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2001 Hyundai Sonata, just got it four days ago. Driven if 500 miles and at the carwash it died and took forever to start again. When started the check engine light was on and it hesitated A LOT while driving. Was fine til this. Tried restarting when I was home and had to give it lots of gas to restart it. It has a thirty day powertrain warranty that should cover this. My mechanis told me yesterday (again before this all happened) that it had a leaking right axle half shaft that was likely a seal issue.

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  • soycitymassa Aug 28, 2010

    Thank you. I am suppose to take it into their mechanic for the half shaft leak on Monday. I will tell them about the issue then. Maybe I will take it to autozone tomorrow though and post the codes here so I have an idea. Thanks so much.



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Most likely the half shaft shouldn't be the reason for the engine light being on. If the check engine light is still on you can take it to your local auto zone and they can scan the trouble codes for free. Once you have those codes you can post them back here and it will be much easier to narrow down the possible culprits. If you have a 30 day power train warranty have it repaired under that warranty ASAP, as it's definitely an engine/powertrain issue.
Thank you,

Posted on Aug 28, 2010

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    Lee A. Aug 28, 2010

    Your very welcome. I look forward to hearing back from you. I hope worst case they can take care of everything on monday.
    Thanks again,



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