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olant fan stop working so I ordered a new one but got wrong size o purchased a 1.8 when I need
Hi Kailion. Thanks for contacting us today. I wouldn't recommend trying this, as the motor for the larger fan is likely going to have compatibility issues with the electrical system or ECU. It's always best to return the part to...
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Fan not kicking on
Hi there. On these modern cars, the radiator fan is activated when the coolant temperature sensor on top of the radiator detects that the coolant has reached a predetermined temperature. This sensor is commonly one of the first components of...
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Where is the starter located in a 2013 Chevy Sonic?
You will need to have the battery jump started to see if the rapid clicking is due to a low battery or a theft light staying on causing the no start. For the starter location you would need to submit...
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Do I need a new intake manifold
The intake manifold runner control does not come apart and is part of the intake manifold. you will need to replace it as an assembly. The parts and labor will have to be priced locally by contacting YourMechanic.
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My 2013 Chevy sonic makes a knockin/clicking noise when I'm coming to a stop or when I slightly turn and idk what it is everyone e
You mention "steam" and interest in installing a new cooling system thermostat but it is not clear from your description if the car is overheating. If the car is overheating, yo can request an engine overheating diagnostic and the responding...
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My wife's 2013 Chevy Sonic is making a ticking noise from the engine, does not do it every day, but when it does, shifting is a little
Hello. Most of the time on this engine the noise comes from the valve train. It is usually from the variable valve timing system and is considered normal. If the noise is getting very loud then it may have an...
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Electrical issues Chevy Sonic 2016
Hi there. These type of electrical glitches on modern cars, trucks and SUV's are typically caused by computer software glitches or a malfunction of the fuse or electrical relay system. Since your car is relatively new, there are two options...
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The ABS & Brake light come on randomly. It is not because of low brake fluid or a bad sensor.
Hello. Typically diagnosing a random problem like this where the warning lights come on and off can confuse a lot of mechanics who firmly believe that a component or part must be damaged to cause a light. However, in most...
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My battery light was on then battery died, bought a new battery but battery light won't go off.
When your red battery light comes on this indicates that the alternator is no longer charging the battery. Usually this means that the alternator has failed and will require replacement in order to resolve this issue. Consider YourMechanic as alternators...
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My car was jerking/shaking while waiting at a stop slight and driving on freeway with engine and tire traction lights flashing.
There are a couple of things that may have caused that kind of shaking or jerking. If this is related to the transmission, this may be caused by low transmission fluid or a faulty shift solenoid. The traction control light...
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I have 2014 chevy sonic lt 1.8 and my car won't let me remote start my car anymore why? can you help me?
Often times this is a case of a dead remote battery. Your key fob battery powers the remote lock, unlock and remote starting functions as you know. When these batteries fail, you will usually lose some functionality. The other common...
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Q: Fan not working
You did not mention if the car is overheating when the fan does not come on? If fan does not come on and it overheats then you will need to have scan of computer to see if computer is turning...
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Q: Fan not working
the cooling fan will only come on in this vehicle when the engine temperature gets to about 230 and may not even come on when idling very often if at all. For the coolant leak you should check the system...
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Three warning lights are on - the check engine, battery, and immobilizer, and my car won't start.
The theft light being on will cause the no start. If you have a second key then you need to try it to see if it starts? If not then disconnect the battery for ten minutes with key out of...
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What does a vacuum pump do in a car?
There are both brake system and emission system related vacuum pumps. Both are part of essential vehicle systems and so their repair is definitely important but to answer your question as to the cost of the repair, not only would...
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My car was stopped for about 3 hours. When I came back out there was green fluid in the front center. What could be the issue? Thx
Based on the location of the leak on the color of the fluid, I would say you may have a radiator leak. The radiator is located on the very front of the vehicle. Antifreeze / coolant is green in color...
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how much just to reprogram the key? I'll have the switch installed i just cant program the key
If you need a programmed "original" key because you have changed out the column mounted ignition module, an automotive locksmith or any GM dealer can perform that service. YourMechanic professionals in some locales will have the capability, too, but that...
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So I have a 2014 Chevy Sonic RS with an automatic transmission. This morning I noticed smoke coming from the back drivers side tir
An alignment not getting done should not cause smoke to come from the rear wheel area. You may have binding brakes or a bad wheel bearing and should make sure the parking brake is not on or binding also. Lift...
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Whirring Noise now WONT start HELP!
From your description, it sounds like the starter motor is not functioning. In attempting to start the engine, if you do not hear the engine turning over, that is there is no starter motor function at all, the starting circuit...
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My 2014 chevy sonic will not go above 3rpms
It sounds like you may have a crankshaft position sensor that may be on the verge of failing. A crankshaft position sensor is an electronic device used to monitor the position or rotational speed of the crankshaft. This information is...

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