Valve cover leak 2007 Sante Fe

Tiny
LESCYN
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  • 2007 HYUNDAI SANTA FE
  • 6 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 112,000 MILES
I have a 2007 Hyundai Sante Fe that I have had problems with the left valve cover leaking. It has been replaced twice the last time at 85,000 kms it was so bad the one time it knocked my alternator out and left me stranded on the highway at night for 2 hours this was after the first time it was repaired. Now I am at 112,000 kms and the problem is back only problem being that now I have no warranty and the dealer won't honour it even though this hads been an ongoing proble. Why does this keep happening?
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Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 AT 11:40 PM

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Tiny
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You may have a deformed rocker cover or it may be cracked, if the gasket surface on the head is clean and smooth there is no real reason why this should happen, look closely at the cover for a fault.

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Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 AT 2:11 AM
Tiny
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My alternator recently went out at 54,000 miles and I also appear to have a leaky valve cover. Did you ever get a good diagnosis and fix the problem.
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Sunday, January 16th, 2011 AT 6:10 PM
Tiny
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Well it has been fixed for the 4th time! Was the valve cover and they did go good for it even though it was off warranty. When I asked why it keeps happening they only speculated that when it has been replaced it hasn't been done properly. I did ask them to look and see if the cover was deformed or cracked they said no. They just said if it gets a kink or pinch or dirt it can happen. Now my gas gage isn't working properly. Says its empty when its full I put gasline anitfreeze in the tank and it had no bearing on it. Beginning to wonder if I just ended up with a lemon. I had tie rod end go at 45,000 kms as well.
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Friday, January 21st, 2011 AT 12:17 AM
Tiny
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Your mechanic can test the gauge and the tank sender unit, this is a fairly simple test, you earth the sender wire and if the gauge goes full deflection the thank unit is faulty.

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Friday, January 21st, 2011 AT 1:14 AM
Tiny
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Because Hyundai don't want to admit that there is a real problem with the design or the manufacture of the gasket are faulty and thats y it's doing it. They don't want to have to spend a lot of the money we all played them buying these suv's to fix there mess up. My grandma was the first buyer of a Hyundai Santa fe n drove it like a grandma so there really was no driving it hard, redlining, or real stress on the motor to cause such a leak. They recalled the front one and want to replace it because it leaks onto the alternator and some electricol components rendering the illumination light of the alternator not to come on and in some cases making the car inoperable in some cases. I'm creating a complete n need peoplew with the same problemt I sign it
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