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Charging system
I would suggest having the alternator checked to determine if it is receiving the proper amount of voltage from something called the voltage regulator. The voltage regulator regulates the charging voltage that the alternator produces, keeping it between 13.5 and...
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Is it any way to use a rear strut wit a different mount fixture
It is unlikely that this will work. It is possible that it'll work if the spring diameter and the mount diameter or the same however I would strongly recommend using the original OEM equipment parts on your vehicle.
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I replaced the brake light switch and thel lights are still on
If the switch position is adjustable, make sure the contacts are truly open when the brake pedal is released. You can use a continuity meter to determine that. If the switch is open, and the lights are on, that means...
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if my transmission is out would the car even turn on at all?
A car engine can be started and run regardless of the operating condition of the transmission. Of course, if the transmission is non-functional, even if the engine is successfully running, the car will not move. If the car engine was...
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The crankshaft pulley on my 3.3 L engine appears loose and wiggling once the engine warms up. How should I Tighten?
Hi Ben. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Replacing a crankshaft pulley is not a job that I would recommend an amateur complete - especially without the right tools. You should purchase a service and repair manual to refer to the...
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Puzzling Electrical Issue.
Any time you add accessories you take the risk of overloading the electrical system at idle or lower engine speeds. The only recommendations I suggest is that you disconnect the last lights that started the problems and see if the...
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Turbo sensor
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Thumping when braking
Hi Lidia. Thanks for taking time to contact us today. While it's not unusual for new brake pads to rub a bit or for excessive brake dust to create squeaking noises after replacement, the type of sounds you are describing...
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I have elapsed time on my display, I want distance to empty how do I change it back?
All you need to do is keep hitting the reset button until the display you want is displayed.
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Car wont come on after messing with visor lightbulb
Hi Turbnata. Thanks for sending in your question tonight. It's less likely that this problem shorted the car, but it is possible for an electrical short to create problems like you've described. In many instances, the root issue is an...
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Ac compressor
Hi Nuriyah. You can and should replace the AC compressor pulley. The longer the pulley wears out, it can create additional drag on the serpentine belt and cause it to break prematurely. This would render the car useless.
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how much will cost me to change the starter on my Hyundai Sonata 2011 or just change the Starter Lever?
Hi Josh. Thanks for sending in your question today. You can start the estimate process by clicking this link and entering your vehicle information. Once we receive your data, we'll send you a detailed estimate.
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White powder
I am not sure what the white power is but suspect it was from the chemicals used to clean the engine has caused some sort of chemical reaction on the metal parts of engine. I recommend having the engine cleaned...
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P0038
This code is triggered when there is excessive voltage detected in the heated oxygen sensor circuit. This may cause the oxygen sensor to produce faulty readings resulting in improper air/fuel adjustments to be made by the computer. I would suggest...
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Code P0038
This code is triggered when there is excessive voltage detected in the heated oxygen sensor circuit. This may cause the oxygen sensor to produce faulty readings resulting in improper air/fuel adjustments to be made by the computer. As you may...
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Engine light
The code (P0038) refers to a possible malfunction in the heater circuit of the oxygen sensor that is located right after the catalytic converter. If the problem is a failed resistance (heater) element within the oxygen sensor, the oxygen sensor...
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P0507 idle code
The code P0507 is for a problem with the idle control valve. If all other checks are good with vacuum leaks and inlet air tubes then you may need to replace the idle control valve.
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When i turned 07 sonata off, it will not start back and shifter stuck in park. Battery and alternator is good.
I wonder if your car is recognizing the key. Many cars have a chip in the key that talks to the car when you put the key in and enables the starting procedure. Sometimes the keys go dead and the...
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Speed wont go above 60mph no matter if i step in the gas. Please help.
Hi Otto. Thanks for sending in your question. Typically when the car will not accelerate past 60 MPH, it’s due to either the ECU activating a limp mode or other mechanical (fuel or ignition system component) failures. Some of the...
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How do you fix a seat belt retractor that's locked up
Hi Matt. Thanks for sending your question tonight. Usually, there are two reasons why this will occur. First, if the spring inside the seat belt is broken, then you'll typically replace the entire unit (as it's more difficult to attempt...

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