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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Vent Oil Separator
Common signs include smoke coming from the exhaust pipe, the Check Engine Light coming on, excessive oil consumption, and sludge under the oil cap.
How Long Does a Vent Oil Separator Last?
The engine in your car can only run when the right number of controlled explosions are performed. During the explosions, there are a number of gases that are produced that will...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Evaporation Vent Solenoid
Common signs include the Check Engine Light coming on, pressure in the gas tank, and failing an emissions test.
How Long Does an Evaporation Vent Solenoid Last?
In order to do their part to help reduce emissions from escaping into the atmosphere, car manufacturers developed the evaporative emission control system, also known as the EVAP system. In simple...
How Long Does an Evaporative Emission Control Canister Last?
There are all kinds of features built into your vehicle that help ensure that amount of gasoline vapors that escape from your vehicle are kept to zero or a very...
Why Does the Air Coming Through My AC Vents Smell Bad?
When you turn on your car’s air conditioner, you should receive a flow of cold air that cools the cabin. It shouldn’t have any discernible smell. If you’re noticing strange smells coming from the...
4 Essential Things to Know About Deflectors (Sun, Vent, and Window)
Adding deflectors to your vehicles is a great way to keep rain, sleet and snow channeled away from open windows and from your sunroof – great for when you want fresh air even in poor...
4 Essential Things to Know About Your Car’s Seats and Seat Covers
Car seats come standard in all vehicles. They are made from durable materials so as to withstand prolonged use. Car seats come with various options when choosing materials, special options, and style of...

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Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 2003 Chevrolet Impala. The noise you may be hearing is the blend door actuator clicking until the door gets into the position it needs to be in. When these actuators go bad...
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Hello. Some vehicles may indeed emit a hissing noise as part of their normal operation, however, the noise is usually very quiet, not enough to cause a bother. If the noise is considerably loud, that may be an indicator of...
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Hello. If the PCV system is not hooked up correctly, this will cause excessive oil burning. This needs to be checked and repaired first. If the PCV system is working then the issue is more than likely the piston rings...
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In order to diagnose all the different problems you have, I having the A/C pressures checked to see if the system is low on refrigerant from a leaking compressor or another component. The rough idle may be due to a...
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Air vents cannot turn off on 2006 BMW 530xi
Hello. The issue you are experiencing with your 2006 BMW 530xi is likely from a faulty blower motor, faulty blower motor resistor or a faulty blower motor control switch. If left on for too long, yes, it will drain your...
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Cannot remove heating /ventilation module to get access to the heater core
Hey there. You should be able to remove the heater core by itself. Once you have the dashboard pulled forward, you will need to disconnect the hoses on the heater core. Next, you will want to remove the bolts on...
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Air vent problems - 2006 Buick Rainer
Hello, thanks for writing in. Either your blower motor is bad or the blower resistor is bad. You should also check the cabin air filter to make sure it is not clogged. If you would like to have this done,...
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air blend door
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HVAC is not working right
Hello. This is a programming problem. It is common on this vehicle. The HVAC module needs to be reprogrammed by the dealer to take care of this. Some of the time, the module will need to be replaced but most...
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Bad smell coming out of the air vents when running air
Hi there, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to help. This is often a common issue with a bad cabin filter. This is a paper element that works similarly to an air filter for your engine, but filters the...
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Gasoline smell in car when I fill gas tank
The tank seal where the fuel pump is inserted may be leaking or the vent hoses as well. Typing your year model and vent hose schematic into a search engine shows a few pretty detailed listings of what you're looking...
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Ventilation system seems to have some issues
Hello. It sounds like you have two separate issues going on here. The vent issue comes from the lack of engine vacuum making it to the interior control system. Most of the time this is as simple as finding the...
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Sour, stale smell coming from air vents
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Heating and air problem
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Blower motor isn't working
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Black soot and bad smell coming from the heater vents.
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My dog vomited in my car and now there's a heater vent smell
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