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Why could my vehicle be shaking around 60mph after hydroplaning?

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 ...
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Why could my vehicle be shaking around 60mph after hydroplaning?

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 ...
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Can cats leave scratch marks on cars?

It's hard to be sure, but that looks like single-stage paint (without a hard-wearing clearcoat). If so, it is relatively soft paint that could easily be scratched. Judging by the angle of attack (and ...
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Can cats leave scratch marks on cars?

My experience with cats is that they do enjoy sticking their claws into something soft to sharpen them. Cats will completely destroy furniture this way. The scratches you are showing are on hard metal ...
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Front left controller arm corroded and broke on my 2002 Hyundai Elantra

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 ...
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2007 Hyundai Elantra - Car beep when I lock the door no longer working

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 ...
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Why could my vehicle be shaking around 60mph after hydroplaning?

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 ...
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2007 Hyundai Elantra - Car beep when I lock the door no longer working

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 ...
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Should I change automatic transmission fluid JUST because it's brown?

Changing the fluid will not "take it over the edge". Indeed it's often the first thing to do if the auto has a problem. Having said that, I wouldn't change it just because of the colour
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Should I change automatic transmission fluid JUST because it's brown?

Generally speaking, there is no harm in changing an automotive fluid. In fact, new fluid usually performs better than old fluid, whatever the purpose of the fluid. New fluid is clean, has the proper ...
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Can cats leave scratch marks on cars?

I saw my sisters cat attempt to jump up on my car and then slide down the side leaving scratch marks where there were non previously, so to answer your questions, yes, without a doubt cats can scratch ...
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Replaced belts and they still squeak

belt tension I would imagine that the belt is not tightened enough with the tensioner pulley. When you turn on your heat on some cars the air conditioner pump button on the dash will default to on. ...
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my hyundai vin code is not valid

If you haven't solve your problem with your VIN, I've been researching about this topic because I have similar problem and I've found that the 9th digit is the result of an error-checking algorithm, ...
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Why could my vehicle be shaking around 60mph after hydroplaning?

If it is occurring at only a certain speed range it is most likely a wheel out of balance but could also be belt separation. If you take your vehicle to the location you got the tires many will do ...
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Can cats leave scratch marks on cars?

Yes, they technically can, but no, it's not the case in your pictures. A cat does have sufficient power to scratch a car (given certain criteria are met), but it will not do that unless the cat lands ...
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2005 hyundai elantra error code p0501

It should be fine. You probably need a right front wheel speed sensor. At worst the speedometer will stop working until the sensor is replaced.
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Tire bulge: Should I replace all four or just the one?

Replace just the front two. I don't recommend used tires because it would be near impossible to find a tire that is in the same condition(age, tread, tread patter, same brand, etc)as your other front ...
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Hyundai Elantra 2001 wont start. Hear sound from the top of the engine when I turn the key on

Have you checked your battery voltage? I bet if you've let it sit for a while, the battery is dead. Especially true if it's the original Hyundai battery. They are about the weakest part on the car. ...
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sludge in radiator after shaving head 2005 Hyyndai Elantra manual transmission

You have some oil getting into your cooling system. This can be caused by a bad head gasket or not properly torquing the heads to the block of the engine. When oil gets into the radiator it gets ...
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2001 Elantra keeps throwing the same check engine light code

With the P0422 code, it can either be the O2 or the cat which is bad. Do as @JuannStrauss said at first and see if you can clean the O2 sensor. You don't do this by taking it out, but rather running ...
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Water pump lifetime

I have 300 miles on my second water pump. They had to put another one in. 6 months on the 4th water pump. Had it replaced today under warranty and its noisy. I pointed it out to mechanic an hour ...
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Car shakes while stopped with my brake pressed

My first thought would be the motor mounts. They isolate the vibration of engine from the frame.
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2004 Hyundai Elantra stalling when tank is full

i know this problem your evap canister needs to be changed its full saturated with fuel it cant take any more vapors in it which will cause a very rich mixture in you manifold and probably will stall ...
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2014 Hyundai Elantra - Spilling water sound

I am not familiar with your specific vehicle, but I have encountered similar issues when all there was air in the cooling system. The heater and defroster works by using a heater core which is like ...
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I have no interiors lights and my fuses are OK, what could be the cause?

All those items that do not work are powered by the passenger compartment fuse box, this is powered by the Ignition switch, which is powered by a 40 amp fusible link, I suspect a ignition switch issue....
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Why could my vehicle be shaking around 60mph after hydroplaning?

Steering wheel vibration is caused by many things like brakes, suspension, but i think in your case its certainly your tires. Now 2 things could be happening. A) tires were deformed by the dirt ...
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bleeding of brakes on my elantra 2005

Bleeding the brakes on the Hyundais & Kias with ESC is a bit different than bleeding them the way we used to back in the day. One of the things you'll need to do it correctly is a Hi-Scan (Pro) ...
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my hyundai vin code is not valid

First of all, I don't know if this will answer your question, but I wanted to point out the irregularities in the VIN you provided. On this website, it gives a breakdown of how the Hyundai VIN should ...
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What is the light bulb in the center of my 2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring headlamp assembly called?

According to the Hyundai website, that is the low beam (#5 below). This image is looking at the back of the headlight assembly. Source: http://www.hemanual.org/...
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Jack and Jack stand points for a 2011 Hyundai Elantra besides the tire jack points?

Look for long beams that run (most of) the length of the car. You will often find brake lines and fuel lines attached to these. These beams are my favourite places to place stands, just stay away form ...
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