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Car is an Olds Alero, 2001, with 78,000 miles. I took my car in for a free 24-point check. The mechanic called and said: 1. Battery needs to be replaced. (Battery in car is original.) 2. Coolant is only good to -20 degrees; needs partial draining and replacing. I said it was good to -34 in Nov.05; he said it deteriorates or maybe someone added water to ...
My 2004 VW Jetta has 60k miles & 2 days ago the check coolant light came on. I checked the coolant & it was not below the proper level. Today the light came back on & coolant scented steam was coming from under the hood where the coolant tank is. I am going to a Napa auto parts shortly to get more coolant to add until I decide where to get it fixed or ...
I am in the process of replacing my 1997 Kia Sportage with another "new" used car. I've been looking quite a bit at the Jeep Liberty Sport, since it is comparable in size to my Kia and I don't think it would be a problem for me to drive. Usually I have a friend who works on cars check it out for me, but he is not available anymore to do that. However, he ...
I have a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am (100,000 miles) with only 2 payments left ($600 total). I now need a repair that will cost $750. The problem is that it is leaking coolant at a gasket at the manifold intake. Is this car worth putting this much money into? There has been nothing needed but routine maintenance up until now. I'm a single mom and son just ...
Dear Patty, We have two Chrysler convertibles - a 1990 LeBaron and a 2004 Sebring. A collision shop guy told my husband never to drive around with the top down and the windows up. He said it was bad for the windows. Generally, we leave the windows down - that's the point of a convertible. But sometimes it'd be nice to have them up, especially ...
My 2000 Chevy Blazer has a coolant leak that appears to be coming from the back of the engine. Does this vehicle have a coolant hose of some sort back there?
Our 2001 Chev. Blazer heater starts on hot enough but after a min. or two really cools down depending on the out side temp. at middle fan speed. The thermastat was changed.

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