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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic
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Getting error codes P0599 and P0171. Ive cleaned the O2 sensors but have no idea where to go from here.
Hello. Code P0599 is the code for an issue with the thermostat heater control circuit, while P0171 is for a lean condition on bank 1. P0599 is set when the computer detects that there is an issue with the electronically...
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When should I change my timing belt?
Hello. For the majority of vehicles, the timing belt should be changed every 100,000 miles or 160,000 kilometers. If you need help with this service, a qualified professional from YourMechanic can perform a timing belt replacement at your home or...
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Oil change due, now car is bouncing and shaking
Hello. The oil change should not cause the car to bounce or shake. This may be unrelated to the oil change and may be a sign of a more serious problem and should be looked at by a qualified mechanic...
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I've had my car for 1 year as of August. The dealer is now saying the clutch disc is worn out. Is this really possible?
I have seen some clutches only last less than 12,000 miles and all due to the way the customer drove the car. The clutch would of failed in less than 3,000 miles if it was a defective clutch. The only...
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Front passenger window will not go up
Hello. If the switches and fuses to that window are good then there is likely some sort of wiring issue. It may be possible that a broken or damaged wire is cutting off power to raise the window. I would...
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Car started squealing and shaking back and forth
Hello. This does indeed seem like bad behavior. If there are no other visible symptoms (like the Check Engine or alternator light), this may be an accessory belt pulley which is seizing up, and forcing the belt to slip (hence...
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Mass air flow issues
Try taking the mass air flow sensor out and cleaning it as these can often times trigger a code simply as a result of just being dirty. By far the most common MAF failure is caused by accumulation of dirt...
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Clutch issues
You car's transmission has what are called transmission synchronizers (aka "synchros") which are small fork type components that help to move the transmission in and out of gear. Sometimes these can be worn or occasionally misaligned when the transmission has...
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Rattling heard and felt from underneath car when accelerating. Car hesitates (as if it will cut off) when accelerating
Hi, thanks for writing in. Sorry to hear of your difficulty with your 2012 Sonic. The good news is your Check Engine Light is on, so what means the fault has been "recorded" by the engine computer and diagnostic codes...
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Oil pan cost
Hi, thanks for writing in. This is definitely something you need to have repaired soon. If the oil continues to leak, this will cause overheating issues and potentially engine failure. As for the quote, it would depend on where you...
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Car does not want to start after fueling.
Hi, thanks for writing in. There are two things that instantly pop into mind. First, your gas cap may be damaged, not creating a tight seal which can cause the symptoms you're describing. Second, there may be an issue with...
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Where is the downstream O2 sensor located?
Hello, thanks for writing in about your 2013 Chevrolet Sonic. The downstream O2 sensor is always mounted after the catalytic converter or on the back side of it. If you'd like some help wit this, consider YourMechanic, as one of...
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Car idles rough wants to almost do and kinda jumps when at stop lights and lights flicker but stops when given gas
There are a few components that could be causing your problem. You may want to start by doing some voltage testing on the battery and the alternator. If you know your alternator and battery are good, look at the drive...
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Passenger side view mirror popped off.
Hi there. The passenger side view mirror on your vehicle may not appear broken but, being that you are unable to reattach the housing and have it stay leads me to believe it needs to be replaced. If you would...
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My Check Engine Light is on, and the code points to the thermostat. Is it safe to drive my car with this issue?
If you can write back in with the exact Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) that Autozone downloaded for you, we can give you a more precise answer. For want of that detail, if you are referring to the "engine cooling system...
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Misfire in cylinder #4
You should be fine to drive for a day or two with a misfire on one cylinder, however I would not recommend letting this go un-repaired as this is something will only get worse and may trigger additional problems and...
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I've been noticing that my 2012 Chevrolet Sonic rumbles when going over bumps. I have about 60k miles on it, could it be the sway bar?
Hi there. If the sway bar was at fault, the noise would also be present when turning and a possibility of excessive body roll when turning. The source of noise over bumps can be difficult to diagnose since the bumps...
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Battery issues - 2013 Chevrolet Sonic
The battery may not be able to hold a charge because if the battery is dead. In order to check the charging system you will first have to have the battery charged and tested to see if battery needs replaced...
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Wouldn't start, just cranks. It's been happening since front end was damaged. Everything was fixed from the accident, what could it be?
Hi there. Check the airbag sensor in the front end of the vehicle. Since the airbag deployed when you hit a deer, the airbag sensor had to be compressed to make this occur. Make sure that the battery is disconnected...
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At what mileage should a 2013 Chevy Sonic timing belt be replaced?
Hi there - the "simplified maintenance guide" from Chevy directs you to replace the timing belt, idler pulleys, tensioner and guides on your 1.8 liter engine "every 3 years or at 97,500 miles, whichever comes first". Most manufacturers do not...

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