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I got a recall on my Sonata : http://www.autoblog.com/2016/10/20/hyundai-sonatas-flying-sunroof-recall/.
Hi there. If you have received a recall notice from the dealership or manufacture, it is probably for a safety reason. Recalls are performed by the dealership as no cost to the owner of the vehicle. If your vehicle has...
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Stays idling when I put it in gear, and the car doesn't move. When forced into any gear without the clutch, the car does not shut off.
Hi there. The clutch may be worn and slipping causing the engine to stay running as the shifter is put into a gear selection. If the clutch was working, when put into gear and let off the clutch pedal, the...
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Spark plug chaos. Rubber stoppers are preventing the spark plugs from coming out.
Hi there. Try using a pair of small needle nose pliers to pull off the rubber boots from the spark plugs. As you pull, twist the rubber boots to break them free. If you cannot get the rubber boots off,...
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P2002 DTC Particulate Trap Efficiency Below Threshold
Hi there. The P2002 could be solved by checking the following conditions: Driving too slow or idling the engine too long will cause this code. It takes heat in the 932 F to 1112 F range to burn off...
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I have changed the clutch master cylinder seals on my car but the clutch pedal still does not return.
Hi there. Check the fluid in the reservoir. Top off all fluids that are low. If the fluid was low, then look for any visible leaks. If the fluid is full and there are no leaks, then check to see...
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My 2002 Nissan Maxima has a noise when I start it. The sound keeps emitting while driving and it becomes louder especially when I turn left and right.
Hi there. The noise could be either the alternator making a noise as the inside bearing could be wearing out or the windings could be old and dirty making a whining sound or the noise could be the power steering...
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Throttle control warning light is on and I have no power.
Hi there. The code P2127 is coming on for the throttle position sensor being disconnected or not communicating with the ECM (computer). Check the throttle position sensor to see if the resistance changes when the throttle is opened and closed....
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Idles and stalls again.
Hello, What you are describing sounds like a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds...
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Throttle Position Sensor
Hi There, It sounds like you are describing the symptoms of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor monitors the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on the...
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Transmission is not shifting
This may be a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission...
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Stalling out
Hi There, It sounds like you may have one or two possible issues. This may be related to a faulty MAP sensor which is causing the engine to stall as soon as a load is put on it. The other...
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Car will start but not completely
Hello. If you turn the key and the engine cranks over, but does not ignite, it's possible that you have a fuel or ignition system failure, ranging from mass air flow sensor to clogged or damaged fuel injectors and throttle...
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My car is shaking when I am not driving but still.
Hi There, 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...
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Problem is when I turn on my heat the inside of my car fogs up.
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a leak in your heater core causing the moisture to be heated up resulting in the fogging up of your windows. The [heater core]((https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/heater-is-not-working-inspection) is a small radiator like unit that circulates...
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I did the heads and the crankshaft sensor and the car still will not start
Hi there. There are many possibilities as to why the car won't start. First, if the crankshaft position sensor is improperly installed, ignition timing will be incorrect. It's also possible that the electrical harness attached to the crankshaft sensor is...
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Eps signal glows in dashboard.
Hi there. In many instance when the EPS indicator light illuminates on your dashboard, it's an indication of a failure in the electronic power steering system; either the motor, sensor or electrical harness. Since you're experiencing inconsistent operation of the...
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My cars makes a rhythmic tapping noise while idling and the noises accelerates and loud end when my rpms go up,
Without listening to the noise myself and going on what you describe then I would have to say it is an engine piston rod knocking inside the motor. You should have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic listen to the...
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Air sensor
Hi there. Unfortunately, we don't see many Daewoo Lanos' here in the United States and don't offer service and repair for these vehicles. You might want to look this component up through an online search engine or contact a local...
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no power to ignition switch
Hi there. Typically when electrical components or accessories start to fail, it's an indication of a bad main electrical relay. When the primary relay breaks, it can either restrict electrical flow to these components or allow full electrical flow; which...
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Brake Pulsation
If you are getting a pulsation only at high speed and stopping fast is going to be the brake rotors have a slight warpage or have hot spots on the rotors. You would need to replace the rotors and the...
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the controls on my steering wheel are not working including horn
Hi there. Most likely your problem is related to a faulty wire inside the steering column or the ignition lock cylinder or assembly. You might want to have a professional mobile mechanic complete an electrical problems inspection.
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Brake calipers
If you cannot produce any brake pressure from the master cylinder then the master cylinder when it was pushed all the way to the floor during bleeding the brakes caused debris in the master cylinder bore to foul the pistons...
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How long will it take to remove and replace the engine and transmission.
Hi Chuck. That really depends on your tools, equipment and experience. Some professional mechanics with engine lifts and air tools can remove the accessories, motor and transmission mounts in less than two hours. The best advice I can offer is...
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Whether I should by a 2003 escalade with 300,000 miles on it?
Hi there. 300,000 miles is a lot for a 2003 Escalade, however, mileage tends to be less of an impact with today's technology. The critical thing to determine is how well maintained the vehicle as been; and how many previous...
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Windshield wipers not spraying fluid just clicks.
Hi there. What you are describing is an indication of either a clogged washer fluid tube or a faulty washer fluid motor. The best way to diagnose this problem is to have a professional mobile mechanic come to your location...