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How to Check the 5 Essential Fluids in Your Car
Checking your oil and adding engine coolant, brake fluid, power steering fluid, and windshield washer fluid are essential for maintaining your car.
How to Diagnose and Repair a Faulty Windshield Washer Pump
The role of your vehicle’s windshield washer pump is to take the washer fluid from the reservoir and circulate it through the tubes to the car’s windshield washer nozzles. The...
How to Replace an Anti-Lock Brake Fluid Level Sensor on Most Modern Cars
The anti-lock brake (ABS) system has a fluid level sensor that fails when the warning light comes on or if there is low fluid in the reservoir.
How to Show a Teenager Basic Car Maintenance
Teaching a teen how to perform simple car maintenance gives them knowledge they can use for a lifetime. And while more complex tasks are probably over their ability...
5 Commonly Overlooked Vehicle Maintenance Items
Brake fluid, auto transmission fluid, and coolant flushes, as well as cabin filter changes and valve adjustments, are all important services.
How to Check Your Car’s Differential Fluid
Ever since you got your driver’s license, you’ve been to told to check your engine oil. But what about the fluids underneath your vehicle? If you’ve got a rear-wheel...
How to Bleed a Clutch
A clutch master cylinder contains a reservoir with brake fluid. It is connected to the clutch slave cylinder through hoses. When you push the clutch pedal, brake fluid...
How to Make Sure Your Car is Ready to Drive
Whether you are taking a short trip to the next town over, or heading out on long summer road trip, inspecting your car before you head down the...
How to Replace Transmission Fluid
Whether you have a manual or an automatic transmission in your vehicle, the transmission fluid is one of the most overlooked fluids when it comes to maintenance. Forgetting to...
How to Clean and Maintain Windshield Washers
When dirt or debris lands on your windshield while driving, your immediate reaction would be to use the wiper fluid spray to clear it. If your car’s wiper fluid doesn't...
How to Flush Your Power Steering System
Modern cars are equipped with power steering which helps the driver easily steer the car by turning the wheel gently. Older cars do not have power steering and you...
How to Check Car Fluids
Maintaining your car involves checking essential fluids. Check the engine oil, coolant, brake fluid, power steering fluid, and windshield fluid.
How to Diagnose a Fluid Leak
If you see fluid leaking from your car, it's a problem. Determine where the leak is coming from, what type of fluid it is, and the best way to fix it.
How to Replace a Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
A few signs of a faulty power steering fluid reservoir include the smell of power steering fluid burning and a whining noise while turning.
How to Replace a Washer Fluid Level Switch
The washer fluid level switch fails when the Windshield Fluid Warning Light stays illuminated or there are unusual noises coming from the washer pump.
How to Make Your Own Windshield Washer Fluid
It's easy to make windshield washer fluid with common ingredients. Homemade washer fluid can be more environmentally friendly than conventional fluid.
How to Extend the Life of Your Car
There are many things you can do to extend the life of your car, including regular fluid maintenance, timely vehicle repair, and exterior maintenance.
How to Check Your Power Steering Fluid Level
Power steering fluid lubricates the power steering system. The type of power steering fluid differs between cars and the level must be maintained.
How to Replace Transfer Case Fluid
Transfer case fluid lubricates the gears of your four-wheel drive (4WD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) vehicle. Dirty case fluid affects performance.
How to Check and Add Fluid to an Automatic Transmission Car
Checking and keeping your transmission filled with a good level of fluid will help give you a seamless experience when driving.

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Why would a vehicle go into reverse but not drive
The fluid level could be too low. New fluid replenishes the detergents and that could cause lots of stuff to become entrained and do two things: the contaminants newly circulating in the fluid travel to the filter and plug it...
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Why is my power steering fluid leaking?
The first thing to do is to make sure the fluid is full in the power steering reservoir. Since you recently replaced a lot of components in the system I would recommend cleaning the area that is wet with fluid...
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Does a differential fluid change include opening, scraping, and replacing the gasket seal?
Hello. Depending on which way you choose to service the fluid, it may be necessary to remove, clean, and reseal the differential cover. As there is no drain plug on this differential housing, draining the differential fluid will either require...
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Like to change the transmistion fluid in the tranfer case.
Hi there. On the bottom of your transfer case, there should be a large hex plug. You will need a special hex tool like a large allen wrench to remove the plug. Put a drain pan under the plug and...
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Dry grinding/starting noise when in gear
Hi there. Sounds as if the transmission is low on fluid or the transmission is worn and has roller bearings that are damaged. Check the transmission oil level and see if the fluid is low. The fluid should slightly run...
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I have a problem in my 2004 Peugeot gear
Hi there. With the limited information about your gear box (transmission), I suggest starting with checking the fluid level and color. Make sure that the fluid is full and the color is red and not dark red or black. Then...
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Transmission fluid
If you are having problems with your transmission, assuming that your vehicle is equipped with a dipstick to check the fluid level, first make sure the fluid level is correct. Incorrect fluid level can cause transmission problems. Assuming normal service...
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ATF drain and fill or not?
Changing the transmission fluid and the transmission filter could extend the service life of the transmission. Be sure to change the filter though. Use a NEW pan gasket, preferably the Toyota OEM (dealer supplied) gasket. Synthetic fluid is recommended. I...
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2006 mercedes new power sterring making a loud noise
Check to be sure there is adequate tension on the pump drive belt. If the power steering system was not thoroughly bled of all air, do not operate it further as you will damage the pump. Whenever the power steering...
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How often is it necessary to change power steering fluid?
Unless there is a maintenance specification in the Factory Service Manual for your specific vehicle, it is not "required" to change the power steering fluid. However, it is wise to change the fluid at a reasonable interval because power steering...
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I used holt ATF to service my toyota 4runner 2009 and its burn off my gear fibre drive and reverse.
Sent question to CS for the help of fixing the gear fiber drive system in your vehicle.
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How often should I change the rear differential fluid on a 2016 Acura RDX?
Hi there. The fluid should be changed about every 15,000 to 20,000 miles to remove all contanimates and metal from the gears as they wear. I recommend having your differential serviced and use the OEM specified lubrication to maximize the...
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What is the cost for full synthetic oil and filter change, lube vehicle, and top all fluids?
Billing question sent to CS for the cost for a full synthetic oil and filter change, lubricate the vehicle, and to top off all fluids
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how did you fix power steerting fluid leaking problem, how much it will cost.?
Leaks occur in these systems either in the low (return) or high pressure hoses, the power steering pump seal and/or the rack and pinion assembly. The actual source of the leaks is identified during a leak diagnostic at the conclusion...
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Dash board showing "HOLD". What's wrong with having a code P0841?
Hi there. The code P0841 means that the pressure in the transmission has dropped. This could be caused by low or dirty contaminated oil or the transmission fluid pressure sensor failing. Check the level of the transmission with the engine...
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power steering is leaking / I have the pump/ pressure hose / belt
Any rubber component on a vehicle system is typically leak prone after about a 6 year lifetime particularly, for example, if you break the seal that a rubber hose in a power steering system makes to a nipple (on pump...
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I felt a jolt while driving - could it be a transmission issue?
Hi. This is a good indication that the transmission has overheated and damaged a lot of the internal parts of the transmission. This could have been caused by low transmission fluid or extremely dirty transmission fluid causing a cloth in...
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Engine oil cap popped out without a reason
Oil fill caps have very tight seals. They have to seal tightly because all of the crankcase vapors within the engine have to be confined and recycled through the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) system. Consequently, the only way the oil...
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Have no reverse and a transmission fluid leak
I would recommend having your transmission inspected by a certified transmission expert to determine the exact cause of this issue. It is very possible that some internal damage has occured to the transmission from the loss of fluid. It is...
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Leaking clear liquid
Hello. Leaks that expel clear fluid can come from a few different sources. If the vehicle already has known transmission issues, it may be possible that the leak is related to the transmission, even if the fluid that is leaking...

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