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What is the engine oil capacity for Hyundai Santa Fe, 3.3L V6 - oil capacity when you also change the filter?
When changing the engine oil in your vehicle, and replacing the oil filter, the refill capacity should be 6 quarts. I would suggest putting in 5 quarts first, and then use the dipstick to get the level correct, just to...
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Front weels will not turn after hitting curb
As with any accident that damages the steering control, you will need to not try and drive the vehicle until you have the vehicle fully inspected to see why you lost steering control. You may have broken the tie rods...
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Should there be any play on the CV shaft where it goes into the transmission?
Typically, on the inboard joint of a CV axle, you will be able to readily detect (feel) movement because the shaft into the transmission rides on a bushing that has some clearance. If the movement is "excessive", that could mean...
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When u turn the wheel it pops loudly & shakes bad when driving down the road
Hello, This is a common sign of a failing CV joint. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to the wheels, essentially transferring the power from the drive train directly to the wheels. The CV...
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Car wont start or turn over battery is good
Hi there. In most cases, when you crank over the vehicle but it doesn't start, it's caused by one of three items. First, the sequence the technician recommended was to attempt to clear an error code that disables the ignition...
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no start
When the engine cranks but does not start, this is usually related to a fuel or ignition issue. Since this engine has a distributor, I would recommend checking the distributor, distributor cap, and rotor for any damages. Then I would...
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The clutch pedal doesn't spring back as quickly when it is cold outside.
Hi there. It is possible that the brake fluid may be freezing. When brake fluid gets old, it collects too much moisture causing water droplets to form in the fluid. This will gel up the fluid and cause it to...
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Rough Idle and Stalling at Operating Temp
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. Issues like dirty O2 sensors, EGR valve, or a malfunctioning mass air flow...
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6 bolts replacing waterpump. 1 bolt is 2x as long as others. Is this right and if so where does the long bolt go?
Hi there. You might want to search online for a repair and service manual for your 1999 Nissan Pathfinder; which will give you step-by-step instructions for completing this job correctly. If not, one of our mobile mechanics would be happy...
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2000 NIssan Frontier SE v6 3.3
Hello, thank you for writing in. The bank 2 sensors are going to be on the left side of the vehicle (the driver's side). Sensor 1 is going to be upstream from the catalytic converter. Depending on your engine code,...
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New battery and alternator but there is still no power in my 204 Xterra onve I turn it off.
Hi there. It sounds like you either have a defective alternator or there is another issue within the circuit for the charging system. I usually start by checking the output of the alternator. If it is not putting out the...
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Car won't start
Hi there. It sounds like you may have a failed starter or starter circuit. Always have the battery tested with a digital tester prior to testing or repairing any electrical components as an unhealthy battery will cause false test readings...
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I can not gain access to hose that has a split in it,
Hi there. Since we're not able to post images or download images from customers contacting us, it would be best for you to purchase a service and repair manual for your 1997 Infinity which will give you the diagrams and...
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What can cause heater to start blowing cold air and temperature to get really hot?
Generally when the engine temperature climbs and the heater airflow turns cold, coolant has stopped circulating throughout the system. This can be due to a few things. The thermostat may have failed and is restricting coolant flow. The water pump...
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I have a 93 Cutlass Ciera with a th125c transmission that wont shift out of first, a solenoid inside causing the vehicle not to change.
Hi there. The issue with the transmission is either the downshift cable is out of adjustment or the governor is leaking. Check the downshift cable and see if its too tight. If its too tight, the cable will need to...
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Vibration when driving my car at high speeds
Hi There, Shaking at high speeds is often times related to tires that may be out of balance, low on air, potentially a badly aligned front end or failing suspension components or ball joints. When any of these things are...
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I accidentally added 1 quart of Motor Oil into my transmission fluid what would happen?
If after you did this, you did NOT run the engine (thus operating the torque converter and oil pump in the transmission), nothing untoward will happen. The solution is to immediately remove the transmission oil pan, let everything thoroughly drain...
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my 98 Plymouth Grand Voyager expresso 3.3 liter V6 dies when I put it into gear what could cause this
Hi There, Your vehicle has something called a neutral safety switch that will prevent the vehicle from starting when it is in any gear position other than park or neutral. Occasionally, this switch can malfunction causing the car to stall...
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Maintenance cost
There are several reasons why a distributor can fail, ranging from improper installation, wrong support components such as the rotor or the distributor o-ring being the wrong size. It's best to have a professional mechanic complete the distributor replacement to...
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Battery is not charging properly
Hi There, This may be a sign of a failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while the engine turns the alternator....

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