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Nope that sounds about perfect. Remember there is a spring on the radiator cap that keeps the engine coolant pressure to around 13 PSI for most manufacturers. Water doesn't boil until around 242°F (117° C) at that pressure. The manufacturers want the water to stay as a liquid because that helps the radiator work better. (Liquid to vapor transfers heat ...


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There's a lot of good answers and discussion about electrical issues and other complicated things, but to me it sounds like the steering lock is under tension and not allowing the key to turn all the way and start. You can sit in almost any car, turn it off, remove the key, and then turn the steering wheel until it clicks into the locked state. The rubber ...


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A mechanic looked at it and determined the steering lock was the problem. He replaced it and it works now. I don't know what exactly was wrong and how a bad steering lock caused all that. I don't know what caused it. I remember the driver was fidgeting trying to get it started. Could trying to turn the key in a certain way do it? I remember this happened ...


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I suspect the problem relates to a low battery. Actually turning the start motor is the most intensive process that the battery does. If it's low on change you can get the situation where other things will work but the starter won't turn. Your best course of action is to use a set of jump leads or use a charger to top up the battery and see what happens. ...


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I don't think this is a battery problem, given the circumstances and the fact the radio and everything else still work - but it's possible repeated failed attempts to start the car while diagnosing the real problem might flatten the battery, giving you a battery problem on top of the original problem... I'd suggest getting a couple of things as a ...


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Years ago when I used to inspect vehicles for a living. There was one thing that would cause such nasty fumes after 30 minutes or so. It was over spray from the anti-rust coating that sometimes would end up on exhaust parts and cause pungent sulfurous stench when hot. If it were an exhaust leak it would noticed a lot sooner and have a noise as well.


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Dumb question time: Is it a 4Matic? If so, you really need to use the same tire size on front and back in order to not cause excessive wear in the transfer case.



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