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Would it be harder to install a new AC system if the old one is ripped out already for a long time?

Keep the AC system in the car until you are ready to get it repaired. There's a load of parts to an AC system and some of them are hard to access, you are likely to spend much more in labor costs ...
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Would it be harder to install a new AC system if the old one is ripped out already for a long time?

Don't rip it out. In addition to what GdD said, some parts of the system, particularly the evaporator core, likely make up part of the seal between the engine compartment and the heating/AC ductwork. ...
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What does, "Tighten with specifed torque at curb position of vehicle" mean?

This means that the final torqued setting has to be done with the vehicle sitting on its wheels so the suspension is in the "normal" position. So this can be on the pavement or when on a ramp but the ...
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heavy soot buildup in a new car on tailpipe

Check for an inoperational EGR system Things like a stuck EGR valve or disconnected/damaged EGR hose could explain the sooty exhaust, fumes in the cabin and apparent stumbling. Exhaust Gas ...
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My stereo turns off when I step on my brakes

I suspect you have a bad earth / earthing problem. Get an assistant to tell you what the tail lights are doing when you brake with the stereo on. I think voltage is probably leaking back somewhere. ...
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How to fix P0300 and P0304 error codes for Hyundai Accent 2009?

Those are misfire codes. You've likely got a problem with either the ignition or fuel delivery systems (or both). I would venture to propose that if you "know little about cars" then you are not ...
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2011 Hyundai Accent AC compressor doesn't kick in

First I would confirm you have proper charge. You will need gages for this. Just listening for a hiss is insufficient. Then I would check the primary circuit to the relay as you decided to do. Then ...
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is stepping on the gas while gear is on P(ark) spoil the car?

This won't damage the car. A mechanic often revs the engine to test things. If you rev the engine to max and leave it running at max for hours then it will suffer damage, but few do that.
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How to fix P0300 and P0302 error codes for Hyundai Accent 2008?

P0300 is the trouble code for random/multiple misfires. P0302 is the trouble code for misfires in cylinder #2. Common causes for misfires are : Bad spark plugs. Remove them and inspect them. Replace ...
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RPMs at 0 while driving. Can't re-start car without 45 min cooldown but then runs normal for 30 min

It is most likely a faulty crankshaft position sensor. This sensor tracks your engine r.p.m. That's why your tach goes to 0. On many cars when they fail while running the computer remembers where the ...
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Is it okay to mix tires of the same brand and size, but not same model?

There should be absolutely no issues doing as you are suggesting. It happens all the time where tire companies will discontinue one model and have a follow-on of a different one to replace it. ...
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My stereo turns off when I step on my brakes

It sounds like this could be a problem with the alternator. The alternator is what provides the electric to your car whilst it is running. If it is not functioning correctly then it will not have the ...
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When to repalce the Oil Filter on my Hyundai Accent 2006

It is recommended to also change the oil filter when changing the oil in any car. The diesel filter is also recommended, depending on the quality of fuel you use, it might be ok or clogging up already ...
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Would it be harder to install a new AC system if the old one is ripped out already for a long time?

Keep the system as intact as possible. Moisture is a big enemy for a lot of car systems and the A/C is no exception. Let's say you pulled out the heavy compressor and just left the lines open. Well,...
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I am in dilemma, need to change tyres/rims

Wider tyres won't generally make your car more stable - at least not to the extent that you'd notice on the type of road you're describing. Quality makes much more difference. If I were going to be ...
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Is it safe to drive using one different size tire?

The difference in tire size will not be great, so driving it with a different size for the fourth tire shouldn't cause you any huge issues if used for short term. There is a concern here, though. You'...
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My car stereo stopped playing any audio, but it seems to be functioning as normal otherwise

You vehicle may be equipped with a secondary audio amplifier. First thing I'd do is see about a fuse which might be powering this separately from the main audio. If the fuse is blown, there might be ...
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One or two lugnuts will move slightly when retorquing after replacing rotors

Things to look for: be sure surfaces between hub and rotor is clean. Be sure that the surfaces between rotor and wheel is clean. It is always recommended to recheck the lug nut torque after driving a ...
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Would it be harder to install a new AC system if the old one is ripped out already for a long time?

(Please consider this an extended comment, not particularly an answer to the question.) Wow, this question brings back old memories. I once knew this very crazy car racing enthusiast. He raced in a ...
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hyundai accent 2005 engin sound wired only when AC is on

there is a pretty strong drain on the engine when the AC is on and working properly. About 5 hp . If your system has a clog or something, it could be using more than that. Additionally if your car ...
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Rear wheels suddenly locked up on '07 Hyundai Accent

A likely cause is one, two or all three park brake cables are frozen in place by rust. When the brake is applied you have the huge mechanical advantage of the hand lever or foot pedal. You can over ...
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2001 Hyundai Accent no brake lights/hazards but blinkers work

Did you check Fuse #8 in the dash fuse box? This is a different source of power than the turn/tail lamps. The diagram below should allow you to figure out where the problem lies. If Fuse #8 is okay,...
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Brakes smoke and car slows down when driving

I would start with looking at the Brake Booster and especially at the vacuum-system there. Genreally, without ABS, you only have the following components The break lines, can be leaky. You should ...
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Very little engine oil

All vehicles consume some oil. How much depends on the specs of the engine and it's condition. A quick google search suggests others have experienced a quart per 1000 miles. That's a lot, but it's not ...
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Very little engine oil

If you take a look at this answer on another question related to oil, you can see that the oil light means that there is no oil pressure, and doesn't have anything to do with the level of oil. That ...
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The heater fan not coming on in my hyundai accent. Car has no A/C option

The basic parts of a blower system are the: blower motor blower motor resistor fuse wiring/connectors Turning your fan switch all the way up should bypass the blower motor resistor, but as you ...
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heavy soot buildup in a new car on tailpipe

All engines will create some soot, but it is usually unnoticeable. Excessive soot, is an indication there is something wrong, especially on a new car. There are two likely causes for this. Un-burned ...
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heavy soot buildup in a new car on tailpipe

Faint, white smoke in the exhaust is oil. Your car is burning motor oil. Check the dipstick to see if the oil level is low. There are a couple of possible reasons why the car is burning oil, none ...
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Loud Clicking/Groaning sound when braking at low speed

Given the age of the question I am sure it has been resolved by now. But it sounds like a badly worn brake rotor and pads. It's not unusual for brake noises to be especially noisy when just the right ...
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My stereo turns off when I step on my brakes

You have two issues that may or may not be related. Car doesn't start. This could be due to an empty or faulty battery, or a wiring problem. Do you have a multimeter? Check the battery voltage. If ...
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