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2008 Santa Fe check engine light

I have a 2008 Santa Fe with 64341 miles on it. This past weekend we had it inspected at the dealer. Drove it home, in the rain/snow, and it sat in the drive way for a day while it was raining. This morning when I went to go to work, still raining, the check engine light came on and was flashing. Went to auto zone to get the check engine light code, the said that it was a P0303 which according to them was a misfire in cylinder 3. So I brought it to the dealer to leave it and have them check it out. On the way their the check engine light started to flash, when I walked in and told the service desk that they said that it was a catastrophic failure. [/FONT]
What to you all think it could be?
Could it just need a tune up?
please help!!!
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Rules of engagement with MIL

A - Illuminated.. hello,,,,,,, we have detected problem in a circuit that will affect overall economy, and possible driveability,, you should seek help soon to get back in order and eliminate possibilty of excessive emmisions

B - Flashing MIL... DO SOMETHING NOW.. typically flash due to hard misfire... misfire dump that cylinder stuff right out into the catalyst,, and catalyst will damaged (hence it considered a catastrophic code).. real catastrophe comes from people who drive it till the thing wont run because the cat has melted into a blob, or come apart and pieces went down stream and clog downstream cat to where engine cannot "pass gas" out the pipe..

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the prob lies in 3rd cyl as sbr711 said.... but it can be anything from bad plug, coil, injector, or vacuum leak in that particular cylinder.

try to resolve the issue ASAP, or as Sbr711 stated, you will have more damage and/or kill the catalytic converter
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thank you for the posts. i will let you all know when hyundai call me.
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hi,
similar problem here. After havy rain check engine light, 4wd, reductoe, esp light all on. Engine worked poorly. I unpluged battery for a 5 second then olug it again. No problem after that until next rain. Maybe some shortcut?
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Sbr711, cubawashere; thank you so much for the input. the dealership called and said that the issue was the tune up and the coil pack.
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Tune up? Whazzat? You're way too early for a set of new plugs.

If you have a coil pack that is susceptible to moisture, then yes, replace that. But tune up?
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Modern cars don't need "tune ups" like we used to always talk about. What exactly are they saying needs to be done?

But yes--check engine light being on could be any one of hundreds of small problems. If it's flashing though, I've always been told it's safer to stop immediately and have the car towed before you cause more damage.
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Sbr711, cubawashere; thank you so much for the input. the dealership called and said that the issue was the tune up and the coil pack.

Coil stick on #3,, yea,, random occurance.

Tune.. plugs is IRIDIUM... typical 100,000 service part

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