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2012 chevy sonic thermostat repair cost
Hi There, When the thermostat is stuck open, this can cause problems with the engine never reaching the proper operating temperature as you may know. While the thermostat remains stuck open, this allows coolant to pass through the motor unregulated...
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Car immobilizer issue or faulty ignition switch?
If the vehicle is getting power and the light are coming on the dash, then the immobilizer has the ignition system disabled. Check the fuel cut off switch (vehicle safety switch) and see if it has been tripped. If the...
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when looking at the car with hood up where is the downstream O2 located left or right side of the car
The downstream oxygen sensor is screwed into a "bung" on the rear of the catalytic converter assembly beneath the vehicle. The sensor should be readily visible as it will have wiring connected to it. The sensor should not be removed...
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Fuel shutoff switch
According to the owner's manual for your vehicle, your "vehicle has a feature that may automatically unlock the doors, turn on the interior lamps, turn on the hazard warning flashers, and shut off the fuel system after the airbags inflate."...
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when car is running, squeaking is coming from the right side of the car when idle
A quick diagnostic can be performed by simply taking all of the belt driven accessories out of the picture by disconnecting the drive belt(s) and then very briefly running the engine. If the sound disappears, the faulty component is then...
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I replaced my serpentine belt on a 2013 chevy sonic. But it must be rubbing on something because it scraped the inside edge
The first thing to do is verify that you have the correct belt (part number) installed. If the belt is the correct one specified for your vehicle, the principal cause of what you describe are pulleys and/or rotating elements (harmonic...
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Q: Shaking
Shaking or vibration may be caused by many different things such as faulty spark plugs, poor fuel pressure or misfires. Other things such as a faulty idle air control valve may cause the engine idle to drop below the normal...
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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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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 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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Code P0171 at autozone took O2 to lean, was told fuel injector, drove a few more miles car overheated, took to pepboys they said 4
Hi there. I wish I could say that I'm not surprised; but this is par for the course for these two places. First off, the first warning code you received, the P0171 code means that, on the first bank of...
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I have to fill gas tank everyday due to car using alot of fuel
Hi there. There are dozens of problems that can lead to a drop in gas mileage, some of them are serious and some can be easily corrected. Here are some of the more common issues that can affect the fuel...
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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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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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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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