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Csubak30

Amherst, OH

Fixed a few cars in my time.....lol 5 years shop service and a lifetime of vehicles being thrown at me for repair. Emergency services and maintenance for family and friends and friends of friends...you know how it goes!


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Is the check engine light on?


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Yup......valve cover gasket set is needed.


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Here's a video to assist you: https://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=AsmWNNu0t8YSFxtJOiCN5KSbvZx4?fr=yfp-t-745-s&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8&p=how%20to%20replace%202004%20kia%20sorento%20cabin%20air%20filter Scroll down to the video and click on the very first one. Will show all you need.


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Timing belt failures can be catastrophic for engines. Need to get belt on and timed correctly and see if the engine starts. Best to take to shop and have them test it for proper fire and compression. Rods, valves, lifters, you name it could have been damaged. Was the work under warranty?


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SRS is for the airbag restraint system....different issue, probably a loose wire harness under the front seats. The sound could be from a leak in the brake line or a caliper starting to freeze up on the brake cylinder. You will probably need an inspection to determine issue.


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Agree wih #1. Do you see heavy white smoke at the tailpipe? Bad headgasket. T-stat probably bad too!


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Here the procedure to replace the fuel filter: http://www.ehow.com/how_12217123_detailed-instructions-replacing-fuel-filter-2000-suzuki-vitara.html Do you have a check engine light on? Smelling fuel inside of the vehicle would not be a symptom of a bad fuel filter. Is is usually a symptom of a fuel line leak or an exhaust leak in front of the catalytic converter.


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Not unusual. Shocks are usually replaced from 50000 to 80000 miles on them depending on the vehicle and type of shocks.


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Get a free engine code read at autozone and post result on here to further assist you. The codes will narrow the possible issues for your problem. Could be as simple as bad spark plugs but need the codes to better assist.


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No, this is a problem that will cause tire wobble and eventually shear off the bolts. The bolts are probably stripped which is why they won't tighten further. Need to replace all the bolts for safety reasons. (Be sure the rim itself is not dented inward as well.)


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