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I put new coolant in my truck and as I was driving it started smoking and smelled like coolant and sprayed all over under my hood,
If you have a lot of pressure on your upper radiator, you have likely come across a thermostat issue. Did you put the wrong color of antifreeze in your truck? If you did, this is the problem, but I'd still...
Brake bleeding problems
You are going to need to have the ABS module put into bleed function using a scanner that can enable this function or have a mechanic that has a scanner (with this function) and a pressure bleeder to pressure bleed...
Cabin fans not functioning properly.
Hi there. If the blower motor is coming on and you can hear it change speed but the air does not change then you may have a restriction in the air ducts. If the blower is not turning on or...
2003 Dodge Dakota still won't start after replacing battery
The starting system is rather simple. The battery, the starter, and the ignition are the only major components. There are a few sensors related to the system that may need to be checked. The first thing you should do is...
Engine overheats, heater blows out cold air, coolant boils in radiator
Sounds like multiple problems here. I would first correct the "no heater" scenario. This is likely the heater control valve not allowing what is clearly hot water into the heater core. The reason for correcting this first is that it...
When I go above 50 mph my truck starts to shake.
This is likely a tire "out of balance" issue. Most vehicles have a certain speed where an out-of-balance condition from a rotating component (wheel, driveshaft, etc.) will resonate, or "echo" the out of balance condition - causing vibration, and even...
How hard is it to replace tranmission mount on a 2011 chevy lt 3.5
Replacing the transmission mounts on a front wheel drive vehicle will require undoing the motor mounts and raising the engine first, and raising the engine will also involve detaching anything that’s attached such as the strut tower bars, wiring harnesses,...
Light bar installation
You should not have to go to a dealer to have the light bar installed. Check around in your area to find a good automotive custom shop or a specified Mustang custom shop. They would be happy to install the...
Need step by step instructions on changing my front and back brakes
As long as you have four wheel disc brakes, the repair procedure is as follows: Raise the vehicle and support it safely on jack stands. Remove all four wheels. Remove all eight caliper bolts Remove all four calipers from...
My truck is overheating, I hear it hissing and I see steam too.
Hello, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to help. Steam from the engine is usually a sign of a small cooling system leak. I would recommend taking a close look at the area where the steam appears to be...
Low idle, sometimes stall, lack of power, putting sound.
Depending on the size of the crack in the manifold, this could potentially cause something like this to happen, however it may also be related to other issues as well. Stalling and lack of power may be also caused by...
My truck turns on then dies while idling
Hi there. You may be on the right path with the throttle body. If it is really dirty on the inside, if the idle control valve is failing, or of the throttle position sensor is failing then this will occur....
Power issues like battery or computer
The symptoms you are describing are those of an alternator failure. The alternator is supposed to charge the battery at just above 14 volts consistently. If the voltage drops down to 12 volts, the alternator is not charging the battery....
Water and sound
It is impossible to fully diagnose the issue with the information given. With the water pump being driven by the drive belt, if there was a fault that caused it to leak, the drive belt may make a clicking noise...
Blower motor resistor melted, replaced it turned on blower motor and it melted again in seconds.
The blower motor that is drawing too many amperes will melt the resistor and wiring. Anytime the resistor is melted you should replace the blower along with the resistor and connections that show any heat damage. If you need assistance...
Oil pressure sensor, crankshaft, camshaft, and car running funny
Hello. If the oil light is on then there may be an internal engine problem. As for the check engine light the code needs to be read to know where the problem is. If the code states that there is...
I had Throttle body replaced 2007 chevy uplander. Car reving highvand then alot of oily clear fluud started flowing from front mor
Hi there. It sounds like a lot going on, but we're here to help. If the throttle is still revving the engine very high at idle, then there may be something either stuck or a vacuum hose is loose. Listen,...
Can't Figure Out Engine Noise
Typically, I would perform an initial diagnosis by disconnecting the serpentine belt and operating the engine for a minute. That belt drives a lot of devices that can make a lot of noise and thus a whole collection of possibilities...
Reduced engine power
Hello there, many common problems will cause your 2009 Buick Terraza to have a loss of engine power. The most common would be spark plugs, fuel pump, coil, fuel injectors, MAF sensor, vacuum leak, oxygen sensors, or a wiring harness...
When the stop engine oil low light keep coming on I put oil in the car why does it keep coming on
Hi there. From the description you have provided, your vehicle's low oil light comes on when the engine is stopped; this may not be a low oil level. It is very important to not overfill the engine with oil. Always...

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