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I have a question about my 2011 Hyundai Sonata my car will crank but won't start it's like the engine is trying too start but it's
If the starter motor does work and the engine cranks at adequate RPM, be sure there is adequate fuel in the fuel tank and that the fuel is not old. Download any OBD-II trouble codes that have been stored and...
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Could l have water in my gas tank if it hesitate to move
It is possible you got some water in your fuel if you noticed the fuel truck was just there refilling the gas station tanks. This mixes up the water in the bottom and you may have got some of it....
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I have a 2012 Hyundai Sonata I just replace the brake light switch and my brake lights still stay on
You need to check the brake light switch contact rubber pad to see if it is worn out and not depressing the switch when you let off of the brake. The rubber pad wears out and will not depress the...
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07 hyundai sonata 3.3 limp mode
Check for any OBD-II stored trouble codes that might provide clues. If you carried over your sensors, such as the transmission speed sensor, and other controls to the replacement transmission, I would first look for a fault with those external...
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My 2011 sonata gear shifts even when the ignition is off and when you haven't pressed the brakes i guess the lock is bad.
The shift interlock may be disabled during the problem with the remote. Check to see if your brake lights are staying on after you turn off the car? If not then you will need to have the body control system...
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Pls I need location for 2013 Hyundai Velecle speed
If you are referring to the vehicle speed sensor, the vehicle speed sensor is typically located externally on the transmission. There will likely be one or two small bolts that hold it to the transmission. There will also be an...
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My car keeps jerking, almost like when a stick shift switches gears but I have an automatic 2012 Hyundai Sonata
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first possibility that comes to mind is the air intake sensors. Start by making sure idle air control valve, throttle, and EGR systems are all working well. These types of components can be...
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Luke came and replaced starter yesterday this morning car is not wanting to shut off its starting itself back up, evythng flashing
Hi there. What you are describing is very odd as being a symptom of a starter replacement. In most cases, if there is continued electrical problems or warning lights that illuminate, it's due to a trouble code that was either...
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saw some radiator fluid leak, some clear water. overheated. Water pump? thermostat? Radiator full
Hello, thank you for writing in. Air conditioning systems do condensate and drip water. This is totally normal, and likely unrelated to the cooling system problems. If the coolant is full, and it was not the source of the leak,...
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When my car is idling at ref light it's shakes as if it's going to die. What is the problem?
Shaking or vibration may be caused by many different things such as faulty spark plugs, poor fuel pressure or misfires. Other things such as a faulty idle air control valve may cause the engine idle to drop below the normal...
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How much cost could be to replace a timing cover gasket on 2011 hyundai sonata 4cly? And the working time expectation?
Hi there. If the gasket in between the timing cover and the engine is leaking, it is recommended to replace the timing cover and gasket at the same time. In many cases, when the gasket becomes damaged, the cover itself...
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Thin white exhaust when accelerating in 2012 Hyundai Sonota a problem?
Some smoke at start up can be normal, particularly white smoke from condensation. However, continuous smoking after the first few minutes signifies a problem with the engine that you should seek to have identified in an engine smoking diagnostic. If...
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Audio fuse keeps blowing after multiple attempts to change it.
Hello, thank you for writing in. When you jump-started the vehicle, you may have done damage to the radio. The radio itself may be continuously blowing the fuse as it is trying to turn on. You may want to try...
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How long does it take to put on an ac compressor in a Hyuandai sonota 03 automatic
According to service prodedures, it calls for about 3.9 hours to complete this job which includes replacing the a/c compressor as well as the refridgerant in the system.
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My car will turn on and start but then I drive for about 5 seconds it just shuts off. All the lights work. Battery is good.
Hi there. Typically when the engine starts then dies, it is due to a restriction of fuel or the inability of the fuel injection system to properly mix the right ratio of fuel to air inside the combustion chamber. This...
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My hyundai sonata gls 2004 has a little issuse driving outta park. It hesitates 2-3 very small moments then drives perfect.
Hi there. Usually an issue as you've described is not caused by a battery issue. Typically when a car hesitates as you begin to accelerate it's due to a fuel delivery problem. In many cases it can be caused by...
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A.c. pump is froze up, now car won't start
A seized a/c compressor can certainly make the engine difficult to start, if not start at all. To describe it in simple terms, the a/c compressor is similar to a mini engine. It can have chambers similar to engine cylinders...
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Keys locked in trunk
Hi there. Unless you have a spare key available to unlock the trunk or can get inside the car to pop the trunk hatch manually, there are two solutions to help you resolve this problem. First, if the car is...
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Hello, my battery died in my car last night I replaced it got home and now it won't start. Starter or alternator? CEL on now also
Hello, thank you for writing in. With full battery power, the battery may still be struggling to use that voltage and it may not be providing enough amperage to the starter. You should have the battery tested at an automotive...
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hybrid system error warning light
Hi There, This system warning light may come on for many different reasons, all of which are fairly serious in nature. I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose and inspect your vehicle. ...

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