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Questions related to leaks of operating fluids, control vacuum, or in the intake or exhaust systems. For leaks in the bodywork (e.g., rain coming in) use [tag:water-leak] and/or [tag:body-work]. Also consider using fluid specific tags, for example add [tag: coolant] if you have a known coolant leak.

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Windscreen washer thing

There is a hole in the part that holds my water for washing my windscreen on my 2003 Subaru Outback and I wanted to know is it expensive to fix this and can you do it yourself if you get a secondhand ...
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How can I locate the source of this exhaust rattle?

'04 Infiniti G35. Recording of sound I'm hearing. The best example is at 0:39 onward. Heard best with headphones. Firstly: I'm aware I have an exhaust leak. That part, I can hear all the time, ...
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BMW E90 318d oil leak

I've recently replaced my splash shield and I found some oil spots on the oil pan. I've tried to look for the highest point where I could find leaked oil and it seemed to be near the oil filter ...
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Should transmission pan bolts require re-torquing after first couple drives?

I recently changed the transmission fluid, filter and gasket on an old (1986) Chrysler 5.2L v8. Initially there were no leaks, but after a couple highway drives (about 50 to 60km each) it started ...
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Looking for a leak in my car's A/C system

The A/C system in my 2013 Subaru Impreza is not working. The system reads zero pressure on both HI and LO sides when I hooked up a gauge set to it indicating that it must be completely empty. I hooked ...
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Clear liquid leaking from used A/C compressor I bought. Should I worry?

I recently bought a used A/C compressor to replace the one that died in my 2007 Mazda 3. When I went to the auto wreckers to pick it up, it leaked a clear looking oily liquid out of the one of the ...
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Fix-a-flat or spare tire?

I have a 2012 Mazda3 that I recently discovered has a leaky tire. The pressure light came on yesterday, and we located the low pressure and added 10-15psi. This morning I drove to work, but the ...
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Help?!? This has a crack in it. And after I’ve been driving it I hear a cranking noise. What is this and did I damage my car badly?

I have a 1995 Toyota Camry. When I cut my car off from driving. It leaks and make a little noise. Today I lifted the hood. I should’ve been did that. And saw this crack with liquid bubbling. I’ve been ...
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Can an exhaust leak cause bad MPG?

One of the connections between the exhaust downpipe and DPF filter is leaking (I guess the gasket may be the problem). Recently the leak got a little bit more obvious, I can hear it when reving the ...
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How are AC leaks detected?

Continuing the saga: I forgot to describe the exact symptom I have been experiencing. Here goes. After the AC failed suddenly on my '04 Corolla, I was advised to replace the compressor. When I ...
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Coolant leak passenger side on floor

2009 Journey has coolant on floor of garage on passenger side. Car doesn’t overheat but had to add coolant to the reservoir. Mechanic can’t find leak.
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Leak under car after mechanic visit

So I took my car to a mechanic (referred my a friend) to get brakes done (rear and front and an oil/filter change. This was done on a Thursday. Saturday I noticed all this water/stuff on my driveway. ...
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Exhaust leak despite tightening the flange all the way

I replaced the catalytic converter on my 93 Miata with a test pipe. The issue is there is an exhaust leak that I can't seem to fix. I tightened the flange all the way around and it still leaks. It ...
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What is the name of this part [duplicate]

I have 2007 chevy aveo and it has this 4 way hose connector thing that i need to replace but am unsure of the name so i cant look it up, thank you in advanced!
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Does any one know what this part is called?

I have 2007 Chevy Aveo and I need to replace this part but don't know what it is called. It's a "t" square that water runs through one part and air through the other and connects to the throttle body
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Are there any aftermarket temperature or leak sensors?

It seems to me the biggest threat to a car is when it leaks or overheats and people don't stop driving. I always forgot to check the temperature because the symbol is so small and I am concentrating ...
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Car turned off in stop light, battery light, oil, and brake light came on?

The situation all started when my nissan sentra 2007 leaked all the coolant from a pipe down below. I couldnt find the pipe in junkyard or in any autorepair shop so i was advised to just run another ...
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2011 Cruze LT Turbo - oil pan plug falls out

2011 Cruze LT Turbo - well maintained - last oil change Dec 2017 at local dealers - only place car maintained and all oil changes there. On hwy and large warning sign and audible - stop car and ...
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Sign of blown head gasket

I just replaced the water pump new and took out the thermostat because it was stuck closed and didn't have the 40 bucks for a new one yet. When I had the van engine running and normal temp between 185 ...
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Oil Sensor, Pan and Broken dipstick less than 1 week after Belle Tire

I took my 2008 Yukon Denali into Belle Tire and had my headlight bulbs replaced. oil change and a once over check....Who ever worked on my truck at Belle tire forgot to change out one of my running ...
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Stuck in catch-22 trying to fix radiator leak

I'm trying to use a stop-leak solution to fix a leak in the radiator, but I'm stuck in a catch-22. The stop-leak instructions say to flush the coolant system if it is dirty or clogged. I don't know ...
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Coolant leak on Holden Astra

I had a new drive belt fitted about one month ago max. Now suddenly my Astra is leaking coolant severely and the new drive belt is also damaged and this is where the coolant is leaking! Is this an ...
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briggs and stratton 8hp engine leaks gas from air intake tube- with new carberator

briggs engine was leaking gas from air intake tube-I rebuilt carb- still does same thing-I bought brand new carb-that does same thing-I am lost- there are no leaks in fuel line-I can see the gas ...
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2008 Chrysler Town & Country Gas Leak

I have a 2008 Chrysler Town & Country that emits a very strong gas (not exhaust) smell through the vents when the fan is running. This is true regardless of heat, ac, or just air. The smell only ...
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2004 Taurus - Help Identifying the leaking component

I was changing the oil on my 2004 Ford Taurus and I noticed this fairly aggressive leak. Can someone please help me identify this component and identify this leak? Any suggestions on correction?
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Can I add a gasket to my exhaust valve to reduce leak and increase cylinder pressure?

So I have a single cylinder diesel engine. We do not use it to produce power (it is operated by an electric motor) but to measure the pressure at low rpm (100-200). The volumetric compression ratio is ...
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Best sealant to use for metal oil cooler hose into oil cooler

I have just spent 14+ hours under my SAAB removing and replacing two oil cooler hoses, one tap of a hammer on a punch on a hose pipe flange at a time. That doesn't count all the research time prior ...
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Water from coolant system leaking under engine block

Water pissing out under engine block instantly after water poured into the cooling system. Has something came loose or is cause for real concern and a high-cost repair? In which car will sadly have ...
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Using synthetic oil with 115k kms (70k+ miles) [duplicate]

I have a 2008 Honda Fit GD1 that has around 115.000 kms or 70.000+ miles on it. For what is in the hood sticker, its been using Lubrax (a Brazilian brand) in the mineral form. I have the service book ...
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In what way could frost caused by weather have lead to a leaking water pump/coolant?

I recently had a burnt gasket which seems to be due to no coolant\leaking water pump. For some reason I think the weather had something to do with it. This is because the day the gasket went the was ...
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What could leak from my 2002 F150 V8 engine that smells like rotting garbage?

I mean, really smells like rotting garbage. Looks like oil, but don't think it is because the crankcase would have been empty long before now and because of the smell. It's a lifted 4x4. Has a ...
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Rebuilt engine: cranks but lots of white/grayish fumes

So today I cranked the engine I was rebuilding (Skoda Estelle/120 '72, RWD, rear mounted engine) and while it started, yes, but not without some struggling, I got a lot of white or light grayish fumes....
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Oil pressure blowing through filter gasket, but gauge shows pressure is ok

As I'm getting ready for breaking the engine I just rebuilt (Skoda Estelle/120 '70s, RWD, rear mounted engine) I wanted to start checking things before firing it, even before cranking it. I made a rod ...
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2001 ford explorer water leak

I put water In the radiator of this vehicle I just bought and water just leaks right out from behind the fan pulley somewhere on the engine. I have checked the hoses and they're all good. Help!
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2000 Honda Civic EX Coup coolant leak

I have a horrible coolant leak that appears to be coming from the back, topside of the engine. I did have a slight leak from the water pump but this is not the same location and bursts after driving ...
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Air conditioning in my car works but takes a long time to cool…?

I have a '13 Accord that I've been having A/C issues with. I just worked on the car and vacuumed out the old refrigerant and filled with new (put the correct amount as specified by manufacturer). I ...
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Engine stoped working

I was driving my car to work today where it stopped working. It happened when I tried to drive it after I stopped for traffic light. Luckily some people helped me over to push it to the side road ...
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How to un-stick a schrader valve on high side of AC

I have a 2007 Ford V6 Mustang that has a stuck high-side A/C Schrader valve. The system is evacuated and without pressure but the schrader valve will not turn. I've ruined two tools because the ...
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Does regular Stop Leak fluid work in Asian vehicles such as ES 300?

For my 1997 Lexus ES300, the power steering fluid I'm using is Prestone AS269 which is specifically marked as suitable for Asian manufactured vehicles including Lexus. Prestone also sells AS263 ...
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Diagnosing the leak location in a power steering system

My 1997 Lexus ES300 has recently sprung a leak in the power steering system, and the mechanic who diagnosed it only said it could be in either the pump or the hose, and replacing both would be around $...
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Freon leak around dryer -Honda Accord 2000 SE

after I turned A/C, engine room started smoking and it turned out it's coming from the leak around the receiver/dryer of A/C. There are two pipes to it. unsure which is high or low but I tried to ...
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Really hard to find A/C leak on 2007 Mustang

I have a 2007 Mustang V6 that leaks freon slowly. I can charge it fully, and within 5 days it's nearly gone. I've used an electronic leak detector, and no component seems to be showing a leak, except ...
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Mazda 3 (2008) coolant leak, only when starting the engine

I have a 2008 Mazda 3. Since I got it (about 2 years ago) it is loosing coolant fluid constantly (and it is getting worst: now I fill in a liter of fluid a day). The mechanics in the garage can't find ...
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What is the most typical location of slow leak in the AC system?

I had a 2011 Toyota Yaris for 5 and half years. During that time, the efficiency of the AC system went noticeably down although it still cooled somewhat. I never had the AC serviced. From this, it can ...
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Leak in boot around (steering) arm on passenger side a big threat?

Recently started looking for a leak on my 2002 Eclipse... Found a boot around the arm that steers (I think) my car that has been compromised on the passenger front. How serious is this? I think the ...
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Power Steering Fluid Leaking from some kind of ECU controlled actuator

I've got a 99 Nissan Almera 1.6L MTX ( European version of the Sentra ) and I've noticed that occasionally power steering fluid ( ATF ) will leak / squirt out from this thing: First of all, I'm not ...
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AC slow leak - accumulator 1 year old replace or keep using to find leak?

Hello everyone newbie here very helpful info listed thank you. Last year disassembled and flushed AC system, new compressor, orifice tube, accumulator. Vacuum could not hold very slow leak. Couldn't ...
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What's wrong with diesel on alternator

I have a problem with my peugeot 205 TD from 94. I had a diesel leak from injector return lines. I just fixed that but it seems like my alternator broke, again, it's like the third one in two years ...
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Oil Leaking after Oil Change…Seems Shady

I went to Sears Auto Center. This was the third time I've gone there and every time I go they have to order a filter to be delivered. After the first time, I would tell them days in advance that they ...
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Should I flush coolant after using UV dye in coolant system?

While the O'Reilly Auto Parts salesman said that I don't have to flush coolant system after using Interdynamics 375CS Radiator/Coolant Dye I would still like to have second opinion on that here in ...