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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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Car has front differential leakage,front cover reseal leakage,rack and pinion leakage and oil cooler leaking is fixing worth it
To estimate a variety of leaks please request a leak inspection/diagnostic. Most of the cost involved is likely to be labor, though, and consequently a mobile service such as YourMechanic will be ideal for you as none of the costly...
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My car Is leaking transmission fluid.
If the output shaft seal (where the seal engages the inboard CV segment) is leaking even though the seal is new the possible causes of the leak are: wrong seal; seal is cocked in the bore, not properly positioned or...
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My car is leaking oil. How do i find out where its leaking from?
When it comes to oil leaks, if your car is typical, there is probably more than one leak point. Without pre-cleaning the engine, it is possible to put a fluorescent dye into the engine oil, run the engine, and then...
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Smoke coming inside the car when I turn on the heat and it smell like oil
If you just purchased the vehicle from a used car lot and have some sort of warranty from them then I would suggest you have an independent mechanic like one from YourMechanic come and check the vehicle out to see...
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Service Inquiry and Exhaust smell in car
All of San Jose, CA and the surrounding area as well, is served. Exhaust gas can leak from the exhaust manifold, EGR system, piping, gasketed junctions, or components such as catalytic converters, resonators, and mufflers. If you desire that this...
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leak near front driver's side, possibly oil, recently purchased used from car dealer; said no issues with car
Most older cars have oil leaks. Sealing technology has just not kept up with mechanical improvements to engines so much so that leaks often kill engines rather than mechanical problems. So, it is not unexpected at all to have an,...
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I have an very bad oil leak.
The crankshaft seal is in the area you are referring to. The crankshaft seal lasts maybe 100,000 miles or so. There are other gaskets and seals in that area that would have to be examined as well. If you request...
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transmission leakage repair
Transmission fluid leaks were an issue on this model and I see at least two Honda Technical Service Bulletins published on this very issue. Leaks vary in severity and the only way to find out if the leaks on your...
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Do I need a new transmission?
The leak might be transmission fluid. If the transmission has been leaking for a while, the fluid level could have fallen low enough to cause engagement and shift difficulties. Therefore, you should first check the fluid level. If low, add...
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Engine
Based on your description it sounds like your engine was overheating and the overheating was accompanied by a coolant leak. Coolant leaks can be both a cause and a consequence of overheating. Consequently, once the leak is repaired, your vehicle...
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The clutch went out and clutch fluid leaking out.
Check the slave cylinder under the vehicle and see if the seal blew out. Fill up the clutch master cylinder if its low and pump the clutch pedal a couple of times and then look for the leak. Pull back...
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I have 01 Hyundai xg 300 and I think its leaking oil by the water way to fast. It started smoking by the front passenger side by the belt.
Check the engine valve cover, the engine oil cooler lines, and the front crankshaft seal. Look to see where the engine oil is leaking from and see if the part is serviceable or not. If the front engine crankshaft seal...
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I have a coolant leak somewhere. I think it is from the reservoir because it is coming from that area, but how do I know?
Look around the reservoir, the reservoir cap, and the hoses to the reservoir and see were the leak is coming from. The leak could be a loose hose clamp, cracked hose, or a cracked reservoir. If you need further assistance...
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I have some oil into my spark plugs how can I fix it the car won't start
If oil is entering the combustion chamber(s) and fouling the spark plugs, the source of the leak has to be identified and repaired. Alternatively, if the oil is leaking externally, perhaps down a spark plug tube, that leak would have...
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Engine Burning Oil
If the engine did not have excessive oil consumption prior to the repair, the rings are not likely to presently be the cause of excessive oil consumption unless you have somehow ruined the rings "overnight". There are two principal possibilities....
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I believe a vacuum leak, maybe head gasket.
Hi there. If your vehicle tends to stall out when all of the vacuum lines are hooked up, then there is an issue either with the air coming into the engine or the combustion is not good enough to keep...
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How can I best research the cause of smelling burnt oil from under the hood after drives over 20 miles?
If oil from the engine compartment is vaporizing, due to high heat, or "burning", the source of the leak is typically near or onto the hot exhaust manifold(s). There is also a possibility of hydraulic fluid, such as power steering...
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what causes fluid to shoot out the top of the power steering reservoir
Hello. We will be happy to help you. This is a common problem with Ford's of that era. Well I wouldn't consider it a problem it's more so of a hassle than anything else. If you turn the steering wheel...
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How much will it cost to repair a gas leak? 1998 Jeep Cherokee
Hello. To give you an accurate estimate on your gas leak the vehicle will first need diagnosis to determine where the leak is coming from. They are wide variety of things that can leak gas such as a fuel pressure...
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Can a bad fuel pump cause overheating and loss of coolant.
Hello. We will be happy to help you. The coolant system and the fuel system are unrelated. If one is malfunctioning it will not have an effect on the other one. The fuel pump is also not belt driven, I...

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