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Billy, Trainer/ Master Technician
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My hyundai santa fe automatic 2007 got stuck in 2nd gear

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My hyundai santa fe automatic 2007 got stuck in 2nd gear while towing if I put in in netruel then drive it's fine any idea thanks
JA: How many miles are on the car? Have you noticed any fluid leaks lately?
Customer: It's got 93000 and no leaks
JA: Are you fixing your Santa Fe yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I was thinking of changing the gearbox oil and filter
JA: Is there anything else the Mechanic should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: Not really thanks
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Could you please also tell me where the gearbox filter is thanks

Hello and Welcome! I'm Billy and i will assist you with your inquiry. Feel free to ask if any further info is needed.
If you get prompted for a Premium service or a phone call, please ignore that, as i don't think it is needed at this point.

My apologies for the delay, thank you for your patience.

The automatic fluid filter is inside the transmission. It is not interchangeable. You can replace it only when the transmission is dismantled or overhauled.

I will include the transmission fluid replacement instructions:

The automatic fluid to use on this vehicle would be: Diamond ATF SP-III

Kindly let me know if further assistance is needed.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thank you do you think changing the oil will sort out it sticking in 2nd

Getting stuck in 2nd is the limp mode of this transmission. It can be related to fluid and be sorted when the fluid is replaced. But to confirm, I would first recommend connecting a scan tool and retrieving the fault codes from the transmission module.

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