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2005 Hyundai Sonata GL 4dr Sedan I4 Manual

2005 Hyundai Sonata
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Mid-Size
22 mpg city / 30 mpg hwy
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May 28, 2013, 10:44 am

Sekhar V
 

Question: My car struggles to pick up speed when moving from a dead stop....

My car struggles to pick up speed when moving from a dead stop and sometimes at speeds around 45 - 55mph it feels stalls. It's smooth at highway speeds of 65+ mph.

Is it a fuel system problem (dirt / water) or something more complex?

I have not checked the transmission fluid levels.

Thank you in advance.


June 8, 2013, 11:17 am

Elizabeth K
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That could be caused by several different things, so you'll need to have it properly diagnosed. Basic tune-up parts could cause that problem, so that's a good place to start. If that doesn't work, the next step would be to test your fuel pressure, it sounds low.


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June 11, 2013, 3:11 pm

Sekhar V
 

Thank you for the reply!

Turned out that it was the (spark plug} cable kit and a couple of sensors that got fried due to that. $1200+ and 10 days later...


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June 11, 2013, 3:55 pm

Elizabeth K
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That's steep, but at least it's fixed. Thanks for the follow-up.


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