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Why does my car loose RPM when I'm driving?
Hi there. First check all of the fluids and make sure that they are full and top off all low fluids. Then check the battery and make sure that it has a full charge of 12.6 volts. If the voltage...
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Would the car tell the percentage of the life of the oil, my car includes oil changes but the dealer won't do it until the indicator shows the change oil soon message.
Hi there. There should be a select button with two directional arrows on the button. Push and hold the right directional arrow on the button and the dash should go from the odometer to the menu. Then scroll up by...
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Oil cap is milky, but the dipstick isn't and the coolant isn't bubbling. Please advise.
The discoloration likely represents the effects of entrained moisture in the oil on the cap surface. There can normally be a certain amount of condensation in an engine, for example as weather conditions change or if the engine sits for...
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Hi I use castrol 10w 30 oil , I have noticed that the oil level reduces like every 1000 km .I change the oil every 5000 km .
If you are using the recommended oil viscosity the manufacturer recommends and using no more than 1 quart for every 1000 km then this is considered normal oil consumption by the manufacturer. If you are using more than 1 quart...
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Oil Change timing
Your vehicle has an on board, computerized oil life indicator system. When the system determines that an oil change is actually needed, the oil life indicator will provide a maintenance message (see your Owner's Manual for further and complete details)....
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oil pressure light came on shut engine I add pint of oil no light yet
If the oil level is low, oil should be added until the level reaches the full mark on the oil dipstick (no higher though). Adding oil to the full line on the dipstick will give you a safety margin just...
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High mileage and oil grade.
The oil that the manufacturer recommends is 5w30 and it is the only oil that you should use. If you try to use a thicker 10w30 or 10w40 then you may be not lubricating the engine good enough. The thicker...
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What is the engine oil capacity for Hyundai Santa Fe, 3.3L V6 - oil capacity when you also change the filter?
When changing the engine oil in your vehicle, and replacing the oil filter, the refill capacity should be 6 quarts. I would suggest putting in 5 quarts first, and then use the dipstick to get the level correct, just to...
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It got really cold the next morning. I went to start my car and my belt will not turn. I drove it the day before the cold no problem.
Hi there. There could be a few things that could be going on. Either the battery was low on a charge or low on water and froze up causing the vehicle not to start up, or when the oil change...
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Oil leaking all out under front end
It sounds like the oil pan ruptured or tore from an impact. The crankshaft is above the pan and probably is not damaged however there is an oil pick up tube and screen assembly in the lower oil pan area...
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Oil leak\replacement
Hi...the repair procedure for the oil pan gasket on your vehicle is fairly straightforward. However, it is recommended that you have a certified mechanic perform the operation as, at a minimum, you have to have a calibrated torque wrench. Fasteners...
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what is an good oil change interval to stick with this car
Toyota recommends changing the engine oil and filter on the 1999 4 cylinder Camry every 12,000 kilometers. Changing the oil, and performing other maintenance, using a mobile service such as YourMechanic, can save you a lot of money. If you...
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my car is leaking oil
If the engine is newly leaking engine oil since the head gasket repair, and the leak is from that gasket, the shop should repair that under warranty. If the leaks are elsewhere, a certified Mechanic from YourMechanic can be dispatched...
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Can using the wrong oil filter cause the oil pressure gasket to leak?
If the check engine light came on, and the light was still on at the time the mechanic did the "diagnostic", it is impossible for there to "be nothing wrong". In particular, the check engine light will only illuminate if...
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Oil leaking from top left side of engine, could that be the vavle cover gasket?
Oil leaks at the top of engine could be at valve covers, intake manifolds, head gaskets, cam seals, PCV valve grommets and tubing and related components. The best thing to do, to get the source of the leak identified, is...
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Oil change
Oil and filter change intervals are specified by vehicle manufacturers, not mechanics, in carefully considered and prepared "maintenance schedules". Mechanics do not have the necessary field test data, or laboratory data, to wisely specify oil change intervals other than what...
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oil pressure sensor occuring on dashboard, oil change done yesterday no leaks, switched synthetic
Check your oil level to be sure it is adequate. Oil pressure can be checked and confirmed using an external gauge. If the pressure is normal based on a gauge reading, then the switch and/or circuit has a fault and...
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Oil pressure fluctuating and clicking noise from engine.
Hi there. The noise seems to be a lifter tap. Either a lifter is stuck or there is no oil to the lifter causing the rocker arm to tap and creating the noise you are hearing. Try putting one quart...
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How much for an oil change, battery change and alignment cost?
Billing question sent to CS for the cost of replacing the battery, changing the engine oil, and performing an alignment.
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Car engine oil is very low
If you are using less than a quart of oil for every 1000 miles then this is normal. If you are using more than a quart for every 750 miles then you may have an issue but you will need...

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