Would really appreciate a 2nd opinion on this!
Took my í02 Santa Fe (110,000 miles) back to the dealer for additional
and previous unresolved issues.
Note: I have the 120K powertrain warrantly.
Four issues on the ticket:
1) Coolant Leaking (new issue again)
2) Squeel Noise from the serpentine belt
3) SHift hesitation for first 3-5minutes when starting the car first
time of day into 1st and 2nd. Very pronounced in cold overnight
4) Vehicle stalls ocassionally while idling at stop light first few
minutes after starting car.
NO MIL lights have ever come on.
Background: about 3 months / 5000 miles ago, was also leaking
coolant, and overheated. At that time, head was rebuilts, aslo had
timing belt and water pump replaced. Also ATF was flushed.
At this point, they say they canít address the stalling / shifting
issues unless I take care of everything else they found.
No charge for #1 - Warranty (Good thing I specifically asked for that
replacement at the timing belt change).
#2 -- I am being told that there are two probelms here -- the
tensioner and the idle pulley. He says tensioner is covered by
warranty, but the idle pulley is not. DOes this make sense????
Strangley, he reports the belt is "just fine". Considering its
never been replaced (I thought it was during the last major work)...
Iím not going to "save" $30.00 for a belt that is 100K miles old.
With respect to #3 nd #4, he indicates the are not getting any
transmission codes, but they do see codes P0330 (Knock Sensor 2)
and P0441 (Purge Valve)
Any he indicates these codes may have nothing to do with my trouble,
but I must fix them by
A) Replace purge valve ($35 + 1 hr labor) and
B) Replace Knock Sensor (part cost ??? + 3 1/2 hours labor).
Only then can "test" the transmission/stall issue.
Total Costs: $1300 - with no insurance that it wont go up since they
are not addressing #3 and #4.
Any thoughts on this, especially the 3.5 hours to replace the knock
sensor? Wondering how much of this is duplicate labor,since they are
going to have to tear down to get to water pump anyway, as well as
replace the belt. Or would this truly be completley seperate labor in
an unrelated area.
I asked him to look into this, but I got the feeling that if he can
"double dip", he is not going to let me interfere with that without
me showing more knowledge.
All help is greatly appreciated.
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