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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...
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Diagnosing a car issue can be a tricky without proper tools. A coolant pressure tester is useful for diagnosing overheating issues and coolant leaks.
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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 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...
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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How do I remove heater core in a 1994 nissan pickup
Hello, thank you for writing in. The heater core is a difficult component to get to. Typically, you must go through a lengthy process of accessing the core from behind the dash. Once you have access to it, you can...
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Def tank leaking
The DEF tank is not serviceable except as an assembly and the entire tank will need to be replaced as an assembly. Make sure to not over fill the tank.
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How much should it cost to replace freeze plug on 2007 Dodge charger
There are many different locations of freeze plugs on the engine and they would all take different amounts of labor to access to replace them. You will need to be specific of the location of the one needing replaced to...
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Hi Jason. I just had my ac condenser and compressor replaced 2 weeks ago. My ac went out again and I am now being told it is the m
The manifold line is not normally replaced when compressor or the condenser is replaced unless a problem is noted. In order to replace it now you will need to get a quote from customer service to get estimate for the...
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overheating maybe
If you do not have any external leaks and have to keep adding coolant due to getting low then you most likely have a leaking head gasket and would need to have a pressure leak test to see if head...
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Next to the cooling system reservoir what is that part on a 2001 Mercedes ml 430
Hello. Without seeing where you are talking about it would be hard for me to say what it goes to. There are a lot of hoses in that area so a visual would be best. If you need help with...
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I recently got a new battery and starter with in a month for my 2006 bmw 330i. Now the car won't start and key buttons won't work.
Hello, thank you for writing in. To remove the key from the ignition, you are going to want to disconnect the battery. The electronic sensors that register you are in park and allow the key to come out are not...
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Water dripping on my feet and the passenger side 2011 Honda Pilot
Hello. If the vehicle has a sun roof then it more than likely has a clogged drain. If there is a clog then the water will enter the vehicle. If it does not then there may be a problem within...
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Oil Gasket Leak
Without knowing what the leak is I would have to agree with the last diagnosis that it should be done ASAP. This is because most oil leaks can get worse over time and can cause the engine to get low...
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How can i start my '01 honda accord to put in bars leaks permanent gasket fix when there is oil on the plugs?
You will need to clean out all the oil from the spark plug holes and clean off the wire boots so it is not shorting out. The best fix is to replace the valve cover and spark plug hole gasket...
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Can a cracked fuel line/pipe cause an o2 sensor to go bad?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The fuel line being cracked is going to cause issues with the way the engine runs, and a lean or rich air/fuel mix will cause the oxygen sensors to detect the difference in carbons...
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My 2002 Nissan Altima seems to have a power steering fluid leak somewhere. I am constantly having to add fluid, and have noticed t
Hello, thank you for writing in. You are on the right track. The power steering pump is a very common place to develop leaks. Hoses, lines, the rack, and the gear box are also common places you will find a...
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Toyota 7afe. Replaced cyl head with VRS kit. Runs but pushes oil out cam cover/cam seal. Only 60psi in cyl 2, 3. 180psi in 1,4
I would first re-visit the valve adjustment. If any of the valves on the low cylinders are just a little bit too tight, it can give you low compression. Let's hope that is what it is because any other solution...
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What would cause coolant to be splashed on the engine and you hear a air sound while the car is running?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first component that comes to mind is the water pump. It is one of the most common places to develop a leak. It may also spray out of that area, or drip down...
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There's moisture around the oil pan gasket
There are three classes of oil leaks. Class 1 is evidence or oil but not active drips or leaks. Class 2 is evidence of oil drip forming but no active drips in 5 minutes. Class 3 leak is an active...
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Oil Change issues
Hello, thank you for writing in. Your issue is likely something small and silly that you are overlooking. Often the oil filter seal sticks to the engine rather than the old oil filter when you take it off. If this...
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My car is a 2003 honda i was told the valve cover gasket was leaking and now my rpms are running normal then drop would it cause t
You are describing three different possible problems. The coolant loss and the engine running rough with no external leaks may be a leaking head gasket and coolant getting into the piston cylinders causing the loss of coolant and rough running....
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2006 Jeep Commander leaking oil onto exhaust causing white smoke. Melted hose hanging down with no clear place it goes. Hose is ba
Without actually seeing the hose that is loose i can only speculate it is the PCV valve or breather hose. If you get a mechanic like one from YourMechanic to inspect it then the proper hose can be ordered to...
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I am leaking coolant only sometimes. 2002 vw passat.
Coolant leaks can be very tricky because they might happen only under certain conditions. Some leaks may only occur when the engine is cold, while others might only show when the engine is hot. some may be low pressure leaks...
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Car leaks coolant but not overheating
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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