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The vibration from the engine and driving will cause fretting which will wear away at the metal of the radiator. The softer metal will wear faster and will eventually make a hole in the base, most probably causing the base to crack and support for the radiator structure to fail. Fit the rubber feet : you may find that all you need to do is to release the ...


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Pretty urgent. Less urgent than say, having no friction material left on your brakes but way more urgent than any regular servicing. Driving around with a dying bearing will hurt both economy and safety but mostly safety. If the wheel is not a driven one (e.g. if it's the front wheel and your car is rear wheel drive) it's possible for the hub (and wheel) to ...


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As @Paulster2 indicated, you likely have a clogged drain, you can use some wire or I prefer metal pipe cleaners. In addition, you should remove a plug that was installed by the factory incorrectly per a service bulletin to prevent reoccurence. You can see below I have posted the core contents for you at the bottom. Stand over the front passenger wheel, ...


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Based on your replies to comments, here's the diagnosis: Most likely, you tripped the overdrive. Most modern cars have this, and most people don't know about it. Look at 2 things: look at your shifter, there should be a second button under the shifter button. That's the button that activates and deactivates the overdrive. Look at your dash, there should be ...


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The most likely scenario is that you only have a single malfunction: your thermostat. If it's open all the time, the engine will take much longer to get up to temperature (as you've noticed), and some/most AC systems are completely paranoid when the engine isn't at it's operating temperature or isn't cooling normally. Get your thermostat replaced.


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At the very least, the thermostat should be changed since it really isn't an expensive or intensive repair. Was this done while you were at the mechanic? This would certainly solve the temp gauge and engine temp. I don't believe (not 100% sure) this issue would affect the operation of the AC (it would with the heat).


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This is the part that lets the wheel go round. It is very urgent that you repair it. The bearing can seize and cause your car to swerve at whatever speed you are going and hit something/somebody. I would not use the car until it is fixed.


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I'd like to offer up some experience looking for and analyzing generic water leaks inside passenger cars. Where does the water come from? --Air Conditioning (A/C) Condensate. As the finleyarcher answer to this posting tells you, the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning system (HVAC) is one possible point of water entry. When you are running your car's ...


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The short answer is maybe. The rims may not be compatible, even though the bolt circle (5x110mm) is the same. However, I'm showing an ET42 offset on the G6 with 17s, and ET45 offset for the L300. That may not be enough difference to matter. The L300 tires are also over a half inch smaller in diameter, which makes for an additional 17 revolutions per mile....


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I'm not exactly sure which you are talking about, so will give you a couple different options and let you decide ... The switch in the dash is called the trunk lid release switch and is ACDelco PN D1409G. The OEM PN on this is 15853223. If you are talking about the mechanism in the trunk which unlatches the lid, it's called a trunk lock actuator and can ...


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What often happens in cases like these is that, although the starter and battery may be perfectly fine, the battery cannot get enough current to the starter. This is easily caused by: corroded battery terminals corroded engine ground corroded connections to the starter Your difficulty jumping the battery suggests a poor electrical connection (battery ...


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Short Answer 89021185 is compatible with 89021184 (and both are now superseded by part# 19329450). Long Answer I talked to GM parts department and they told me the 98021184 part number has been changed to part# 19329450. The associate had nothing to say regarding 89021185, and simply pointed me toward using 19329450. However, I can only find this ...


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There really isn't anything fancy you will need for an 07 G6. Some European cars will use CHFS11 and Honda will have it's own blend, but other than that you can use a universal power steering fluid, and by that I mean literally a bottle of "power steering fluid". I would recommend you use a quality brand such as Lucas and not the Autozone off brand, but they ...


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As other people in the comments said it's likely caliper related, Either a bent caliper mount or a sticking caliper piston, either way the pad is being constantly pressed against the disc and being worn down as a result of that. One way i was taught to check for such an issue is try touching the wheel nuts/bolts after a long(ish) drive, if there too hot to ...


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Looks like you need a Tech2 or similar aftermarket scan tool to do a relearn. Ensure your fluid level at 180-200°F is in the crosshatch area and that the correct fluid was used (Dexron VI). If it isn't that may be the cause of your shifting problems. Otherwise you can try this procedure. Service Fast Learn Adapts Service Fast Learn Adapts is a procedure ...


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start the car. wait till it gets warm and see if the fan flips on don't let it overheat. If it does your issue is in castle. If it does not check the power lead to the fan and see if you get 12v out of it if so then fan is probably dead or has a bad ground lead. next step is checking the fan temp sensor. It should be an open short when its cold and closed ...


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It appears the neutral safety switch for your car is very much integrated with the shift mechanism. (Note: Here are two different images of the same basic part. They are slightly different, depending upon how the shop decided to go with the replacement. Either way, the threaded rod in the first image is the part I'm suggesting might be over tightened. In ...


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