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2012 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2012 Hyundai Elantra: Which One Should I Buy?
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The car starts but engine goes off when you try to accelerate
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Car makes a medium pitched whine or growl in sync with rpms.
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My Hyundai Elantrav2005 check engine light on. Sometimes shakes in idle Drive and hesitants over 40mph switching into 4th gear
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Installed a clutch plus master cylinder. Clutch seems to be not releasing right.
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getting a constant knocking noise when the ride is bumpy
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is it normal for an engine light that's been reset after service to come back on?
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Fuel gauge still reading as full after driving
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I need a transmission
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Car sluggish and jerky in only first gear
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My eps light came on,I already made an appointment for diagnostics..but I need to drive it until monday..is this safe to drive?
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My car has like a winding noise when driving if i turn the steering wheel left the noise goes away but then when i steer straight
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EPS light came up
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Transmission is stuck in high gear. Even when I stop it takes off in high gear.
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