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Hi where is map sensor located

Do I need to warm up before driving?

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 ...


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