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How to keep my car well maintained?

I am a new driver and a new car owner. When I bought my car, I came to know I needed to change the engine oil to maintain the car. My car also gives an indicator to maintain oil. I can feel it when ...
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Fluid Pumps for Various Maintenance Items

I have a fluid pump that I've used for brake fluid. I am going to tackle transmission and differential fluid drain-n-fills in semi-near future...any concerns about using same pump for all of these, ...
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2011 Pathfinder leaking green fluid?

First, I don't know a whole lot about vehicle repair. I've only done some minor repairs on my truck like sensors and anti-freeze types of repairs. I noticed this puddle of green fluid on my garage ...
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Power steering fluid foam 2004 honda

This is my sons car so I have not been driving it: Power steering fluid under car just under power steering fluid reservoir area. Reservoir fluid level is below bottom fill line. Filled it to top fill ...
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Unknown pink car fluid running low

When I opened the car hood, I see a pink fluid running low, I am not quite sure what the liquid is, and would I be able to add it by myself? What is this pink fluid? And would I be able to add it by ...
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Can clutch fluid be low for any reason other than a leak?

I’ve had two top up my clutch fluid two times in a few days though it hasn’t gone low today. I was looking for the leak which I believe can only occur in clutch fluid container, master cylinder, slave ...
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Brake Pedal/M. Cylinder Squeaks And Can’t Bleed

I have an ‘02 Chrysler Sebring that I’ve been working on as a project. When I got it, it had front brakes but the calipers in the rear were so gone they wouldn’t work. I have since bought new ...
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should i change my transmission fluid it’s dark brown (picture is provided) [duplicate]

Hello people i’m kind of hesitant to change my transmission fluid i do not know if the car has been serviced i bought it from a guy and the miles were around the 180k now it’s at 200,754 miles, it’s a ...
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Can low fluid levels cause a knock sensor to become faulty?

I recently had one or both of the knock sensors in my '05 Toyota Highlander V6 go bad and I went to a mechanic to get both of them replaced. Some background: the check engine light came on and the ...
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Brake pad is gone, piston is leaking brake fluid. Do I have to replace the caliper now too?

Long story short, I waited too long to replace brake pad on my rear wheel. Now it's leaking brake fluid and I was wondering if I have to also replace the caliper along with rotor and brake pad? Or is ...
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Add Power Steering Fluid instead of Dextron II

I have a 1997 Toyota RAV4, I started adding power steering fluid, then I noticed it was not the same color, it ask for Dextron II instead. I only put maybe couple drops. Will it ruin my Power Steering,...
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Change transmission fluid

I have a 1997 Nissan FB14 Sunny with a GA15 engine (Japanese specs). I want to change the automatic transmission fluid. Can anyone tell me how much Quarts it will take? I don't want to overfill and ...
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Clutch fluid, DOT 4 Brake Fluid

1999 Honda Civic, 5-speed. Don't have manual, yet. Is DOT 4 Brake Fluid recommended?
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Does power steering fluid go bad quickly?

I've always heard that brake fluid goes bad real fast (IIRC, it absorbs the moisture in the air). What about power steering fluid? Can you buy a large container and use it over the years? Or, like ...
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Prestone Power Steering with Stop Leak fluid for 2001 Jeep Cherokee XJ?

Is Prestone Power Steering Fluid with Stop Leak compatible with a 2001 Jeep Cherokee XJ? Note that I'm not expecting much from "Stop Leak", but unless it harms things, it doesn't cost any extra. Any ...
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Can washer fluid catch fire if accidentally spilled on a hot engine?

The user's manual of my car contains the following warning: Do not add washer fluid when the hybrid system is hot or operating as washer fluid contains alcohol and may catch fire if spilled on the ...
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Buick Lacrosse CXL transmission fluid

I just had my transmission fluid changed in my Buick Lacrosse CXL, they used an STP brand of fluid and said it was Dexron III. I am reading that GM recommends Dexron VI for this car. Is it ok to use ...
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Is DIY penetrating fluid safe for alloy wheels?

I have an alloy wheel which is rusted onto the drum. I have watched dozens of YouTube videos regarding making your own (more effective and less costly) penetrating fluid. I am very concerned, however,...
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Why am i losing tranny fluid but no leak

I have to put more in about ever month and have no leaks any where and also will pulling a small trailer hurt my 2008 entoroge van
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Why does this transfer box fluid bottle look squished?

I recently bought a few bottles of unopened transfer box fluid for my LR3. I have no way of telling how old the fluid is, but it seems to have done something over time to reduce the volume of air ...
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What types of automotive fluid are prone to hygroscopic deterioration?

I would like to compile a list of hygroscopic fluids where sufficient water absorption leads to performance deterioration. A sensitivity ranking would be great as well. The obvious one is brake fluid,...
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Use Multi-Vehicle Automatic Transmission Fluid [duplicate]

Can we use Multi-Vehicle Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) for a transmission that Manufacturer specified to use Toyota-IV?
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Is it harmful to run out of washer fluid?

Today, when having a notification about low washer fluid level, I thought of my previous car that didn't have washer fluid sensor. I ran several times completely out of washer fluid. Yet in this ...
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What to do with transmission hoses during radiator change

When changing my radiator (94 Chevy k1500 4x4 ext) do I need to plug the transmission hoses after disconnecting them?
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High mileage vehicle: Long drive before and after maintenance

I'm preparing to make a long dive over the Thanksgiving holiday using a high mileage vehicle (Chevy 4.3 with 265k miles), and I am wondering if there are any curious/gimmicky maintenance suggestions I ...
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Terminology Question

I just got back from getting my car serviced and they said that my radiator fluid is "35 below 0" on the service report they gave back. What does this mean? Thanks!
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Why different fluids in car systems

For example, why couldn't brake fluid be used for transmissions or vice versa or power steering fluid as brake fluid etc with the exception of coolant Aren't they all a form of oil that isn't ...
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GM power steering fluid -- what kind do I need?

I have a 2007 Pontiac G6 (3.5L V6) that needs power steering fluid. However, I do not know what type is compatible with my vehicle. My manual simply says: GM Power Steering Fluid (GM Part No. U.S....
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Checking Transmission Fluid Condition

I have read a lot about transmission fluids, what good ATF looks like, and when to change it. But, I still have trouble defining the deterioration level of transmission fluid I extracted from my 2008 ...
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Genuine Honda power steering fluid...do I have to use this?

I have a 2003 Honda Accord (V6). I've read in the manual that I need to use Genuine Honda power steering fluid. Is this a must or can I use any power steering fluid. The Honda one has a reddish/pink ...
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Will changing my transmission fluid cause problems?

I have a 2011 Chevy Traverse that has 111k miles on it and has never received transmission maintenance. It still contains the original fluid and we have received different opinions on what we should ...
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Should a bushing or sealant be used when bolting a gun safe to the cab floor?

The Nissan Titan quad cab has a rear seat fold up which when moved up shows a visible compartment for storage. I would like to remove this plastic compartment and install a custom gun safe but I am ...
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