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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Hyundai Sonata
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If out of gas, will car still drive in EV mode? 2013 Hyundai Sonata
Hello - yes, you will be able to travel a short distance in pure-EV mode. The distance will be completely dependent on the charge of the batteries, road conditions, and how quickly you try to travel. I would expect a...
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Timing chain positioning
This system is a bit complex. I can give you some instructions, but I highly recommend getting a hold of a repair manual or purchasing a yearly subscription for just your vehicle from AllData. It is only $25 for a...
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Possible left wheel axle replacement after a wreck.
Hi there. Check the vehicle underneath and look at the CV shaft axle. If the CV shaft is broken in two or bent, then the CV shaft is damaged. When replacing the CV shaft, be sure to check out the...
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My power steering pump failed again?
Hi there. Having to replace the power steering pump and pulley this time, leads me to believe the power steering pulley may have had an issue and was overlooked the first time. Not knowing the original cause of the power...
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My back up camera shows a blue screen
Hi there. It sounds like the camera has failed or has lost connection. The cameras for these systems are prone to failing and it does happen often. To check for a loose connection remove the trunk lid cover and inspect...
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Poor gas mileage 2013 Hyundai Sonata
Hello - if your car passed emissions testing, and the Check Engine light is NOT on, your vehicle is at least passing the on-board diagnostics. Many other factors can affect fuel mileage however, tire pressure, clogged fuel filter, short trips...
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My heat wont work
Hi there: There are several reasons why you're heating system may not be that are not commonly changed or replaced. You might want to inspect the heater coolant lines, the heater core to ensure it's not clogged or even the...
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.Airbag light stays on and I never had an accident.
Hi there. First you should get a code reader and check the engine codes to see what the airbag light is on for. This will point you in the right direction for a diagnostic procedure. Most of the time the...
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Car is stalling heavily, check engine light on, scanner shows P0101 MAF
Generally, the mass air flow sensor code will register either when it is dirty or when it is failing for other reasons such as lack of proper voltage or connection. The mass air flow sensor is a unit in the...
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Screeching when I start the car cold. But the sound goes away.
When you have a squealing noise on start up, that goes away after a few minutes, is normally a belt issue. This is typically a sign that the belt is slipping enough that it makes the noise until everything gets...
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My car will not shift out of drive and into park - 1999 Hyundai Sonata
Hi. This sounds like the ignition switch has a problem and is not allowing the car to go into park. If the ignition switch is not sending the signal to the neutral safety switch that the key is in the...
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Oil leak from lower valve cover
You didn't say whether you have the 2.4L or 3.3L in your Hyundai, but neither of these engines have a lower valve cover. Could it be that you misunderstood the part the shop said needed to be replaced? Anyhow, it's...
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There is no power going to fuel pump. Check relay it's good.
Hi there. Have you inspected/replaced the fuel pump fuse? The ECM controls the fuel pump relay and this relay will only energize when commanded on. Does the check engine light come on; if not, then the ECM is not turning...
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Cold air intake makes engine have sputter sound during shut down.
Hi there. This sound that you are hearing is a normal condition that is occurring. When an cold air intake is installed, there is a larger area for air to accumulate and when the engine shuts off, the air escapes...
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Why is my auto transmission down shifting to the wrong gear when decelerating?
Improper shifting, either up or down, can be caused by a few different issues. If the transmission fluid condition or level are not correct, this can cause erratic shifting. Servicing the transmission may resolve the issue. Other causes can be...
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Auto transmission downshifting to lower gear when decelerating causes the car to lurch. Why?
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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Driver seat slight bump when braking
There are a few different possible causes for the seat to have some play in it. There could be a loose mounting bolt, a seat anchor that has separated from the floor, or the cause that I'm seeing quite a...
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My car is leaking black fluid from underneath
Hello. Most likely, due to the make and model of your vehicle, the fluid you are leaking is engine oil. A majority of other fluids are not black unless something is seriously wrong with the vehicle. Even so, at that...
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WHEN SHOULD STRUTS BE REPLACED
Hi there: Front end suspension components are impacted more than any other mechanical part in regards to driving conditions. If a vehicle is subject to frequent off road use, road damage or frequent curb strikes, the front end parts like...
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Car won't start
Hi there: It's possible that you may have broken a drive belt or serpentine belt your Hyundai, which could cause multiple components to fail at the same time. However, there are dozens of possible mechanical or electrical sensor issues that...

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