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A friend of mine tells me that the engine does not have to be running for the heat to work in the vehicle. I have tried to tell him that it does have to have the engine running in order for the heat to work. Correct me if I am wrong. Or tell me that I am right so I can show my friend that I am correct.

I took my Honda CRV EX-L into the Honda dealership 2 miles from my home for it regular oil change and they gave me a list of recommended repairs. One is a new Drive Belt, Engine Coolant, and Water Pump and the cost would be $710. My car is running great! I get lots of complements and even an offer to buy it when I was at the self service car wash last ...

Radiator stop leak in engine oil how can this be fix

My engine light stays on and blinks while I'm driving, especially with acceleration.

Hi, So we bought a 2016 KIa Sedona in 2017 used that already had about 45k miles on it. Over the years while the car has been fine there have had some interior quality issues that have been annoying. Now we are looking for a new car and my husband is interested in buying another Korean car (New Hyundai Santa Fe) and I think the quality of Korean ...

I went to change the rear spark plugs on a 2001 Pontiac grand Prix 3.8l gt. I used a ratchet strap to support the engine (to gain more access to the back of the engine) as I removed the engine mount brackets. Upon completion, I went to release the ratchet strap & it went completely, allowing the engine to rest on its own with no support. Everything ...

I have an 01 Saturn sl2 with almost 200k miles (recently acquired). Car was used to many short trips last 4-5 years of its life. I'm now driving five days a week, over 200 miles weekly. I noticed the car would sometimes seem to "accelerate" as you were trying to slow down and often the engine would race (3krpms) when car was running in ...


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