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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...
P0457 OBD-II Trouble Code: Evaporative Emission Control System Leak Detected
Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC): P0457 P0457 code definition When the PCM (powertrain control module) detects a leak in the evaporative emission control system, the P0457 code will be stored and the...
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 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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Leaking around rear view mirror 2004 Honda Civic Hybrid
This is actually pretty serious, because if rust starts and is concealed in the roof, that will be impossible to stop. Water can also ruin the headliner and cause it to sag. If, indeed, you are seeing a potential entry...
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what would u say is wrong if eveytime i park for a while when i get back to the car there is a puddle of water under the car
There is an external coolant leak. Adding tap water alone is not recommended, especially if you are adding tap water continuously. If you don't add antifreeze, there will be no corrosion inhibitors in the cooling system and so your system...
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Car pulls right when breaking.
Pulling on braking can be due to misalignment, differences in brake pad and rotor material, and wear, from side to side, tire defects, uneven tire inflation and so forth. You can measure the pressure differential from side to side, using...
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1997 BMW 328i: Radiator Blades broke, Coolant splattered all over the engine bay. I can't locate a leak.
Hi there. If the leak cannot be found then some dye should be added to the coolant as that can assist with finding the leak. A pressure test can also be done to find the leak. Most of the time...
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Very bad oil leak. I put 5 quarts of oil in my car before going out of town. After I drove about an hour and a half it was gone.
Large external leaks can be readily diagnosed. I suggest you just request an oil leak diagnostic and the responding certified mechanic will get this taken care of for you. It's possible to have multiple leak points on a engine and...
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My truck is smoking, shaking and leaking some type of oil. What's wrong now?
Check the engine oil level. If there's a sizable oil leak and if the smoke is due to oil leaking onto the manifold, the oil level could be low. If the level is low and you suspect a leak, just...
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no engine light or codes, no blue or white smoke from tailpipe but smells like burning rubber, esp. when idle. whats wrong?
You should have your exhaust checked to see if you have something like a plastic bag stuck to the exhaust burning and causing smell. If not then check the engine for oil leaks to see if valve cover or oil...
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Hi, Have a 2002 Vauxhall Corsa. Installed a brand new crank angle sensor and now oil is leak from the area. Would you know why?
You may have damaged the mounting O-ring seal on the sensor was torn when installing. Remove the sensor and then check the seal O-ring to see if it got damaged and replace as needed. Make sure to lube the seal...
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If my car leaks oil and if i use synthetic will it leak more
The consensus in the industry does seem to be that existing leaks will leak more, to some degree, with the use of synthetic oil. This is ONLY the case if you have existing leaks and how much more of a...
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I'm ready to buy a 2004 Chevy Silverado but chk engine light shows Knock Sensor. Also Oil Pan Leak, Fr Axle Seals Leak. Buy? Cost?
Hello Mike. You have found yourself in a position where there is a lot to consider, and the choice is going to come down to how much risk you are willing to take with this truck. Starting with the knock...
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What parts would I need to fix brake fluid leaking from my front front inside wheel?
Hello, thank you for writing in. While replacing the brake pads and rotors is standard service after they wear down, they would not cause a fluid leak. You likely have two separate brake system issues happening at the same time....
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What would cause oil to blow everywhere in my truck.
Hello. I would need to know what kind of vehicle this is to be able to give you some specific information. Typically if a serious oil leak occurs all of a sudden, and if nothing was hit, then you may...
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What's the cost on a repair for a value seal replacement
Hello, thank you for writing in. The cost of replacing your valve seals is going to vary by the technicians available in your area, and the availability of parts. Unfortunately, accessing the valves can be very difficult and its can...
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issues after toyota repaired scon tc engine due to excess oil consumption test failure
The extended warranty (there was no recall) that Toyota has offered on your vehicle, in response to the excessive oil consumption issue, only includes the short block, consequently all cylinder head components are excluded. You should measure your oil consumption....
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Am I being scammed?
I hesitate to say anyone is pulling a scam, but it does sound like you've been through a lot. Lets take things one at a time. To start with, it's not uncommon for transmissions to fail after a fluid service....
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My truck had no oil and. I. Put oil now it's reading zero. Pressure can I drive home
Hello, thank you for writing in. If the oil is empty, then there is likely a severe oil leak and you are going to have more problems. Do not rely on the oil pressure gauge on your dash, as they...
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I have 92 Toyota Camry. Oily smoke comes from the back of the engine bay
you probably have an oil leak at the valve cover gasket that is dripping on the hot exhaust pipe. When the pipe gets hot enough to boil the oil it makes a nasty smelling smoke. You should have it corrected...
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My 1997 Dodge Dakota is leaking oil from the oil filter housing
Hello. I would have to see the vehicle to know for sure but it sounds like you have a leak from the oil filter housing. Most of the time it leaks here when the o-rings wear out though it is...
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I have a 2001 Lincoln towncar I'm having a problem with coolant leaking out side on the passenger side of the car also have a wh
Hello, thank you for writing in. Your guess that the heater core is to blame is very likely correct. Not only are they common components to form leaks, but it is also the component located in that area. It would...

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