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I just put a new water pump, after the van over heated. Now the van wont go over 50mph and I see smoke coming from behind the engine, and the oil light turns on.

Hello~ The A/C & Air Circulation lights flash intermittently when the fan is turned on. When the fan is off, the Air Vent light flashes. It's still heating the car but the defrost isn't working that well. Could this be a fuse or something much bigger, like a serpentine belt? Help!

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 was driving my car and turned on the heater. It worked for a minute made a weird sound and then just turned off. I ended up taking the blower motor off and found a bunch of stuff a rat had made his home with was in there. I put in a new blower motor but it doesnt turn on. I did test the motor and it turns but not when it hooked up in the car. Any help ...

My car almost overheated the computer display read "ac off engine hot" . I checked under the hood and to my knowledge NO coolant so I bought two gallons of coolant and a new thermostat to see if I can fix the problem ., Please give me your input thx for your time and assistance


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