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Apr
15
accepted New brakes squealing?
Apr
15
asked Are radios model-specific?
Apr
8
asked New brakes squealing?
Apr
6
accepted Where'd my heat go?
Apr
5
comment Where'd my heat go?
I don't imagine thermostats are particularly expensive components?
Apr
5
awarded  Editor
Apr
5
revised Where'd my heat go?
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Apr
5
asked Where'd my heat go?
Mar
31
comment Enormous discrepancy in part cost estimation; reliability of refurbished parts online?
mechanics.stackexchange.com/questions/3096/squeaky-steering
Mar
28
comment Enormous discrepancy in part cost estimation; reliability of refurbished parts online?
If I took it to a mechanic, would they be able to tell whether it was broken/whether it was repairable just by checking it out? Maybe this is a stupid question, but is there a non-complicated way for them to tell whether it's functioning properly?
Mar
27
accepted Enormous discrepancy in part cost estimation; reliability of refurbished parts online?
Mar
27
asked Enormous discrepancy in part cost estimation; reliability of refurbished parts online?
Mar
22
comment Squeaky steering?
Yeah that's what it seems like to me but the second I took it to a mechanic, it stopped making the sound. So typical.
Mar
21
comment How do you detect and deal with a freon leak?
Definitely not the case for me. So if I go ahead and get the freon put in, I suppose there's no way of knowing how long it'll last before it goes again? Depends on the size of the hypothetical leak, right? Also, say there's no actual leak but the compressor or condenser or some component is flat out not working. would a mechanic be able to tell this by inspection?
Mar
21
awarded  Supporter
Mar
21
accepted How do you detect and deal with a freon leak?
Mar
21
comment How do you detect and deal with a freon leak?
That is very sad :(
Mar
21
asked How do you detect and deal with a freon leak?
Mar
21
accepted Squeaky steering?
Mar
21
comment Squeaky steering?
As of today it actually happens as soon as I start the car, and then continues for the first couple seconds of driving until I get up to a certain speed. Once I'm slowing down to pull into a spot, it comes back. If I sit still and it's not doing it, but then I touch the wheel to move the tires in place, it comes back. Also, no, I have not checked the power fluid. Is that something you refill, like windshield washer fluid, or something you change, like oil?