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Hi! So I purchased a manual 99 vw beetle. Although I love it and am happy with the car, I am not happy about spending about 150$ a month on antifreeze and coolant. I cannot for the life of me figure out what the issue is. My car will overheat, and then leak all my coolant out from a tiny hole underneath the passenger's side on the left. It looks like ...

Hi, my buick century needs a smog, but my battery is dead,dead, won't turn over, my trunk won't open its so dead. Anyways it would require a new battery mostly, but does my car require a certain amount of times to be driven before it can 'reset' itself to smog correctly? I heard some of the 'newer' cars require this. Please advise ...

I need to know if Valvoline import multi-vehicle full synthetic automatic transmission fluid is compatible with my Mitsubishi which is a 2006 endeavor I also need to know if it's the same fluid as Mitsubishi genuine ATF SP lll

Hello! I have a Honda Civic, and I believe that my radiator cap is leaking. There is a huge wet spot inside my hood, right around the area near the radiator cap, and I believe it's rusting (?). There are wet, orange, brown, mucus-like blobs within the wet areas. I definitely want to fix this ASAP. is there anything I can do to fix this problem ...

Hi. I just want to ask about how can i assure that the new car that im buying is a brand new one. Or if there is something that i have to know/check in the car's body to convince myself that the car is definitely brand new and fresh from the supplier. It is just an assurance because im having a doubt on our agent right now. Because she have just ...

Wouldn't let me put the model but it's a 97 GMC Jimmy. 4.3. 6 cylinder vortech. 4wd. The issue is it died the other day. The dashboard gauges won't work. Stuck in park. Cranks but doesn't start. Battery and alternator are both good. Didn't have a spark. Installed new ignition coil and it started up but wouldn't start up after. ...


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