's fixing to die, so we shut it off.  Any ideas?  Thanks!

4 Answers

2,995

sensor on crank/pick up

35,255

If it ran before changing the valve cover gasket, recheck all of your work, especially any electrical connections you may have unplugged or disturbed.

2,915

Just a place to start, it sounds like you crossed some spark plug wires, possibly a loose connection at the plugs or coil.

Best Answer
10

Thanks for all the suggestions and help! It was greatly appreciated! The spark plug wires (1 and 3) were crossed. Runs so much better, and changed out all the wires while we were at it, too. Thanks again!!

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • santa fe won't start, what is most likely wrong? 21 answers

    My car worked fine this morning, then wouldn't start later. Turns over fine but won't catch. Gas was low, but I put more in just in case, still will not start. Any suggestions?

    2002 Hyundai Santa Fe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • poor gas milage 9 answers

    i have an 01 santa fe and am averaging a paltry 14mpg! any ideas why? anyone else have this prob?this almost hummer territory!

    2001 Hyundai Santa Fe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • I am looking for help with a 2009 santa fe in which the paint is coming off(delaminating),any recalls 35 answers

    I have a 2009 Hyundai santa fe white in which I bought used from a major local car dealer and now the roof paint is peeling off(delamination) ,I have informed the dealer in July 2014 after I got the c...

    2009 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS AWD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • my2001 hyundai santa fe wont start and runs horribly after it rains 4 answers

    2001 Hyundai santa fe has a brand new battery 115,000 miles and just didn't feel like starting today after running an errand dash lights up no clicking car just wont start any ideas or suggestions wou...

    2001 Hyundai Santa Fe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Santa Fe

Looking for a Used Santa Fe in your area?

CarGurus has 14,730 nationwide Santa Fe listings starting at $500.

ZIP:

Search Hyundai Santa Fe Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Hyundai Santa Fe Experts

#1 LouB
LouB
Reputation 2,840
#2 me29
me29
Reputation 2,710
#3 cargurus55
cargurus55
Reputation 870
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Kia Sorento
531 Great Deals out of 34,578 listings starting at $1,999
Used Honda CR-V
881 Great Deals out of 63,754 listings starting at $1,100
Used Toyota RAV4
747 Great Deals out of 55,166 listings starting at $2,488
Used Toyota Highlander
577 Great Deals out of 22,628 listings starting at $2,944
Used Honda Pilot
507 Great Deals out of 18,416 listings starting at $950
Used Ford Escape
1,368 Great Deals out of 86,190 listings starting at $1,150
Used Hyundai Sonata
699 Great Deals out of 49,188 listings starting at $700
Used Ford Explorer
1,138 Great Deals out of 71,754 listings starting at $799
Used Nissan Murano
435 Great Deals out of 22,321 listings starting at $2,500
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
934 Great Deals out of 66,508 listings starting at $300

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS For Sale
1 listings starting at $38,595
2015 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 62 listings starting at $16,270
2014 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 95 listings starting at $14,500
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 143 listings starting at $14,395