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My car won't start
Considering the symptoms described, it seems like you may be having an issue with your battery or starter. If the the electronics in your vehicle are all working just fine and you hear a click when turning the key, it...
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So I have a hyundai sonata se push to start. My car won't turn on, power is working, I push tof start but it won't crank. I don't
Hi there. It sounds like you have a failed starter. However, without proper testing there is no way to be 100% sure. I suggest having the battery tested first with a digital battery tester that provides current voltage, cold cranking...
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Hard to keep wheel straight
Hello, thank you for writing in. The extent of the damage you are going to need to look for will depend on how hard the vehicle hit the curb. With the speed you were going, damage could have been done,...
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Jerking when reducing speed
This may be related to a faulty throttle position sensor or potentially a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the...
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Car Won't Start
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle is having some sort of malfunction with the security system. It may be possible that the security system is enabled and preventing the vehicle from starting. This may or...
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Just added gas now car won't start
You should try to hold the throttle wide open to see if it will clear the engine being flooded from excessive fumes from a leaking emission control vapor purge valve. The purge valve should not vent fumes into the engine...
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Brake pedal is hard to push
The most common cause for a hard to press brake pedal is simply not enough vacuum. Any brake booster requires a minimum of 18” vacuum to operate efficiently. Anything less than that will contribute to the pedal being harder to...
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My turbo will sometimes work and sometimes will not work.
Hi there. The wastegate actuator is not functioning correctly or the boost sensor is not working making the turbo boost properly. Check the wastegate actuator hose and see if its broken and listen for leaks when you drive the vehicle....
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Front end makes a grinding noise when I turn. Is that something to do with the rack and pinion steering?
Hi there. The noise sounds like the wheel hub bearings are grinding as you are turning. Lift up the vehicle and put all the wheels off the ground and spin the front wheels. Listen and feel the wheels for any...
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clunk when change gears and car goes in reverse when in neutral and wil not roll in drive
What you are describing may be due to a shift linkage adjustment issue and so the linkage should be inspected. The noise could be within or without the transmission and such will depend on an inspection. If outside the transmission,...
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Why did my car stop while driving?
Hi There, This is likely related to your EVAP emissions system and something called a purge solenoid. The EVAP system prevents fuel vapors from the fuel tank from escaping into the atmosphere. The EVAP system collects and temporarily stores the...
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Will not shift and stuck in 1st gear.
Hi there. If the battery keeps going dead overnight, then there is a parasitic load applied to the battery. Charge the battery to a full charge of 12.6 volts. With the battery installed in the car, remove the negative battery...
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There is some error while I go and customize the vehicle settings.
Hi there. Check the door courtesy light switch that keeps the door light off the dash and the dome light off when the door is closed. If the switch fails, it can make the door locks not activate. There could...
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Have rubbing noise like "womp, womp, womp" when turning right or going straight in my 2013 Hyundai Sonata. Had wheel bearings repl
Hello, thank you for writing in. The noise may be related to the hub assembly, brakes, or suspension. The first thing you should check is the brake pads and rotors. If the rotors are warped, or the pads are not...
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How i know if ABS is working in my car? I feel unsafe when i use the brakes
Hi there. It's very difficult to complete a self diagnosis of the ABS system (primarily since it's an electrical and computer-operated system). It's always best to have a professional mobile mechanic complete an ABS brake system inspection, so they can...
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Is tire alignment really important?
Hi There, Tire alignment is an important thing to consider especially when installing new tires as this is the most appropriate time to have them aligned since they are new. The reason for this is that it starts the tires...
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Engine Oil Consumption
Conventional, mineral-based engine oil and synthetic engine oils are completely miscible and thus you can top off with either. Your oil consumption is relatively high. There is a wide range of values for the "normal" or average rate of oil...
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I accidentally added 1 quart of Motor Oil into my transmission fluid what would happen?
If after you did this, you did NOT run the engine (thus operating the torque converter and oil pump in the transmission), nothing untoward will happen. The solution is to immediately remove the transmission oil pan, let everything thoroughly drain...
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My car does not move when I accelerate, the engine shakes when it is turned on and in a traffic it shakes sometimes.
Hi there. Check the engine for any misfiring conditions. Check the spark plugs and the fuel injectors and see if they are working properly. See if there is spark to the engine and see if the injectors are firing by...
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Why does my ABS lights in dash come on after driving for a while on my 2011 Hyundai Sonata
Hello. If this issue has occurred ever since the work was done then I would suspect that there is something that was not installed correctly. If you are getting noise also then the ABS wheel speed sensor may be contacting...

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