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I put a new raditior on and a couple of days later is sounded like it was boiling and ever now and then when i drive a little bit faster is sounds like it is boiling what is that?
My car continues to over heat. The fans work. I have replaced the thermostat in it twice now. When the car is in idle that's when it over heats. I have to turn on the heat and start driving to cool things off.
How do I replace the oil pan on this make and model vehicle?
Which is the best resource to get an idea of what certain common repairs would cost in Houston(so I can have a price point as a reference)? RepairPal, CarMD or DriverSide? Also best resource to recommend a trusted shop?
The front brakes on my car went bad, My mechanic says I need brake pads and rotors. He also said the left caliper caused the problem. He is reccomending that I replace both front calipers and both front brakes hoses. My question is, Do I need the reccomended items? or is he just trying to sell me something I don't need.
My Sequoia Limited has had brake squeal essentially since the day that we got it. The squeal happens at a very high pitch (sometimes so high that my husband can't even hear it). The squeal happens at low speeds and during the light braking. When they have 'fixed' it, it starts up again after a few weeks. When it starts up again, it only when the car is ...
For past month, my Subaru Forester frequently seems to clunk/jump at slow speeds, mostly when I pull in/out of parking spot or driveway, when engine is still cold. It's also leaking what I presume is oil (brown fluid). The leak has gone on for 3 months, the clunky gear shift or steering has been happening for 1 month. I checked transmission fluid, it ...

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