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Fuel rail pressure sensor has failed.
Without knowing the reason the vehicle will start with the sensor disconnected then it would be advisable to not drive the vehicle without getting it repaired. The fuel pressure sensor is used to control the fuel pressure to the motor...
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I had my engine light checked and it said camshaft timing advanced, do ok need to have the whole assembly replaced?
There are two possible causes for this issue. One could be a faulty camshaft position sensor. The engine control unit relies on sensors at both the camshafts and crankshaft to determine where each cylinder is in the engine's rotation. This...
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high mileage reading on my odometer for unknown reasons.
If the vehicle was register at 72K miles and then register at 99K miles after 11 months, that is 2,455 miles per month. If you are traveling on the freeways a lot and taking long trips that are 30 to...
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Can you tell me how to remove the charcoal canister in a 02 hyundai sonata 2.4l it needs the foam replaced
To remove the canister, perform the following: Remove the two bolts that hold the canister onto the car and drop it down. Then remove the bolts that secure the canister to the shield cover. Disconnect the wiring harness to...
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How long does it take to put an alternator in?
The replacement of the alternator on your type of vehicle will usually cost about 1 and a half hours of labor. The actual time it takes for the technician performing the service depends on his or her skill level and...
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I need a quote on an oil gasket for my sonata. your quote engine is giving me a price on the more expensive one, there are 2.
Hi there. The prices listed on our service pages are generic estimates, not specific to your vehicle. The best way to provide you with an accurate price quote is to first determine which oil gasket you are looking to have...
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I have a Broken fuel door latch and it doesn't look good 😢
To repair the fuel door latch, open the trunk up and remove the side covering panel where the fuel door would be located at. There you will see the the fuel door latch with a harness on it. Remove the...
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Can I install different brake pads for the front?
Hi there. It is not suggested to have different brake pad designs on the front and rear of the vehicle as they may not stop the vehicle properly. I recommend installing the same brake pad type on all the wheels...
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Hi, can i clean the engine with any greaser? Thanks in advance
Hello, thank you for writing in. While we cannot advise you on a certain product to use, there are various products that will work just fine, and you will want to research which one you feel best using. When cleaning...
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The check engine light is on.
Have your vehicle's computer checked to see what caused the check engine light to come on. This will give you a starting place for diagnostics. Most of the time if the battery was running low on a charge, when installing...
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My car is leaking from the bottom rear area from what I believe could be the gas tank or the evaporation 2011 Hyundai Sonata
Hi there - yes, the evaporative emissions cannister is located at the rear, above the fuel tank, and could be leaking. The tank filler tube, and fuel pump (or lines) could also be leaking. Any of these could allow fuel...
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I have a 2011 Hyundai Sonata and I need to replace the oil pan, will this require any other parts to be removed?
The oil must be drained first. The oil pans on these vehicles are typically stamped steel and don't require the removal of any other parts other than a few brackets and fasteners to gain access to all of the oil...
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Hello i have a 2006 sonata.. I hear a suspension soumd on the passenger side more frequent than driver like a light clunk at accel
Hello there. In most cases when you have a clunking sound that comes from the front suspension as you accelerate, it is typically caused by CV joints that are worn out or wheel bearings that are damaged and need to...
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Key won't turn, Hyundai the steering wheel not locked can't turn at all. Happened before but now key not turning 2007 Hyundai Sonata
Hi there - your symptoms suggest the key tumbler - the actual lock portion of the ignition switch - has a stuck pin/spring combination. I suggest squirting a bit of dry graphite lubricant into the key opening, then insert the...
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2003 Sonata starts then will stall. I have to wait ten minutes then it starts right up?
Check the belt and see if its loose or too tight. A drive belt that is loose or too tight can cause the alternator to not function properly and make the battery get low on voltage causing a no start...
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I am replacing the starter on my 2011 Hyundai sonata and it won't go all the way into the opening
If the starter will not go all the way into the opening then you have an incorrect part. You need to double check the old and new part to be different. If you have a remanufactured part then you may...
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Car will start sometimes and other times it will not and starts after I sit there and wait for a while.
Hi There, It sounds like you have some kind of electrical short that may be causing these accessories to function erratically as you describe. The other possibility may be that your voltage regulator may be faulty causing the amperage produced...
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I have a 2005 Hyundai Sonata the back rear wheel is bent into the vehicle so I'm assuming it is a broken axle. How much would some
Hello, thank you for writing in. Damage in that area can effect everything that took the impact directly, and all of the components linked to that area. The damage to the wheel, wheel hub, suspension, axle, tire, and brakes will...
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Hi I have a 2004 2.4L automatic Hyundai Sonata. I change the timing belt as it has chewed teeth. I also change the headgasket and
Hi there. Since you completed so many different repairs, it unfortunately opens the door to multiple possible issues that might be the source of your hard to start issue. The first thing I would do is knock off the easy...
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2003 Hyundai Sonata 2.7 v6. Hello my car randomly bucks / jerks at stop lights in drive and is way worse and constant when the ac is on.
Hi there. It sounds like your engine is misfiring. Check the spark plug and wires to see if they are firing. If the spark plugs are firing, then the fuel pump could have an issue or the injectors could be...

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