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Experience:  Hyundai Gold certified, ASE Master tech 15+ years
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Sputtering with Ac on. It's intermittent. Yes. Also smelled

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Sputtering with Ac on. It's intermittent .
JA: Have you checked the Freon level? Have you checked the hoses?
Customer: Yes. Also smelled a strong fuel smell. Like running too rich
JA: What is the model/year of your Hyundai?
Customer: 2002 Santa fe
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes. Just changed spark plugs& two spark plug wire and sprayed the mass with the mass sensor cleaner, have the battery disconnected. Have not stared the car yet
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: The vehicle has been sitting for a while. Power steering is whining . Haven't added fluid yet
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Hyundai
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am here
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I'm Chad ,Welcome To JustAnswer, I'm reviewing your question and I will be be posting a replay ASAP

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 1 year ago.

we need fuel & spark to run ?

did you check for fuel?

are you getting spark ?

do you have a scanner to retrieve fault codes ?

have you checked your timing again ?

Please let me know

Thank You
Chad Farhat
ASE Certfied Technician