help! engine problems for a newbie!

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by smileyqtmeg, Mar 29, 2005.

  1. smileyqtmeg

    smileyqtmeg Guest

    i just got a 2000 sonata, and the engine has a tendency to shut off
    while i’m idling at a stoplight. the key will still be in the "on"
    position in the ignition, and the car will still be in drive, but the
    engine is off. i have to put it in park, take the key out of the
    ignition, and then re-start the car. it’s happened about four times
    now, and it’s coupled with the "check engine" light coming on
    periodically, and then turning off again after a couple of days.

    this is my first car, and i’ve been confusing this with stalling, so
    i’m a little confused about what i should think. thanks!
     
    smileyqtmeg, Mar 29, 2005
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  2. smileyqtmeg

    hyundaitech Guest

    Check your diagnostic trouble codes in the engine management computer.
    This will probably be your first hint.

    If you have an autozone or similar outfit in your area that reads codes
    for free, you could try that as opposed to paying someone for diagnostic
    time.
     
    hyundaitech, Mar 29, 2005
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    Old_Timer Guest

    Hyundaitech - - - Isn't this the symptoms that were exhibited when
    Hyundai put out the recall/service bulletin about 4 or 5 years ago
    whereby the dealers rerouted the wiring for the MAS?

    Old_Timer
     
    Old_Timer, Mar 31, 2005
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    hyundaitech Guest

    Yeah, actually, that sounds about right. Thanks, Old_Timer. It's a good
    idea to call the local dealer and see if there are any recalls (and get it
    scanned, so you know what to expect). There's still several possible
    problems which could have no relation to the recall.
     
    hyundaitech, Mar 31, 2005
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