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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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Accelerator pump not sealing
Hi there. The problem with replacing an OEM product with an aftermarket version is that sometimes things don't always align perfectly. If the accelerator pump and carburetor are not made by the same company, the issue with sealing and having...
How do I stop a transmission leak on my van?
Hello. The most straightforward way to achieve a "leak-free" transmission is to raise and support the vehicle safely and inspect the transmission with the engine running. In some cases, it will be good to check the transmission in gear while...
Doesn't $800 seem a little high for an oil pan gasket replacement?
Hello. This is less than an issue about the ethics of a dealership service center, and more about the cost overhead of the 2 different business models (dealership and YourMechanic). A dealership has a much more expensive cost structure: building,...
Trouble code P0303 - 2002 Dodge Ram 1500
Hello. If there is no misfire on the highway then you more than likely either have a vacuum leak that is causing this or more commonly a valve seat that is failing. I usually do a compression test first. This...
Tried pressing the clutch pedal and it just flew to the floor. It wouldn't come back until I brought it up myself.
Hi. The most likely cause of this problem is the clutch master cylinder has a leak or has just completely failed. The clutch master cylinder gives your clutch pedal the proper pressure to engage the clutch so the transmission can...
Transmission selector shaft seal leakage. Does it need to be fixed and how expensive is the repair?
If you are referring to the "manual shaft" seal pressed into a bore on the transmission case, which seal is typically around an inch in diameter, it is repairable (replaceable) on the car if there is physical access to the...
Can you cover up that a car that has a cylinder 3 misfire?
Hello and thank you for your question. You cannot cover up a misfire. Check the spark plug wires and check the spark plugs. Also, check the fuel injector to the cylinder that is misfiring and see if the injector is...
My car is overheating and the coolant is leaking from the radiator - 2000 Honda Civic
The cooling system is designed to be a closed, pressurized system. It acts kind of like a pressure cooker. When there is a leak in the system, it causes the water to boil and will heat up quicker, as the...
My car is making a knocking noise and there's a fuel leak
Hi there. From the description you have given, there are apparently a combination of problems with your vehicle. The fuel leak needs to be addressed first, this is a safety concern. Not knowing the area of the fuel leak requires...
Why is my car's rear tire area leaking fluid?
Hi. Your car is rear-wheel drive and the axles are in the rear differential. The axles have a seal and a bearing. The seal stops the differential fluid from getting on the brakes and rim. Your axle seal has broken,...
I'm trying to find out what is wrong with my car
Based on the symptoms you described it seems as if your fan clutch or water pump may be having an issue. I would recommend having your cooling system pressure tested by a qualified professional to determine the exact source of...
Running on 3 cylinders?
Hi. If you are losing coolant over time, it is still possible that you have a cracked cylinder head or block that that is leaking coolant into one of the cylinders. A leak-down test should show that the cylinder is...
Car is overheating
Hi there. From the description you have provided, there are several things to address concerning your vehicle overheating. Given the location described, it could be, the bypass hose that blew. This could be the result of hose degradation, which would...
I have a small oil leak in my car. Is it safe to drive it to work? I only see small puddles in the front area of my car.
Hey there. An oil leak can vary from anything very minor to very major depending on the location and the volume of oil being leaked. Often times, a small oil leak may be present surrounding a major gasket such as...
Will a 19 gallon tank fit on a 2003 Chevy trailblazer ltz currently has a 22 gallon tank
You can try looking on as there are plenty of listings for the 22 gallon tank. The 22 gallon tank was an option (substituting for the 19 gallon tank of course) in that year and so would probably require...
Do I risk a car fire? I have a small oil leak in my car.
There is a very small chance that a slight oil leak would cause a complete engine fire. The oil that is leaked onto the engine will burn, and cause smoke as the result, but this is not the same as...
A leak from power steering pressure line hose
Hello. If that other hose is leaking then it will need to be replaced also. If the section of hose that is leaking is the metal line then that can usually only be purchased at the dealer. This line is...
Can a power steering leak make a car jerk?
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I have and evap leak. I don't know where.
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What do I need to replace? My car was in an accident.
The first step is to remove the radiator and inspect it. It is very likely that it has been damaged. Once you have the radiator and the fan out of the way, you can inspect the other components involved. The...

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