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How to Repair a Leaking Car Radiator
The radiator is the start of your car’s cooling system. Coolant from the engine travels through tubes in the radiator. These tubes are surrounded by fins designed to direct airflow. The air...
The Best Tool to Eliminate Air Bubbles
Air bubbles can form while mechanics perform service on coolant systems. A vacuum coolant filler helps eliminate this problem to avoid serious damage.
The Best Tool to Find Coolant Leaks
Diagnosing a car issue can be a tricky without proper tools. A coolant pressure tester is useful for diagnosing overheating issues and coolant leaks.
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 Check Electrolyte Levels in Your Battery
Part of what makes a modern battery work so effectively is the ‘wet cell’ design they utilize. In a wet cell battery, there is a mixture of...
How to Find the Source of an Oil Leak
Oil leaks are a very common problem that affects many car owners. Virtually all modern engines use some sort of oiling lubrication system, and a compromise in...
How Long Does a Vacuum Hose(s) Last?
Most car owners fail to realize just how important air flow is to the running of their vehicle. Nearly every system on your car requires air flow in order to function properly....
How Long Does a Transfer Case Output Shaft Seal Last?
The transfer case output shaft seal is located on the transfer case of vehicles with four-wheel drive. This transfer case allows you to switch between two-wheel drive, neutral, to,...
Is it Okay to Drive With Fluid Leaking?
No. Do not drive your car if fluid is leaking. Depending on the type of fluid that is leaking, you may be able to drive home from your location, or it may...
How Long Does a Universal Joint (U-Joint) Last?
For most rear wheel drive cars, a driveshaft is needed to ensure that the tires turn as they should. The driveshaft works by taking the power from the transmission and transferring it to...
How Long Does a Front Output Shaft Oil Seal Last?
For those who operate a four-wheel drive or all-wheel drive vehicle, there are a number of important parts that are necessary. The front output shaft oil seal is one...
How Long Does a Timing Cover Last?
A timing cover protects parts such as the timing belt, timing chain, and gears inside of your vehicle. They are made from either plastic, metal, or a combination of synthetic materials....
How Long Does a Valve Cover Gasket Last?
Among the most important parts of any engine is the oil that is contained within it. There are a variety of moving parts that depend on the oil for lubrication. The...
How to Find and Repair a Brake Fluid Leak
The vast majority of passenger vehicles on the road today use hydraulic brake systems to operate their brakes. Most braking systems use brake fluid, pressurized through a sealed system, to...
How to Use Engine Block Sealer to Repair a Head Gasket Leak
Head gasket leaks occur when engines overheat and can be costly to repair. Engine block sealer can be a quick and easy alternative for minor cases.
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 Troubleshoot and Replace a Leaking Valve Cover Gasket
Valve cover gasket leaks usually start when not much oil leaves the engine. It should be repaired before it causes serious damage and costly repairs.
How to Find the Source of a Coolant Leak Faster and More Accurately
Keeping a good coolant level in your car is necessary to avoid overheating. If you think there is a leak, find where it's coming from to fix it.
How to Quickly and Accurately Find the Source of an Oil Leak
When it comes down to car fluid leaks, oil leaks are among the most common. Degreaser and U/V leak detector kits can help you find the source.

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I have a Honda Accord 2006 . I hear a noise when I turn the wheel n than notice when I open the hood that there was power steering
Hello, thank you for writing in. The low fluid levels are why you are hearing noises and having issues turning (or will be soon). While you can already see there is a leak, we need to find out what exactly...
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Where is my coolant going? My car keeps overheating and blowing cold air. The temperature rises when stopped and drops when accelerating.
Look everywhere around the engine and see if there is a split hose or loose hose clamp. If the hoses and clamps are in good shape and tight, then check the core plugs (freeze plugs) and see if there is...
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My car shows the check engine light, the computer showed code P0455, and it shakes and vibrates at stops and during acceleration.
First, remove and reinstall the gas cap, clear the code P0455, and drive the vehicle for a few days and see if the code comes back. If the code comes back on, then either the gas cap needs replaced...
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If my wheel cylinder is bad and i am replacing how many do i purchase for a 1998 chevrolet 2500
Hello, thank you for writing in. You can replace just one brake cylinder at a time. If one has failed, the others are likely just as worn and may follow suit shortly. If you are in a position to replace...
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White smoke coming from engine after car is turned off
Hello, thank you for writing in. The symptoms you are having are classic of a failed head gasket. While it can be expensive and time consuming to check the condition of the new head gasket, it is very possible it...
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storing nephew's car...tires going flat..need someone to come out add air
Hello, thank you for writing in. Yes we can send someone out to take a look at the tires, fill them up, and make sure the vehicle is set for storage. There are several considerations you may want to make...
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Engine code P0430 and losing oil
Diagnostic Trouble Code P0430 means that the ECU is detecting below threshold performance from the catalytic converter. The ECU monitors the catalytic converter closely and when a low performance threshold is detected the Check Engine Light will be displayed on...
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I drove my Jaguar xj 2010 for almost 10 miles without knowing that there is severe leaking in gearbox oil. Will it get effected?
As long as you did not run the gearbox dry of oil then you should be okay and should get it repaired and oil filled. Have road tested to verify no damage was caused at that time.
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How do you charge to fix a gasket on a dodge charger if you already have the part?
Your description was not clear as to what is leaking and what has caused it to leak. I would recommend to have the leak diagnosed and find out what caused the leak. You may have more problems than just a...
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I have a 2002 buick rendezvous and I'm looking to possibly swap the 3400 for an lx9 3.5
The re-designed gasket (Fel-Pro, for example, in the aftermarket) for the lower intake manifold on this engine, and the revised installation procedure, provide a 100% effective resolution to the notorious leak issue that you are referring to. With regard to...
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Hi, I have a 2003 pontiac sunfire that is getting water in my engine. It looks like water is leaking from somewhere between my eng
Engine coolant can leak externally through a hose, radiator, water pump, etc. or internally due to a leaking head gasket and sometimes a leaking intake manifold gasket depending on the engine design. External leaks are typically found by simple pressure...
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I have a leak between engine and transmission.
It is possible you have a leak either at the engine rear main seal or a front seal on the transmission. It may be difficult to tell the difference between used engine oil and used gear oil in this area...
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What can I buy to check for leaks in the hoses
Hello, thank you for writing in. The quickest and easiest way to locate a leak in the system is to use a dye. It is added to the refrigerant and cycled through for a few minutes running the AC on...
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The spark plug on my 2005 Nissan Altima on the first one has oil on it. How do I fix it. I need help how too fix it also.
If you are referring for the oil to be on the igniter portion of the spark plug inside the engine, then the oil control ring on the piston could be leaking, the head gasket could be burned and leaking oil...
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Major oil leaks
I don't doubt what your BMW tech has estimated, but for 5K I think a second opinion is in order. It may not be necessary to take care of everything right now. I use the old spot in the driveway...
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My timing cover is leaking, and the guy that is working on my car told me that it doesn't really need to be fixed, Just check oil 2007 GMC Acadia
Hi there. Well, to be honest - I wouldn't recommend working with this mechanic much longer. Although a timing cover leak usually just causes oil to drip on your driveway, the reality is that it leaks because either the gasket...
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IJust changed the pressure hose for the power steering and I still have a leak.
Check the power steering system to see where the leak is coming from. The leak could be another hose, a fitting that is not tight or loose, the reservoir to the power steering pump could be cracked, or the system...
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Hi,i realized there is some stain left on the floor where i parked my car everyday,on the front side of the car,what is it?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The fluid leaking from the vehicle needs to be identified. The color will tell you a lot. If it is clear, and you have been running the air conditioner, then it may be condensation...
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My brother-in-law is fixing the car. First time yes it's been going on about two weeks finally the check engine light came on yesterday.
If the spark plugs are becoming coated with engine oil and there is excessive oil in the exhaust system, then there could be three symptoms to check. Symptoms PCV Valve could be plugged making the engine over pressurize and...
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I have a brake fluid leak - it is the main brake line. Right by the gas tank. 2005 GMC Jimmy
Hi there - the brake line must either be replaced with a new GMC part, or repaired, depending on how the brake line was damaged. Unfortunately, this is not a service YourMechanic offers at this time. Thanks for thinking of...

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