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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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overheating
You seem to be indicating there is a leak, possibly a coolant leak. If so, the leak point(s) in the cooling system should be identified in a leak diagnostic and thence repaired. If perhaps the leak relates to the water...
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Car passed inspection but when I took it in I was told it never should have passed.
Hi there. Different people who check the emissions on a vehicle may only check the computer and the gas cap. They may not check under the vehicle for any signs of fuel leakage. That is probably why the vehicle passed....
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I have a bmw 328 xi and I'm putting power steering fluid in it everyday. I don't know if its the pump or the hoses leaking.
Hi there. Check around the power steering pump and see where the leak could be coming from. If the fluid is around the fittings on the pump, around the shaft of the pump, or on the cap of the pump,...
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Help with my truck's rpm's being too low and won't stay running.
Hi there. It seems that there is a vacuum leak on your engine. Check all of the vacuum lines and the vacuum brake booster for any cracks or breaks on the lines and hoses. Replace any hoses or lines that...
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My car is kinda low, i drove over a puddle on my way home amd now it's moist under my car mats why? Is that cause it's too low? 2011 BMW 328i
Hi there - while it's possible that water intruded driving "over" a puddle, this seems unlikely in an age of quality, well-sealed cars. The immediate smell also suggests this is not water, but perhaps engine coolant leaking from the heater...
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Engine coolant leaking straight out replaced radiator and hoses and still immediately leaks fluid right out of bottom 2000 Cadillac DeVille
Hi there - you may have a leaking water pump, freeze plug, leaking hose, or cracked engine block. I would recommend a coolant leak inspection by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your...
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Was told that I need my valve cover gasket replaced. It is the drives side 1998 Mercedes C280
Hi there - I believe the "gasket" you mention that is actually leaking is one of a handful of rubber grommets for the bolts that hold on the valve cover gasket. They require removal of the valve cover gasket to...
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Crank seal leak.
The problem you are referring to is clearly described and well documented by other consumers in the NHTSA database of consumer complaints about the vehicle, as well as in copious commentary on the Internet. I am not aware of any...
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huge oil leak honda accord
The flatness of the block (and heads EVEN if they are "new") has to be measured. If the block was warped, that is if the block is not perfectly flat across the entire surface to within .002 inches, the assembly...
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Toyota cynos is sputtering and stalls out.
Hi there. There could be a vacuum leak on the engine or to the brake booster causing the engine to run rough and then rev up and down. If all of the vacuum lines are good with no crack, breaks,...
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Fluid leak.
Leaks of this sort are diagnosed in an oil leak inspection. Often there will be multiple leak points especially on older vehicles as rubber seals usually last 6-10 years at most. However, it is possible to fix the larger and...
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Leaking Steering Fluid
If the rack is leaking, it has to either be rebuilt or a properly re-manufactured rack from a name brand vendor has to be installed. In either case, the rack will have to be removed from the vehicle. In case...
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Siri where is my water pump going out
Engine overheating can be caused by low coolant level, trapped air in the coolant system, inadequate drive belt tension on the water pump, a broken water pump impeller, a faulty radiator cap, a partially plugged radiator, collapsed radiator hoses, a...
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Leaking rack and pinion
Yes, if a rack and pinion unit is leaking, it has to either be rebuilt or a properly re-manufactured rack from a name brand vendor has to be installed. In either case, the rack will have to be removed from...
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My car is leaking engine oil from under the car in a mass amount what could be causing this to happen?
The lower oil pan is an engine component that is close to the road and thus, if impacted, could be one possible leak point. Road debris impacting the oil pan can cause it to split, tear, or crack. Oil pans...
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Oil on top of engine and car won't start
A sudden oil leak could be due to a head gasket failure, crack in the engine block or cylinder head, a plugged PCV system (causing oil to blow out through seals) or similar types of failures. Once the leak point...
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Leaking coolant
The leak source could be as trivial (and easy to fix) as an improperly tightened coolant drain plug on the block to the more serious, which could be a continued leak at the head gasket due to a faulty installation...
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I took my truck to get a oil change and within a week or two my car started leaking oil to the point i lost all the oil.
There are a few things that will cause an engine to lose oil. A loose drain plug, leaking valve cover gaskets, and a leaking oil pan are a few causes for the oil to leak externally. Internally, there could be...
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Engine issues
If you are looking into getting a used vehicle then you should have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic do a pre purchase inspection to check the oil leak and the entire vehicle to see if it is a minor...
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Oil Leakage (Gas Leakage)
Generally, of course, the first thing to accomplish is to identify the source of the leak(s). If you suspect a gas tank leak, that identification of the leak would occur if you request a gas tank leak diagnostic. In practice,...

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