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Hi, I am at a loss. I have a 2000 Jeep Cherokee. In June 2009 My car started to over heat and steam started coming from the hood, looked like anti-freeze was on the ground. I had the car towed to a local garage. They replace the Radiator, Thermostat. Therm Housing Gasket, Cool Rapid Flush, Dex-cool Coolant. The following day I notice that the ...
In replacing a serpentine belt on a mini cooper S there is very little room; what is the best advice on loosening the tensioner
How tight should a serpentine belt be?
I bought my Jeep used from a dealership. It had 27k miles and one owner. It was 2 yrs old at the time. I now have 100k miles. I had to replace the transmission at 80569 miles (2006). The serpentine belt was replaced at 56983 miles. Power steering pump replaced at 98450 miles. This is a 4x4 v-8. I cannot afford to replace this vehicle. What should I ask ...
Hi, I need advice and intelligent options. I have a 1993 Mitsubishi 3000 GT (V6 3.0L 2972cc 181CID FI GAS N B). Since I first got her back in 2003, she has only broken down twice. The first time was in May of 2007. It was the transmission and that was five years ago. I had the entire tranny rebuilt at a place called Daffy Daves in Key West. While she was ...
My Kia has 75,ooo miles and the serpentine belt and pulley tentioner has been a constant problem it was for awhile being replaced every 1o,ooo miles its been 2 years since the last episode and out of warranty. During car washes with under carriage wash,humidity of quick change in temps it squeals like a pig and then stops after a couple days. What is the ...
How do you remove serpentine belt on a Pontiac Sunfire?

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