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I have 95 dodge neon which overheated when I was driving and start smoking. I was close to where I wanted to go, so I did not stop and kept driving. The car finally stopped by itself, and I am assuming no water left in the engine. My understanding is some of the cars have a sensor which stops if there is not any water in the engine. Need to know if 95 ...

Hi! I got into trouble last night. I was trying to reverse down a narrow street and hit a car's front bumper quite hard. But when i checked, it has no dents nor scratches. It looks exactly like nothing happened. When the owner went down, he inspected his car and opened the driver's door and we heard a creaking sound and told us that it was from ...

what is the name of the hose that connects to the thermostat housing and goes to the engine

Hope you can help. My LR3 has No air in the rear airbags. The Suspension default light is on and the suspension compressor is trying to engage but will not allow the truck to raise. So do I need to replace the compressor or change airbags ? It has 152k

During high external temperatures I hear a fairly loud fan come on for a period of time and then turn off. is this normal? 2013 Tahoe LT with 45,000 miles and always serviced by Chevrolet as required. Thanks. Bob

I have about 130,000 miles on my x-terra it runs great BUT l’ve had to replace the starter 5 times in the last 5 years. 3 times in the last 2. What could be the reason for this?

Hi, I want to buy brake calipers from an America dealer but they don’t have my exact car model in their system (2013 Kia Optima Platinum). Is there an American kia model that has calipers with the same specs as my car (size and configuration)?


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