Please read the bulletin below and what I posted let me know what the production date of your Santa Fe is and we will go from there.
OIL FILTER REPLACEMENT:
2001 Hyundai Truck Santa Fe V6-2.7L DOHC MFI
Fluid Filter - A/T: Technical Service Bulletins A/T - External Filter Deletion
Group: TRANSAXLE Number: 01-40-007
Date: APRIL, 2001
Model: 2001 ELANTRA, SONATA, SANTA FE & XG300
2001 ELANTRA, SONATA, SANTA FE AND XG300 AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE EXTERNAL OIL FILTER DELETED
Hyundai has deleted the external oil filter (P/N 46322-39000) on all Elantra, Sonata, Santa Fe and XG300 transaxies effective with the production dates listed below. These transaxies are equipped with an internal oil filter that needs to be changed only during transaxle overhaul.
Thursday, April 14th, 2011 AT 3:52 PM