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Just put a motor in a 2011 hyundai sonata limited and now it wont start it just clicks at relay box please help me
It sounds like what you are describing may be related to a faulty starter relay. The starter relay directs power from the battery to the starter solenoid which then engages the starter when you turn the key. When this is...
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I have a push start and the vehicle won't start. Break pedal rock hard
This would happen if the brake is pressed several times without the car running to replace the vacuum that is spent. It sounds like the brake booster is not able to produce any vacuum which may be a result of...
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My car a.c. won't work and I have to turn the heat on in order for the car to not over heat.i have gotten A new radiator a new fan
Hi there. In most cases, when you turn on the heater to avoid overheating, the issue may well be with the heater core itself. Sometimes engine sludge will collect inside coolant tubes. When you turn on the heater, a heater...
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Car squeaking noise at rear after brake change.
The suspension is unloaded, and thus out of it's usual running position, when the weight is off the springs. It's possible that a rubber isolator moved or some like change occurred as the car was in the air and while...
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What does the "Ready" blinking light on the dash mean on a sonata hybrid 2011?
Hi there. This warning light on a hybrid indicates an electrical glitch or error code has been triggered and stored in the ECU of your Hyundai Sonata. Sometimes it can occur after replacing a battery or battery cables. The solution...
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Car dying when turning ac off
Hi there. In most cases, the lack of acceleration and issues keeping the car running while the AC is on are related to the same component failure or issues. The leading cause of this problem is a mass air flow...
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How much cost could be to replace a timing cover gasket on 2011 hyundai sonata 4cly? And the working time expectation?
Hi there. If the gasket in between the timing cover and the engine is leaking, it is recommended to replace the timing cover and gasket at the same time. In many cases, when the gasket becomes damaged, the cover itself...
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Thin white exhaust when accelerating in 2012 Hyundai Sonota a problem?
Some smoke at start up can be normal, particularly white smoke from condensation. However, continuous smoking after the first few minutes signifies a problem with the engine that you should seek to have identified in an engine smoking diagnostic. If...
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Audio fuse keeps blowing after multiple attempts to change it.
Hello, thank you for writing in. When you jump-started the vehicle, you may have done damage to the radio. The radio itself may be continuously blowing the fuse as it is trying to turn on. You may want to try...
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How long does it take to put on an ac compressor in a Hyuandai sonota 03 automatic
According to service prodedures, it calls for about 3.9 hours to complete this job which includes replacing the a/c compressor as well as the refridgerant in the system.
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My car will turn on and start but then I drive for about 5 seconds it just shuts off. All the lights work. Battery is good.
Hi there. Typically when the engine starts then dies, it is due to a restriction of fuel or the inability of the fuel injection system to properly mix the right ratio of fuel to air inside the combustion chamber. This...
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My hyundai sonata gls 2004 has a little issuse driving outta park. It hesitates 2-3 very small moments then drives perfect.
Hi there. Usually an issue as you've described is not caused by a battery issue. Typically when a car hesitates as you begin to accelerate it's due to a fuel delivery problem. In many cases it can be caused by...
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AC and Engine trouble
The compressor should be checked for free operation (when the car is off) to make sure that the compressor is not seized or binding. If the compressor turns freely, there is something wrong with the "idle up" function on the...
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Failed emissions test...need advice
Hi...the codes appear to implicate different vehicle systems. As far as the required services, such will depend on exactly why the particular code has set. For example, resolutions of P0420 range from replacement of the converter to simply bad wiring...
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A.c. pump is froze up, now car won't start
A seized a/c compressor can certainly make the engine difficult to start, if not start at all. To describe it in simple terms, the a/c compressor is similar to a mini engine. It can have chambers similar to engine cylinders...
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2006 Hyandi Sonata car won't start all the time. no sound at all when I turn the key. battery if fine, I checked it.
Hi there. When you turn the key and nothing happens, but the battery tests OK, then it usually breaks down to the ignition relay is broken. However, it could be a problem with the starter relay or an exposed electrical...
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My car cuts off when driving left into a puddle. 2007 Hyundai Sonata
Hello. It is very hard to properly diagnose something without driving the vehicle and fully testing it. You will more than likely need to pay for a diagnosis to know for sure what is going on. From my experience though...
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Keys locked in trunk
Hi there. Unless you have a spare key available to unlock the trunk or can get inside the car to pop the trunk hatch manually, there are two solutions to help you resolve this problem. First, if the car is...
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Hello, my battery died in my car last night I replaced it got home and now it won't start. Starter or alternator? CEL on now also
Hello, thank you for writing in. With full battery power, the battery may still be struggling to use that voltage and it may not be providing enough amperage to the starter. You should have the battery tested at an automotive...
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hybrid system error warning light
Hi There, This system warning light may come on for many different reasons, all of which are fairly serious in nature. I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose and inspect your vehicle. ...

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