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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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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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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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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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Without knowing the cause, it's hard to say whether or not it is a safety issue, but it could be - it would be worth it to take it to a mechanic to determine the cause. It might be as simple as a loose muffler hanger, or it could be a broken strut or something else that could let go and leave you stranded.


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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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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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The keys don't necessarily need a rubber head to be 'smart keys', some embed a small resistor inside of them that isn't very noticeable. The fact that the cylinder turns at all means the grooves aren't too worn, etc. It either matches the lock wafers or it doesn't. I would look online for a programming method for new keys. It's likely that the battery went ...


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Cheap waterpumps - like any mechanical component - can fail quickly, sometimes this happens. Do you have a warranty on the replacement pump? Also, are you certain that the water pump has been replaced? It's not too uncommon for some mechanics to skip the water pump replacement because the pump "still looks good" only for it to fail shortly after the timing ...


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It seems to be the stabilizer links which transfer weight between the left and right sides of a vehicle when it turns, transferring some of the lateral force exerted in a turn to the opposite side of the vehicle, which allows the body of the vehicle to stay stable. It is not dangerous to drive without it, but the ride will be less enjoyable :). ...


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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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I found these instructions on this site. According to the instructions, the battery is a simple CR2032 battery, found anywhere you can find batteries (like Wal-Mart, or whatever). If there is a second transmitter, use it. If not, you can try opening the door with the key, then using the key in the ignition. This works in some vehicles, but once the alarm ...


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Two questions, since you checked your spark plugs for spark... Can you get to your fuel rail on top of your head? If so, can you disconnected? I ask, because the "poor man's" way of checking the fuel pump is to disconnect the fuel rail and see fuel coming as soon as you turn the ignition to the accessory position. Listening for the pump can be difficult ...


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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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The brake light in the dash can come on if your brake reservoir is below where it should be. Check this, but before you do, double check to see if you need brakes. If you just pour brake fluid into your reservoir and need your brake pads replaced, you'll make a mess as you'll have too much fluid in. If you do need brake fluid, clean off the cap of the ...


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I have an Audi, and the physical key sets and releases the alarm system. So it should not set the alarm if you use the key to open the doors. Did you actually try to unlock the car with the key and it sets the alarm off? When my battery dies, and the FOB is disconnected from the car I have to plug the key into the slot, and turn the car on/off (not the ...


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P0122. The throttle position sensor of your vehicle can be checked with a graphing scanner. Voltages and operation can be watched from the comfort of the drivers seat. The voltages of the terminals can be further checked with a voltmeter on the wiring for correct voltages or shorts. P0410. The EGR has a vacuum operated valve which needs to be checked for ...


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Could also be failure on heater switch mechanics. It depends on hot/cool selector type but if it is mechanical then select should never feel loose when turning from cool to hot or the other way round. If selector is mechanical which means hot/cool valve is operated by some kind of rigid cable or steel rod and it is not uncommon for them to break at ...


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Without any other symptoms or issues, I would assume you just ran over something that your tire threw into the body of your car. Like a piece of a re-tread tire. Look under the hood for anything that looks out of place and check under the car for any fluid that might be leaking. If you don't find anything just keep driving and pay attention for anything ...


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Your question is seriously long. I will try to help with just a few here. Car is hard to shift into gear on inclines. Make sure your engage your parking brake prior to releasing your foot off the brake once you have parked and are ready to turn the car off. This will allow the brake to so the braking and holding job and not the transmission. If you have a ...


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Personnaly I would go with an Hyundai sensor since it's made and calibrated for your vehicule. Does the Hyundai and Nissan part are the same price new? If so, why using / hacking a Nissan sensor as the other one is plug an play? That being said, if you proceed with the Nissan sensor, make sure you remember the fix as if a problem arise later on it can be ...


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Water pumps are expected to last at least as long as the timing belt change interval. It's a relatively cheap part in a high labor location, so it's common to replace it with the timing belt just to potentially save on labor later on. It shouldn't fail so rapidly, however, it is possible. Bad parts and early failures do happen sometimes.


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It's more likely to be the relay than the fuel pump. And the run-on of the fuel pump is much more likely to be heard after cranking, rather than just when ignition is enabled. You don't want the fuel pump to be running if the engine isn't turning over as that creates a fire hazard should you be in a crash. I know of several cars configured like this and the ...


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I just got this same car for my daughter. Same thing: power window button, but no separate button to lock/unlock the doors. However the doors will all sync to the drivers door, at least they're supposed to, using either the key from the outside or the toggle next to the door handle. In our particular case, all the doors will synch to lock, but they're ...


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Checking with Kelly Blue Book the power window and power locks are listed as separate options. Looking at past reviews some state that the power door locks were standard equipment and are operated by the key fob (remote). The fob is supposed to unlock all the doors according to the original sales information I have found. I would check the fuse panel to see ...


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There use to be a say that you never changed you transmission fluid from whatever to whatever, due to detergents eating up any little bit of soil that might have been holding a leak back. Assuming you used the same fluid type, and the other fluid was filthy enough to have a positive viscosity gain, the new fluid might have found the weakest link. Look for ...


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The transmission flush usually involves some kind of a cleaner going into the transmission to dissolve varnish and to dislodge the buildup of particles. As the transmission works, the gears touch one another and wear small particles away and those collect in the crevices and nooks in the housing and pan. Whereas if you were to get a fluid change, this means ...


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If you can get a hold of the wiring diagrams for your car you could probably figure it out. Both the transmission gear wiring and lock and unlock likely go to the Smart Junction Control Box (SJB) if you can pull the wiring diagram for that (It will have ton of stuff though) you can trace where the gear indicator wiring comes from and whether it will be ...


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A heavy misfire is indicated by a blinking Check Engine or Service Engine Soon light. Few days ago, AC went offline and the misfire vanished The fact that there was a fuse issue involving the A/C Compressor. I'm going to put my finger on one of the following scenarios: A/C Compressor is binding or damaged internally. I am not going to say it's ...



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