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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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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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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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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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Very little oil, engine starts and there’s ticking, topped up with oil but the car loses power still. Is it fixable?

I hate to say it, but when the oil is that low and it starts running bad, there's more than likely severe internal engine damage. Most likely you have done damage to the bearings, rings, and camshaft(...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Will putting a 5x115 lug pattern wheel on 5x114.3 fit?

tl dr: Don't use anything but the proper lug pattern/size. The biggest problem with using a lug pattern which doesn't match exactly is you will most likely never get the wheel to align correctly. It ...
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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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Jack and Jack stand points for a 2011 Hyundai Elantra besides the tire jack points?

You can place your jack under the rear cross member, like #17 in the picture below, to lift it. The cross-member is what all the suspension parts are attached to. It is one of the strongest parts of ...
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Why does my car shut off when put in reverse

My guess would be that the original fault that caused a spark that ignited your battery is still there. Selecting reverse may be making the engine and transmission move so that it is pulling on a ...
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My auto defroster runs constantly after a windshield replacement

The moisture sensor is either open because of a broken wire or the connector is unseated. Another possibility is the circuit is shorted because of bent connector pins. Either condition (constant open/...
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Windshield Replacement on 2005 Hyundai Elantra, Key Fob no longer working?

It seems likely to me that before replacing the windshield, the shop disconnected the battery as a safety precaution. As such, the car lost its FOB programming. According to the information here: Key ...
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Brake noise only when releasing brakes

It could be your brake booster. The brake booster is the device that puts the "power" in power brakes. It operates from engine vacuum. A momentary sigh from the brake booster is harmless. To ...
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turn off the car while the gear shifter (N)?

As others have mentioned, the ignition cylinder should not be releasing the key for you to remove it unless the transmission is in Park. However, the vast majority of automatic transmission vehicles ...
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2014 Hyundai Elantra wouldn't start

While it is possible for the ignition switch to cause your problem. I would suggest taking it to a shop unless you a comfortable diagnosing it your self. When the problem is happening check the S ...
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2010 Hyundia Elantra, are these repairs necessary?

The first four of those are general service items - so it very much depends on the service schedule of the car (which should be listed in the handbook) - as an example, a quick search suggests that ...
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