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Troubleshooting Truck Heater ProblemsWhen your vehicle's heater is not blowing hot air, you need to figure out why not. This page is about troubleshooting truck heater problems.

 

Windshield Washers Spraying

Windshield Washers Not SprayingWhen your windshield washers won't spray, there are a few reasons that could cause this problem. There are some steps you can take to troubleshoot the cause and repair options. This page has advice for how to repair windsheild wipers that no longer spray.

 

Glue used to repair a saggy headliner in a car.

Repairing a Saggy HeadlinerThis is a page about repairing a saggy headliner. If the headliner in your vehicle comes loose and gets saggy, it can make the interior very unattractive.

 

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Troubleshooting Car Heater ProblemsThis is a page about troubleshooting car heater problems. The weather is cold and of course your heater is not working properly. Determining the cause of the problem can be time consuming and frustrating.

 

A line of tires for sale at a tire store.

Buying Blemished TiresThis is a page about buying blemished tires. Great tips for when you are in the market for new tires but don't care about a scuff or two.

 

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Gluing a Car Handle Back OnWhat glue can I use to attach my rear door handle back onto the car? Both surfaces are plastic. I tried gorilla glues and epoxies, which did not work. Someone told me no glue can fix a car. It is a 2004 Scion XB.

 

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Discolored Plastic Headlight CoversI am looking for a way to remove the discoloration on plastic head light covers on a 1998 Chrysler van. It is ruff looking and stops a lot of the light from coming through from the head light. The light has become very opaque and not crystal clear like it was when it was new.

 

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Oil Dipstick BrokeMy oil dipstick broke off in the engine, snapped right off at the cheap plastic handle and what's left of it down in the tube is the other half of the plastic handle, wedged in tightly, about 1/2 to 3/4" down with nothing to grip it by, so I now can't even pull the stick out to check my oil.

 

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Lost Radio Code for a Rover 45I have recently had a new battery on my Rover 45. Unfortunately the radio does not now work and I do not have the code. What do I do?

 

Gray Smoke Coming From a Tailpipe

Gray Smoke Coming From a TailpipeThis is a page about gray smoke coming from a tailpipe. Smoke coming from your tailpipe is generally not a good thing. The different colors of smoke can help narrow down the possible problem.

 

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Ford Escape Hesitates When AcceleratingI have a 2008 Ford Escape with 124.000 original miles. The vehicle performs great on highway driving, but when in stop and go traffic for any length of time, it starts this hesitation. When traffic clears out, I accelerate and the maximum speed tops off at 40 mph and the tach reads 4rpm. It is very rough sounding. No check engine lights on and there are no lights blinking.

 

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Volkswagen Golf GT Having Electrical MalfunctionsElectrical issues can be traced through the wiring or could be a burned out fuse. This page contains advice for Volkswagen Golf GT is having electrical malfunctions.

 

Wet Fiat emblem.

Troubleshooting Intermittent Warning Lights on Fiat StiloThis is a page about troubleshooting intermittent warning lights on Fiat Stilo. Intermittent warning lights can be caused by a number of issues. It is best to take it in to a repair shop, to confirm whether it is caused by faulty wiring or a computer issue.

 

The word Recall painted in yellow on a street.

Finding Information on Auto RecallsIf you are not the original owner of a vehicle, you will need to periodically check for recalls, especially prior to taking it in for repairs. This is a page about finding information about auto recalls.

 

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How to Fix a Peeling Airbag CoverIf the cover on your airbag begins to peel a trip to the dealer is the best first step. There may be a recall, and even if not, they can assess whether the damage is cosmetic or structural. This is a page about how to fix a peeling airbag cover.

 

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Car Air Conditioner Blows Hot AirOur Jaguar 2005 model has lost the air conditioner. We've checked out everything. It just blows out hot air. In the winter it just blew out cold air. We have added coolant.

 

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Truck Stalls After a Short DistanceI have a 2003 Dodge diesel truck. I had a new heater core installed and drove home about a 20 mile ride. The next time we used the truck it broke down and we thought maybe it was low on gas.

 

Car Radio

Repairing a Car RadioThis is a page about repairing a car radio. You may be able to save money by making some repairs to your car radio.

 

Grey car with a scratched bumper.

Fixing a Scratched Car BumperThis is a page about fixing a scratched car bumper. Car bumpers can be damaged in an accident or even in the mall parking lot.

 

Free Auto Services

Using Free Auto ServicesThis is a page about using free auto services. Auto parts and repair shops often offer free services, some of which are not widely advertised.

 

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Truck Heater Blower Doesn't WorkI have a 2006 Chery 3500. My blower motor didn't stop after I shut my truck off, so I thought the resistor was bad. I changed it and now my blower motor doesn't run at all unless I wire both resistors in series. Is my blower motor bad?

 

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2005 Silverado Truck OverheatingI have changed the thermostat, radiator cap, and water pump. The heater blows cold air. When the truck heats up, then the heater blows hot when truck is reg temp. Please help.

 

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Fixing Auto Radiator LeaksThis is a page about fixing auto radiator leaks. Replacing a radiator is expensive. Sometimes a minor leak can be repaired.

 

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Troubleshooting a Car That is OverheatingMy '98 Buick Century started overheating. My husband put in a new water pump, new hoses, and a new thermostat. We thought it was fixed, but now it's losing water somewhere, not on the ground.

 

Repairing a Car

Repairing a Car's TransmissionThis is a page about repairing a car's transmission. The transmission in your car is a very essential part of the engine. Keeping it in good working order and recognizing the onset of problems may save you money in the long run.

 

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Electronic Key ReplacementWho knew it would be so difficult to replace my car keys? Electronic keys are not as simple to replace as other car, home or other keys. If you don't already have a spare, you might want to get one before you need one.

 

Repairing a Flat Tire

Repairing a Flat TireIt can be very frustrating to get a flat tire, especially if you have to fix it yourself. This is a page about repairing a flat tire.

 

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GPS Instead of a SpeedometerWe have an old car, and it needed a new speedometer. We were told by our friend who works on cars to just get a GPS and use it. GPS's tell your speed along with directions.

 

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Jump Starting a PriusThis video has instruction for how to jump start a Prius. The video is made by a Toyota service professional.

 

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Clicking Noise in a 1994 Saturn SC2I bought this Saturn and the battery has gone dead twice, when that happened a clicking noise started coming from under the middle console. The person I bought the car from says it's because the battery is low? This doesn't make sense to me, no juice, no sound; you would think?

 

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Truck Heater Doesn't HeatI have checked the thermostat and the flaps. The heater hoses are hot and still the heater does not heat the cab. What could be wrong?

 

Finding an Honest Mechanic, Mechanic Holding up Car Part in Front of Car

Finding an Honest MechanicThis is a page about finding an honest mechanic. Mechanics can be notoriously difficult to deal with at times. Finding a good honest mechanic can save you a lot of money and headaches.

 

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Saving Money on Car RepairsThis is a page about saving money on car repairs. If you drive a car you know how inevitable car repairs are. You will be familiar with how expensive they can get. Saving even a small percentage off you car repairs can add up to a lot of money.

 

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Review: eBay Motors for Auto PartsUse eBay motors for car parts vs. local parts stores or junkyards. My car needs a headlight. A local junkyard quoted me $45 for the part. I recently bid on, and won the same thing on eBay motors for $5 plus $12.40 shipping.

 

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Fuse Box Diagram for Ford WindstarI have been looking for a diagram of a fuse box for a 1995 Ford Windstar. A year ago I actually found one online but I'm having a heck of a time locating it now. Could you help me out?

 

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Reattaching a Rear View MirrorThe rear view mirror fell down and is just hanging there. I have a 2000 Buick Regal. Is there any trick in reattaching it? I see a spot where it was glued and also a clip that held it in place, but I do not know where it fell from.

 

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Why Does My Car Start and Then Flood?Is it my fuel injector? The car starts, but floods out on take off. Please help.

 

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Rust in Ford Taurus Coolant SystemI have a 1997 Ford Taurus. I keep getting rust in the coolant. I have had to replace 3 soft plugs and 2 recovery tanks. I have flushed the system 6 times. Any suggestions on why this continues?

 

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Resetting a Car RemoteMy car remote just stopped working in the winter. It was working fine before. It's not due to bad handling, that's for sure, and it's not broken. Any tips on how I can reset it at home, instead of taking it to the mechanic? Thank you.

 

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Repairing a Leaking Sun RoofThe sun roof in my Pontiac Grand Prix is leaking. How do I fix that? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.

 

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What Can I Use in Place of a Broken Glove Compartment Door?Does anyone have any ideas as to what can be put in front of a glove compartment when the door is broken beyond repair and has been thrown away? I've looked for some kind of netting that can be put up to keep items from falling out. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

 

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Turn Signals Not WorkingMy car's front turn signals work, but the rear ones do not. The fuses and bulbs are good. The flashers on the dash blink fast. What could be the problem?

 

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Spray Paint to Update Car CarpetingAn auto detailer said that used car lots update old carpeting with plain old spray paint.

 

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Car Parking and Tail Lights Don't WorkThe parking and tail lights on my car stopped working. The fuses are good. Now what?

 

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How Do I Fix an Oil Leak?How can I stop a small oil leak on my 1997 Lexus?

 

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Why Did My Truck's Fuel Pump Fail After Only a Month?I have a '02 Nissan Frontier and it's fuel pump (not filter) went bad after one month. Any idea why?

 

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Repairing Front End Vibration in 2004 Jeep RubiconI am looking for suggestions to repair a vibration in the front-end of a 2004 Jeep Rubicon. There is a vibration (not safe) between 45 and 50 mph. Then it stops. I have had really bad vibration twice at freeway speeds.

 

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1993 Ranger Heater Not Working My 1993 Ranger won't heat up. I've put in 3 different thermometers, drained and flushed the radiator, new heater core, new temperature sending unit and still no heat. The temperature gauge won't rise above the "C" and the heater blows cold air. Any suggestions?

 

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Low Beam Headlights Not Working ProperlyI have a 1992 Honda Civic. The low beam on the driver's side does not work. If I hit the high beam the driver's side goes on, but the other side goes off. Is it the switch or the lights themselves?

 

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Grand Vitara Buzzing After Key is RemovedWhy would the buzzer on our Grand Vitara continue to beep even after the key is removed, thus draining the battery?

 

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Mazda Miata Convertible is LeakingI have a 2006 Mazda Miata convertible. Out of nowhere it has started leaking when it rains. It seems like it is coming in behind the panel directly behind the driver's seat. Instantly the floor is soaked. Any ideas? Thanks a lot.

 

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Security System Light Keeps Coming On in a 2000 Chevy Van The security system light keeps coming on in a 2000 Chevy van 1500 series. What is causing this?

 

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Cigarette Burn on a Fabric Truck SeatHow do you repair a cigarette burn on a fabric truck seat?

 

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Hyundai Elantra Wiper Fluid Reservoir is CrackedI have a 2000 Hyundai Elantra Wagon and the windshield wiper fluid reservoir has cracked and won't hold any fluid. I have called around for the replacement part and the cost is outrageous for a piece of plastic.

 

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AM Radio Has Stopped Receiving a SignalMy 2006 Subaru Outback AM radio has stopped receiving signals. Has anyone had that problem and know a solution?

 

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2004 Sienna Power Sliding Door Not WorkingThe power sliding door on my 2004 Toyota Sienna is broken. It will cost $1800 to replace the motor. How can I disconnect the motor to make it a manual door? The dealer said everything runs through the motor and they can't disconnect the motor or cut any wires for safety reasons.

 

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2003 Toyota Corolla is Slow to StartMy car is slow to start up sometimes. I have had the battery, fuel pump and spark plugs checked and all are fine. Any suggestions what might be the problem? This has been going on for 2 weeks. My car is parked in an enclosed garage so it doesn't get very cold. It is a 2003 Toyota Corolla.

 

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Chevy Venture Engine Doesn't Stay OnI have a 1997 Chevy Venture, the engines cranks but doesn't stay on.

 

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Diagnosing Problems with Used Chevy VanWe bought a 1998 Chevy Venture Van. The only dealer on the island wants $100.00 per hour at a minimum of 2 hours to plug into their diagnostic computer. The radio doesn't work. The dome lights don't come on. The air blows only warm air. I can buy the reset code online for the radio for $5.00, but as for the rest, I am not sure how to proceed. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Aloha.

 

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Dodge Caravan's Electric Windows Stopped WorkingI have a 2005 Dodge Caravan with only 15,000 miles and my warranty has expired. Both electric windows have stopped working. I checked the fuse but it is fine. Do you think both the left and right electric motor broke at 15,000 miles?

 

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Making Foggy Headlamps ClearHow do I make foggy headlamps clear?

 

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Phantom Door LockingI have a 2007 GMC Envoy. The dealer's solution to phantom door locking has been to disconnect the mechanical linkage to the inside door lever. I'm concern with the possibility of needing to exit the locked drivers door in an emergency, having lost electrical power. I'm unsuccessful in dealing with GMC. Any advice?

 

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Tips To Find Inexpensive Body WorkWe have a car that has a good sized dent in it from a hit and run driver. We are going to have to pay for the repair out of our own pocket. Does anyone have any tips for getting body work done as inexpensively as possible?

 

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A/C Problems In 2003 Olds SilhouetteI have a 2003 Olds Silhouette. The A/C works, but stops working and restarts without a change to the controls. The coolant was checked and determined to be full. Cabin filter was cleaned of debris and recently replaced. Do you think it is the compressor or does it have a clutch that could be the problem or something else? Thanks I am a long time fan.

 

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Ford Focus: Light On Dash Keeps FlashingI recently bought a 2008 Ford Focus. Today after putting gas in the car a light started flashing intermittently. It's located on the very bottom left of the dash, it looks like a car with a giant lock symbol. We can't figure out what its for, and how to stop it.

 

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Problems With Convertible Car TopWe live on an island on the coast of Texas. Sometimes my convertible top will not go up and down properly. Should I use w-d 40? What else could be wrong?

 

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Installing a Review Mirror in a Buick RegalI am looking for information on how to install a review mirror in a Buick Regal.

 

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"Ford 8 Inch Rebuild/Gear Setup" InstructionsI am looking for written instructions for "Ford 8 Inch Rebuild/Gear Setup". I have found nine inch and this does not work. Looking for suggestions where to look, who to contact. Thanks for helping me rebuild my 48 Ford.

 

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Car Bangs When Shifting Into OverdriveWhy does my 1997 Buick Lasabre shift into overdrive with a bang?

 

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Disc Brakes Are Too HardI recently had someone replace the shoes pads on my Chrysler 300M. It has 4 disc brake. Anyway, he replaced the pads but now the brakes are very hard, harder than they used to be. The car stops fine but I think this person might not have done something right.

 

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2002 Chrysler Town & CountryWhen do you need to flush a transmission on a 2002 Town & Country?

 

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Sticky Ignition In a CarWhen starting my car, the ignition switch slightly sticks when returning to it's normal position. I'm tempted to give it a shot of WD-40 or tuner cleaner. But, I don't want to cause any electrical problems. Any advice would be welcome.

 

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Saving Money on Car Repairs (and Maintenance)I notice that I have fewer major problems than many of my friends and acquaintances. I think it's because I always get my oil changed when it's due and do a maintenance check-up once or twice a year.

 

Glueing Droopy Car Headliner

Glueing Droopy Car HeadlinerThis is not the first car that I've owned that's thin ceiling material started to droop down, but I finally created a way to fix it!

 

Check Your Car for Recalls

Check Your Car for RecallsAutomobile manufacturers offer free repairs called "recalls" for many problems which affect their cars. These repairs are generally available from the nearest dealer whether a car has had one or many owners.

 

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2009 Yukon Denali Shut Down and Won't RestartThe readings of the dashboard of my 2009 Yukon Denali said 100 then started to countdown to zero and then my truck shut down. And now I can't even get it started and I can't seem to have anybody help me to understand why.

 

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Car Transmission ProblemsI have a 1998 Honda Civic and my car runs and then stops, but the car is still on. It does not move forward or backwards. I took it to my mechanic and he said that it's the transmission. When it warms up it stops and doesn't shift gears. Can it be something else?

 

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Repairing a Rear Windshield Washer SprayerThe rear hatch sprayer on my Rendevous is not spraying onto the window. You can hear the pump. Water will run out of the last rear passenger seat belt area. Where does the line run?

 

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Truck Heater Gives Off Bad SmellI have a 1994 GMC Sierra with new A/C evaporator installed six years ago. The A/C works great with no bad odor. When the heater is turned on, the air has a bad odor. The odor continues (forever) during the winter. What could cause this?

 

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Ford Ranger Heater IssueI own a 2005 Ford ranger. How do I tell which is screwed up, the temp control switch or the blend door actuator?

 

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Yukon Having Electrical Problems After Installing New Plugs and WiresI had my 2014 Yukon xl serviced. The service included changing and installing new spark plugs and wires. When I drove the vehicle after leaving the service department, the lights on the dashboard and the interior lights started flashing off and on and the door locks repeatedly locked and unlocked.

 

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