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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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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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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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Wiper fluid only squirts out for a second - Hyundai Accent 2006

The blockage probably isn't in the nozzle, it's right at the inlet of the pump. Some have a screen, many don't. You can wire the pump backwards temporarily, to run the pump in the other direction ...
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How long does it take for engine damage to show up after running without enough oil?

There is no clearly defined time after which low oil damage will become apparent. But your experience sounds typical to me. There are any number of Youtube videos that show running engines without ...
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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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Does free revving a diesel engine to 4000 rpm (1.6 crdi- hyundai) cause any damage?

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 ...
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How do I install a turbocharger and a supercharger on a 2008 Hyundai Accent?

I suspect a 96bhp 1.4 engine would struggle to provide enough power to spin up a supercharger and two turbochargers. I also suspect that the charging units you have chosen would not be well matched ...
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Will driving car without coolant cap do long term damage to car?

If you didn't overheat the car, then you've done no damage. The radiator cap seals the system and allows pressure to build (to a point), which raises the boiling point of the coolant. This allows it ...
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How do brake lines connect to their respective fittings?

Getting them to break loose is the biggest challenge. I use a good penetrate, soak them several times over 3-4 days, use high quality brake line wrenches to turn the nuts to prevent rounding the ...
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Canister purge valve constantly opening

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 ...
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Weird "old"-sounding engine noise. What's the problem?

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 ...
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Weird "old"-sounding engine noise. What's the problem?

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 ...
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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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Is car lift required to change '03 Hyundai Santa Fe timing belt?

It depends on the car, but it's plausible that the best way to change the belt is to drop the engine. Even if dropping the engine isn't required, changing a timing belt on a modern car is often a very ...
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Is car lift required to change '03 Hyundai Santa Fe timing belt?

I found this - NOTE: Santa Fe – Due to limited space within the engine compartment it may be necessary to remove the engine from the vehicle or the gearbox mounting and left-hand side driveshaft to ...
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Brand New Hyundai Santa Fe 2016 2.4 L uses 15 L/100KM

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. ...
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Hand turned the crankshaft while in gear. Clutch damage?

It's fine I did a similar job on a 2003 model recently. I kid car. Luckily, I didn't have any bent valves to deal with. Turning the engine over with the head off and the car in gear won't hurt ...
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Thick white (maybe blue) smoke from tailpipe while accelerating, then the smoke stopped and car runs normally

Per your edit, you said the mechanic replaced a PCV valve that was stuck open, causing the excessive smoking. PCV in this case stands for Positive Crankcase Ventilation. The valve is located on the ...
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Hyundai Getz - A/C (interior) blower doesn't turn off

Some vehicles let the blower motor run 15 to 30 seconds after the vehicle is turned off. Others turn it back on 5 to 15 minutes after the vehicle has been turned off. This is done to blow off the ...
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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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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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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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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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How do brake lines connect to their respective fittings?

It is just as @Ben stated ... it will have a double inverted flare with metric threads. Look it up online and find the exact part (brake line) to match. It will save you a bunch of time and a whole ...
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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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They said I had no oil or coolant in my 2016 Elantra

According to this owner's manual, the 2016 Elantra needs 4.23 qts (page 651 in PDF). I don't see a dedicated "Low oil level" warning light on the instrument cluster, just an Engine Oil Pressure ...
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Hyundai Tucson dash lights

The engine oil stayed on because it indicates low oil pressure, theres no oil pressure until the engine is running. The battery light stayed on because it indicates the alternator isn't charging. It ...
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