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Here is where I would start. First check the tension of the belt, just a quick push on the belt and you'll be able to tell, if its firm it's good, but if the belt has slack you'll need to tighten a tensioner pulley, or tighten down the pump or other pulley somewhere. Also while the car is running, go check the serpentine belt and watch it to make sure it isn'...


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This is what I use for plastics There other brands and types but this is specifically the best I have found for the price. There is better but pricey. Pull the door panel for best results. Clean both parts to be joined with alcohol and let dry. Mix an appropriate amount of epoxy, while it is thin, butter both halves you want to join but don't assemble ...


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Relax! Your car is designed to take MUCH MUCH more substantial punishment than what you have explained here. It is very difficult to determine the suspension travel distance of a particular car but be rest assured, since you have a fairly new car this small incident should not be something you should be worried about. For instance, I have almost done a ...


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Assuming there is good belt tension, there may be an issue with your alternator's voltage regulator, which is built into the alternator in most modern vehicles. While your alternator tested good, the voltage regulator may have an intermittent issue which could explain the erratic performance you are experiencing. I recommend either replacing the alternator,...


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At most, you may have knocked the alignment out, however you probably didn't damage the suspension otherwise. If the shocks are really old, they can start to leak if you hit the bumpstops hard, however you probably didn't do much to the car if you didn't notice the suspension instantly collapse downwards or make noises/knocks/etc after you went over it. ...


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It is likely for something not fitted on your car. For manufacturing cost savings wiring harnesses are made so that they can fit a number of different versions of the car. Unused bits are just left unplugged.


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The best way to fix it is to replace it. You may find a match at a salvage yard.


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The symptoms you're experiencing sound very much as if the car's ECU is detecting a fault condition and putting the car into "Limp mode" in order to protect itself from damage (this would be the flashing Check Engine Light and loss of power). Given the engine seems to run fine for a while this would tally with the idea of a wiring/electrical fault providing ...


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Well guess what, I ended up paying 200$ for an auto place to ridicule me. As I stated in the OP, I had changed the huge ground on the passenger side motor mounting bracket, but I put a subwoofer ground cable: 6mm enveloppe, 4mm wire diameter, which is wayyy too thin! Therefore, not enough amperage was passing through. I feel like an idiot now. Never replace ...


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There probably isn't a lot to worry about from hitting a speed bump at 15mph over the recommended speed. The shocks are designed to take a beating. Over time they do wear out but since they are still relatively new I would doubt you'd see much damage from a single incident. The bottom line is that anything and everything on the car could sustain damage from ...


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It is very possible to damage the struts and shocks on a small vehicle hitting a speed bump. It is more a vehicle weight, speed of impact issue and reaction time of the shock to absorb that energy rather than size of speed bump. I blew 4 MacPherson struts on a Toyota Corolla and the struts were after market replacements (Munroes). I doubt very much that ...


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