have a santa fe 2003 when driving at 20 miles an hr is seems to slow down at times and other times it seems to surge up. please what could be wrong? highway it moves smoothly

Asked by Sep 20, 2016 at 02:35 AM about the 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

3,445

Have you ever done or had a good top end cleaning done on the car which would clean the Air intake, Throttle body, intake mainifold

140

What is your tachometer reading during these failures? If the tach reads low went the car is going slow and revs up when the card surges....follow the advice giving in the above answer. However if you have an automatic transmission and it is experiencing a shifting problem..the tach will read high when you feel the car going slow and read low as it surges. 20MPH in most AT's is a shifting point from 2 to 3 gear...and with this failure the car will go smoothly on the highway because at 35 to 40 MPH the transmission with go to high gear and and not shift again until you slows the car.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Hyundai Santa Fe Questions

Hyundai Santa Fe Experts

#1 LouB
LouB
Reputation 3,420
#2 me29
me29
Reputation 3,340
#3 cargurus55
cargurus55
Reputation 1,010
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Kia Sorento
166 Great Deals out of 2,271 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda CR-V
48 Great Deals out of 2,376 listings starting at $1,895
Used Toyota Highlander
21 Great Deals out of 617 listings starting at $3,950
Used Toyota RAV4
64 Great Deals out of 2,951 listings starting at $2,688
Used Honda Pilot
11 Great Deals out of 758 listings starting at $2,000
Used Hyundai Sonata
49 Great Deals out of 1,367 listings starting at $3,550
Used Ford Explorer
53 Great Deals out of 1,353 listings starting at $3,500
Used Ford Escape
245 Great Deals out of 5,393 listings starting at $1,495
Used Nissan Murano
57 Great Deals out of 999 listings starting at $2,595
Used Nissan Pathfinder
19 Great Deals out of 779 listings starting at $3,400
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
100 Great Deals out of 3,342 listings starting at $710

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 49 listings starting at $28,488
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe For Sale
5 listings starting at $23,499
2015 Hyundai Santa Fe For Sale
9 listings starting at $20,950
2014 Hyundai Santa Fe For Sale
11 listings starting at $18,495

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.