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You stated you had dirt in your wheels from the incident. Two things could be happening to you: You still have dirt in one or more of your wheels causing an imbalance. A simple scrub will take care of the issue. You threw one or more of your wheel weights. These are the things which keep the wheel/tire from vibrating. You'd need to take it to a tire shop ...


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Even though you state that no curb was hit, it could be that you still hit something small while sliding and that could have affected the alignment of the wheels. Or if there really was no obstacle hit, simply switching from the road to dirt at an angle could have been a shock to the wheels. Happened to me once to hydroplane at ~30km/h and hit a side curve ...


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You have severe case of corrosion. The part is called the lower control arm. Its function is to maintain the tire in the correct position. Do not attempt to drive the vehicle. In the best case scenario you will cause more damage, the tire could hit the fender, the axle could separate or you can bend something else. In the worst case you kill someone when ...


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I believe your Elantra has a switch under the hood which detects if it is latched or not. All of the doors, trunk lid/rear hatch, and hood must be closed or the "beep" will not occur. Since you stated the hood was somewhat smashed, it may not be "closing" the switch telling it the hood is down. In other words, your car's security system may be operating ...


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From the owners manual. Alarm Stage The alarm will be activated if any of the following occurs while the car is parked and the system is armed. A front or rear door is opened without using the transmitter or the ignition key. The trunk lid or tail gate is opened without using the transmitter or the ignition key. The hood is opened. ...


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Typically it's just a pollen filter that's more for occupants comfort. In older cars you would very occasionally get a dead bumble bee through a vent but I'd say that six days unfiltered shouldn't cause much of a problem for you.


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Sliding sideways into the dirt on the shoulder could cause a bent rim. I would have suspected you would be more likely to feel that at about 45mph but if the bend is relatively light, this could be the cause. Taking the car in for re-balancing would likely find the problem quickly.


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Short answer - no. It's perfectly okay. And , it's also perfectly okay to be annoyed. It's one of those things mechanics like to do (no offence to anyone). Similar to endlessly hitting refresh on a windows machine. Your car, as do most modern cars, has a rev-limiter and unless you've crossed that by downshifting, there's no need to be worried. Please ...


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tl;dr: Steering feedback means different things to different people. Ultimately, however, it's about using the steering wheel as both an input and an output device. At a very high level, the concept of steering feedback has to do with the user interface of the car. If we restrict the discussion to just the wheel in front of you, it's easy to imagine that ...


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Seems a horn was damaged. Some cars use the vehicle's horn to "beep" as a response. Others use a separate horn. Pop the hood and look in the front grille area. Use the diagram below to guide you. Do the following: Check the horn connector. Is it fully connected? Is the horn connector broken? Is the horn itself broken? A smashed horn might still work at ...


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This requires a bit of mechanical know-how and some time... An O2 sensor can be tested with a multimeter that measures millivolts. You'll need to securely attach one lead to the signal wire of the sensor and the other to a good ground on the car. This all has to stay in place with the car running... Fire up the engine and look at the voltage reading of ...


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Combustion Chemistry from Princeton This isn't much of an answer but here is some data from a Princeton class related to Combustion Chemistry. You will see that the table you are looking for is plotted. Here is the link to the PDF. Manufacturers of Emission Controls Association Here is a study from Manufacturers of Emission Controls Association. ...


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it sounds like valves Your valves are at the top of the motor under the black cover. They are reciprocating devices, they move in and out and are operated by a camshaft that is spinning at half the RPM of the crankshaft. As your cam rides on top of a tappet or 'bucket' the clearance between the cam and the tappet/bucket can increase or decrease over time. ...


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While @DucatiKiller is most likely correct, there is another possible reason for this noise, that being a leaking exhaust manifold. If the exhaust manifold is leaking at the head, it will make an almost indistinguishable noise from that of the tappets. It too rises and falls with engine RPM, just like tappet noise. It comes from the same basic location (head ...


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The Purge is controlled by the PCM with a pulse width modulated switch signal. It is normal for it to cycle rapidly. This allows small amounts of the fuel vapor to be metered into the cylinders. This method allows the system maintain fuel control. One of the main jobs of the evaporative control system purge valve is to maintain a slight negative pressure ...


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Quite the list you have there. I'm not sure about some of the issues but, maybe this will give you someplace to start. In general, the car doesn't have as much power as it did before. Turning on the AC makes takes an even bigger chunk out of the power, but it seems like to a large extent than other cars I have driven. The car will regularly ...


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The lifespan of a replaced waterpump will vary with quality. You have no way of knowing what type of pump you paid for. Was it a factory new pump, an aftermarket new pump, rebuilt pump or remanufactured pump. Factory pump is an exact replacement of what the car came with High quality new aftermarket pump may include improvements to the original design ...


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As a general rule, high pressure hoses will have crimped connections on them. The small clamp connectors are on the pump feed and return hoses, which are low pressure lines. They typically don't leak as often as the high pressure ones do. The high pressure line, according to the diagram you posted, comes from the PS pump and enters the rack. There is a ...


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I fixed a 1998 Ford Contour that wouldn't start after sitting for a while in cold weather. The problem was a corroded ground connector in the wiring at the fuel pump. A couple years later, it was left sitting again, and sure enough, it wouldn't start. Same problem, same fix. It can happen, though I'm not sure I would have believed it if I hadn't seen it ...


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The sensor should not cause the engine to stall. All of the accessories not working (power steering and brakes) would be normal with a stalled engine. What I would be looking at is the fuel pump might be going bad. A mechanic can easily check this by placing a fuel pressure sensor on the fuel line to check the pressure. If the engine is losing fuel pressure, ...


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If you got a low point discharge, your battery is damaged. Some chemical processes can not be reconverted from that point. If you drive around for some time, your battery will get warm and have a little bit more charge then cold. That could be enough to start the car once again. You don't loose anything if you try to charge you battery. Maybe you are lucky. ...


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You may want to review this answer of mine. The tests outlined there for heater resistor continuity and response to lean/rich conditions assume a fully functional sensor. If the behavior under testing doesn't match what is outlined there, you know that the sensor has an issue.


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15L/100 km is around 15.6 mpg, which is lower than the 19-25 mpg rating provided by fueleconomy.gov for this Santa Fe. Given that the car is brand new, it should still be under manufacturer warranty. You should have the car inspected by a dealership.


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Getting them to break loose is the biggest challenge. I use a good penetrate, soak them several times over 3-4 days, use brake line wrenches to turn the nuts to prevent rounding the brake line nuts, as they are soft steel. Cheap brake line wrenches will round the nuts, buy good quality wrenches of the proper size, metric or american. Use a wrench on the ...


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Yes a Spring Compressor Tool is required to change that strut. Here is a picture of the strut, based on this design you will have to use the spring compressor for replacement.


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It could be various things: loose fixing on a strut worn damper washers broken or loose mount points damaged universal joint And various others. I would definitely recommend getting it checked out, as if it broke at speed and was a component that keeps the wheel in contact with the ground then steering could get...interesting, with the front left ...


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DTC P0122 Throttle postion sensor (TPS) switch A circuit low input Possible causes include: Poor connection Open or short to ground Faulty TPS Faulty PCM DTC P0401 EGR flow insufficient Possible causes include: Faulty EGR vavle Fauty PCM


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Ok for the benefit of the question I will answer this. After much mucking around for quite a bit it seemed both the rear and front shocks had to be replaced, when they did the first test they just replaced the front then put the old ones back in, then swapped out the rear. They decided to swap the front again while the new rear ones were in and the ride went ...


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First you need to under stand what the numbers mean. 155 - tread width in millimeters 70 - tire sidewall height expressed as a percentage of the tire width 13 - rim diameter in inches With this in mind, as your tire width becomes smaller, the tire sidewall height becomes smaller as well, so the overall tire height becomes shorter. This will make the ...


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I'll assume you have a standard shift transmission. If this is the case, your problem lies with a bad clutch. You'll need to get it replaced to fix the issue. If this is an automatic transmission, you either have low fluid or your clutches/bands are fried, which would mean a replacement or rebuild.



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