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How do I flush stop leak out of engine/radiator?
If somebody has put 'stop leak' inside the radiator, it will flow through the entire coolant system and has possibly created an obstruction in the heater core or other cooling system component. If you flush the system, it's possible the...
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High Pitched Squealing
Hi there. The old wives tale of putting water on a serpentine belt actually is true. The water creates a temporary shift in weight distribution and can reduce the squealing noise. My suspicion is that your belt is probably fine,...
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Lost power steering and now my brake and battery light are on is the car safe to drive
Check the brake fluid level in the master cylinder. If the fluid level is normal and the brakes work normally, it might be safe to drive to a repair shop but beyond that, no, it is definitely not safe to...
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My belt and pulley fell off. What would cause this? Also, there is Green fluid leaking from front driver side.
The idler pulley or tensioner pulley may have seized up causing the pulley and belt to come off the engine. When these parts come off with the engine running, depending on how fast the engine was running (how high the...
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my beetle burning oil
The specifications for the engine oil on your vehicle should be on a sticker under the hood. Normally, it is located on the radiator cover, the front of the hood, or on an emission sticker near the firewall. The information...
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Air suspenion compressor is not working
The compressor runs off of a relay that may have failed. The relay will be located in one of the underhood panels. ( Mercedes calls them SAM's). But don't run out and buy a relay yet, they're expensive and you...
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How much does it cost to get a new transmission in a 2001 toyota solara
The Solara was equipped with either a 4 cylinder or 6 cylinder engine and both manual and automatic transmissions were used. If you have the 6 cylinder with an automatic transmission the transmission itself (re-manufactured, off the shelf) is "roughly"...
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Ford Windstar doesn't start
Starters motors can display intermittent operation if they are faulty. You could also have a faulty ignition switch that is failing intermittently. With a fully charged battery, if the starter motor does not run with the key held in the...
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Starting problems - Cranks but don't start.
Hi there. The fuel pump is working, but the computer is fighting the resistance that the pump is putting out. I recommend replacing the fuel pump with the correct year of the vehicle to ensure that the resistance is the...
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Fuel pump 2001 Toyota Sequoia
Hello - check the fuel pump fuse(s) first, then make sure the [fuel pump relay](https://www.yourmechanic.com/question/is-the-problem-my-fuel-pump-relay-or-connector-by-scott-s is passing current to the fuel pump. The relay may have burned contacts and is not passing enough current to run the pump. You may...
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What would happen if the wrong catalytic converter was installed in my 2001 Toyota Camry
Hello. The wrong converter will cause your check engine light to come on and will cause you to not pass emissions. It can also cause some performance and efficiency issues over time. There are specific converters built for all vehicles...
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Brakes not performing well.
Hello. After the new brakes were installed the stopping power of the braking system should be about fully restored. If you are noticing that you have to press down harder to stop the vehicle there could be several things causing...
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oil light, security light, and battery light stay on after key is off and removed from ignition, whipers also quit working.
Hello. You likely have issue with your ignition switch or fuse box. More than likely it is a problem with your ignition switch. When an ignition switch goes bad internally it may cause other components to be stay on and...
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motor mounts cracked on a car i just purchased. Did I get a good deal?
Hi. If you have that amount of problems with the vehicle the seller should be willing to compensate you in some form or fashion, though $700 does seem like a decent deal. Motor mounts cracking are a common maintenance need...
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Why does my car keep stalling?
Hi There, I believe you may have a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the motor. This sensor relays vital...
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Clutch issues 2001 Saturn SL1
Hi - I think your clutch disc is all used up, or has gotten oil on it, and you are due for a new clutch. It should not be slipping under a load like this of course. I recommend a...
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Warning lights still on 2001 Pontiac Grand Am
Hi there - the next level of diagnostics are going to be required - specifically the ABS system. (Top level OBD II codes aren't enough here) I suspect you have a wheel speed sensor that is dirty or malfunctioning. These...
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Sway bar links bad
The rear sway bar links may not be noticed they are bad unless you have weight in the back of the car or are making highway maneuvers like changing lanes. The links help to keep the rear of the car...
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Does oil pan out of a Crown Vic with the engine in the car? 2001 Ford Crown Vic
Hello - yes, removing the oil pan with the engine in the car requires you to raise the engine slightly (disconnect motor mounts and drop the exhaust pipes), and it's a bit tedious, but it can be done. Check this...
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Will a Oxygen senor keep your car from cranking
You could completely remove the oxygen sensor(s) from the vehicle and that would not prevent the engine from starting. However, if you have a bad coolant temperature sensor which prevents the ECM/PCM from adjusting the air fuel ratio at start-up,...

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