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Car revs high
Air leaks into the intake system (a loose hose, or the EVAP valve as you have already experienced). If there are no codes, even transient codes which may not set the Check Engine Light, the problem could be a loose...
Will a 04 hyundai tiburon engine fit a 05 Hyundai tiburon car ?
The two engines are the same size but may have different external components like accessories and parts including intake and exhaust components. The only way to tell if it will work is to compare them side-by-side. Depending on the emissions...
Stiff gearbox, difficulty when shifting gears
Hello. Your vehicle is having a clutch problem. It is either that the clutch itself is failing or the hydraulics for the clutch system are not building the correct pressure. I usually start by checking the hydraulics. I visually check...
Car is accelerating random moments
Hello. This can be caused by a few different things. Most of the time this is caused by a dirty or failing throttle body. Most of the time the throttle body gets dirty internally and the throttle plate gets stuck....
Noise when driving - clutch issues?
Hi there, thanks for writing in. It sounds like you may have a defective clutch or a transmission input shaft gear problem. If you'd like help looking into it, consider having one of our certified mechanics come to your home...
Car runs badly
Hi there, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to help. This may be related to the instrument cluster itself or potentially related to the connection behind the dash. There should be three connections behind the dash. If you would...
Check engine light won't shut off, problem in ECU
You're very welcome. If you're getting a code for the cam sensor, this doesn't always mean the sensor is the problem. You may have a problem with slack in the timing chain or belt causing the crankshaft and camshaft...
Hoping for Jay Safford for a follow up question
Hi there Cal, my name is Toby. Just so we are perfectly clear, there is a very low likelihood that there is an update to the ECU available, it just doesn't hurt to ask. Unfortunately the dealer would have to...
Is it bad to drive a car with a bad throttle body??
Hey there. This may not immediately affect your car's engine. However, it will continue to cause intermittent misfires and will gradually get worse. This may also have an impact on other parts as well since the missing cylinder will still...
Do I need a new alternator?
I would recommend having your alternator tested for proper function with a digital multimeter by a qualified technician. This test will determine if the alternator is charging the battery at the proper levels. If the alternator is not charging the...
Calipers keep locking up even after replacing.
You need to have the brake master cylinder checked to see if the brake booster actuator pin is not adjusted correct and causing the brake master cylinder to hold partial pressure to the calipers. The caliper slides should also be...
Over heated car brakes locking up
Hi there. The overheating will cause the master cylinder to get too hot which can cause the brake fluid to boil or it can cause the master cylinder to expand from heat and bind. If it is acting fine now,...
Question about a potential buy (2003 Hyundai Tiburon)
Just by looking at the photos, I notice the mileage is very low for the vehicles age. They say the door handle that is broke in picture is replaced. The clutch has been replaced. The seats look rough in the...
Jerking while shifting from second gear into third gear
This issue could be something as simple as a reprogramming of the transmission computer, to a broken motor mount (although the jerking would probably be felt in all gear ranges), to possibly a transmission malfunction. Unfortunately, the transmission module reprogramming...
Gas tank lets small amounts of gas
Hello. This commonly occurs on this vehicle. The problem is typically with the evaporative emissions system vent valve. The vent valve is supposed to open when filling your tank to allow fuel vapor to exit the tank and keep the...
Starting issues happening randomly, idling fine
Hello. If the engine is cranking over and just not starting, then it is typically a bad crank position sensor. When this sensor fails, it is typically intermittent and if the computer does not see the crank signal, it will...
Overheating for no apparent reason suddenly and after a longer drive
Hi there. It sounds like you may have a blown head gasket. This is typically the only thing that will allow the engine to overheat that fast. When the gaskets begin to leak, it will allow combustion pressure to enter...
Issues with coolant pouring out of the overflow
Hi there. If the engine is losing coolant, then the location of the leak needs to be found first. A leak will allow the coolant to get low enough to cause it to overheat. I start by doing a pressure...
Cheap sports car
The Miata is a good choice. They are fun to drive, there are many clubs for them and performance upgrades are readily available. Their small size makes them easy to work on; they are quite simple. The Eclipse is...
Abs disabled?
Hi, thanks for writing in. The most likely scenario is your Tiburon was not equipped with ABS. The fact that there is only one terminal verifies that. Some other things you can check are: see if there is an ABS...

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