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Steering wheel locked and key won't turn
Hi Patrice. Thanks to contacting us today. One thing that might be causing this issue - that was not mentioned is the brake switch. This component is a safety system that will lock the key in the ignition and the...
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AC warm, emits burning smell
Hi Daniel. Thanks for writing in today.There are different possibilities that could contribute to the plastic smell and AC blowing warmer air. The smell could be caused by a coolant leak, an electrical issue, or the A/C compressor overheating, or...
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Where is the fuel inertia switch on a 2010 hyundai sonata
On some Hyundai models, the switch is to the right of the brake master cylinder. Look for a switch with a red button. Other locations that Hyundai has used for this switch are in the passenger glovebox area and in...
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There's moisture around the oil pan gasket
There are three classes of oil leaks. Class 1 is evidence or oil but not active drips or leaks. Class 2 is evidence of oil drip forming but no active drips in 5 minutes. Class 3 leak is an active...
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fuel guage not working immediately after throddle body was replaced
Hi Renee. Thanks for contacting us today. Usually replacing a throttle body will not impact the fuel gauge or other monitoring systems, so it's likely that they removed an electrical connector or sensor and forgot to reattach. I would recommend...
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My rear passenger window will go down but not up.
Hi Jared. Thanks for the question today. Usually when you can't control the operation of a secondary window from the driver control panel, the issue is with the central control module, or an electrical relay has been damaged. It's typical...
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Hi, I have my car (Hyundai sonata 2015)check engine light on. When I checked it on computer plug into the car, it says intake mani
The P200A code is for the intake manifold runner. Like many other late model cars, your car has a variable length intake manifold to tune the intake length to the speed and driving conditions. This is usually controlled by a...
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My car won't accelerate fast even if I have the gas pedal all the way down
This may be a result of low transmission fluid or potentially a faulty transmission control module. A faulty transmission control module may cause a delay in acceleration or erratic shifting of gears. The transmission control module has various sensors such...
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My car won't start
You have not specified whether the starter motor works or not versus a circumstance where the engine does crank but won't catch and run. I will cover both scenarios for you. Check to see if there are any stored diagnostic...
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I ran out of gas the other day, when I got gas, it wouldn't start
Your car has an in-tank submersible fuel pump. when it is operating the fuel passes through the motor itself and is used to cool and lubricate the pump. When the car is run out of gas, and you attempt to...
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My speed odometer don't work on a 2015 Honda Sonata
Hi David. Most of the time when a speedometer is not working, it's due to one of two things. First, a speed sensor is damaged or the electrical harness attached to it is loose. Second, it's possible that an electrical...
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How to clean my Turbo
Hi Davon. Thanks for contacting us today. Many people think that using Sea-Foam or other carbon cleaning agents is the best way to clean a turbo-charged, fuel injected system. However, Hyundai recommends a rather specific procedure be completed for their...
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Code P2562
Hey Davon. I'd recommend reading this article on the P2562 OBD-II trouble code, as it will provide you with some great information on the cause of this code, possible sources and repair solutions. I'm not sure cleaning the turbo alone...
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Today I was backing out of my driveway and my car cut off and the oil light came on
It would be normal for the oil pressure light to come on after the engine stalled. If the light came on before the engine stalled, or if it has been coming on while you are driving, that could be a...
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Out of engine oil
The sound you are hearing is likely related to the lack of sufficient oil in the motor, which may have also caused the motor to overheat and shut down. When this happens, a number of things may cause the motor...
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Hii how much does it costs to replace water pump and timing belt
To obtain the requested quote, please visit YourMechanic’s water pump replacement service page. Once on that page, click on "Get a Quote" and enter the zip code where you need service and vehicle information (year, make, model). You will receive...
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The shifter goes to drive but will not shift to reverse or park
It is possible that your shift lock solenoid may have failed. This will prevent the movement of the shift lever. I would recommend having it inspected by a qualifed professional for proper function. Consider YourMechanic as this can be done...
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Periodic clicking sound when wheels are in extreme angles
What you are describing sounds like a failing CV joint. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to the wheels, essentially transferring the power from the drive train directly to the wheels. The CV joint...
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I have a 2011 Hyundai sonata and the key is stuck in the acc position. I can turn it on and start it but I can not get it to turn
It sounds like you may have an ignition switch that is worn out. Inside the ignition switch is a series of small metal tumblers. After hundreds or thousands of times of inserting the key and turning it and then taking...
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Car only starts when it's cold. Sounds like starter, but reading book says there is a lever on it and it may be that.
If you suspect a failed starter on your vehicle, I would recommend a car will not start inspection to be performed by a qualified professional. Consider YourMechanic as this can be done at your home or office.

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