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Hi there. Actually, on modern cars, the thermostat is opened through the interaction of both the sensor and the actual temperature reading on the thermostat. Both components relay information to the ECU which activates control of the thermostat. This is...
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Can I use 5W20 oil instead of 5W40
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Is it safe to drive car with a problem with struts?
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I just replaced the throttle body and valve cover on my 15 Buick Encore. I left the dealer and my engine oil lamp came on. I looke
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Engine light came on for a purge flow problem. Was wondering if theres a common cause in my model for this. I know theres numerous
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I just had a diagnostic performed on my car and the following error code came up P0299 boost control sensor.
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My oil bolt came off and I fixed it and put new oil, now car is smoking by the engine
Hi there. Anytime you have a serious situation like this occur when your car's engine is running with no oil, serious engine damage can occur. In some cases, piston rings and valve guides in the cylinder head are the first...
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i need a new rear bumper on a 2016 chevy cruze
Hi...the parts and labor will depend on exactly which components are missing and/or damaged. Therefore, the only way to obtain an ironclad estimate is to have a certified mechanic come to your location, inspect the damage, determine why the bumper...

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