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I started my 2003 Lexus RX350 in the garage to warm up. After 5-10 minutes the air blowing inside was freezing. When I put the car in gear to drive warm air comes out. Only when idling to try n warm up before/after work this happens. What could be causing this to happen?
I need to replace or repair the rusted rack and pinion on my 2000 Chevy Malibu.
I just put 5w/30 motor oil in my 1999 Honda Accord 4 bottles. Dropped oil on the freeway right after. Saw smoke out of tailpipes. What happened to my car?
Is the 4 cylinder engine friendly or unfriendly?
Hi .. I recently got this car a couple years ago and have done my best to keep up with all it's high maintance up keep haha.. But a couple days ago I picked my boy up from school and drove and immediately steam came through the hood. I parked it and popped the hood and there was coolant everywhere. To my surprise the water intake valve had popped off. And I ...
Owners manual recommends 0w20 motor oil , oil change "mechanic" says this grade is synthetic only, if so what other grade is compatible for this car
My 2003 Honda accord wouldn't start, every time I would turn the key in the ignition it would make a clicking sound but sometimes the radio and lights would come one. We checked the battery, it was good & we replaced the starter. Now if we jump it the car will crank but the rpm needle is way past the 8 and if I mash the break the car will cut off and not ...

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