Tag: fluids

59 Posts

Aug 01, 2000

Can I mix antifreeze colors?

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I have a question about antifreeze Many months ago my trusted mechanic was making repairs to my Chevy Lumina He told me he had to flush the radiator because I had added a different color antifreeze to my cooling system...

coolant fluids

Jun 01, 2000

Why is my parking brake light coming on while I'm driving?

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I own a Toyota Corolla with a manual transmission The parking-brake light on the dashboard has started to come on This is fine when I have the parking brake on but now it happens when I am driving too It...

brakes brake pads fluids leaks

Feb 01, 2000

What is the best method for changing transmission oil?

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What is the best method to use in changing a car's automatic transmission oil One method is to remove the transmission pan drain out as much oil as you can then change the filter I understand that method leaves a...

transmissions fluids maintenance

Oct 01, 1999

How can I clean out my windshield wiper fluid container?

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My ' Honda Civic EX recently developed a new feature The blue windshield washer solution has been colonized by some pink slime that smells like somebody's unwashed gym clothes My microbiologist co-worker says that there are some forms of microbial...

cleaning wipers fluids

May 01, 1999

Why does automatic transmission fluid vary so much in price?

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Enclosed are some ads for automatic transmission fluid changes Why is there such a wide array of costs And why should I change the transmission fluid anyway -- Cliff RAY Good questions Cliff I see you've attached three expertly clipped...

transmissions fluids maintenance

Dec 01, 1998

Is the dealer brushing me off by recommending I DON'T fix a transfer case leak on my Jeep?

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I have a Jeep Cherokee with miles My problem is the car has started to leak fluid from the transfer case The seals were replaced twice in the last two months Both times the leak did stop for almost a...

leaks fluids repairs

Aug 01, 1997

How can we prevent another beloved pet from licking antifreeze off the ground?

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We recently lost a dear cat-friend and believe he died after consuming some antifreeze that had dripped in our driveway We are not negligent pet or car owners -- the darned thing had never leaked before We are terribly saddened...

pets safety fluids

Jan 01, 1997

I put Ford Type F transmission fluid into my Chrysler. Can I leave it in or should I drain it?

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I was startled when I checked the transmission-fluid level on my Chrysler New Yorker and found it about three pints low I then looked under the car and saw that the area between the engine and transmission was a bit...

fluids additives transmissions

Nov 01, 1996

Why would my transmission fluid only be "partially clean" instead of "completely clean" after a fluid change?

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I recently took my Toyota Camry with miles to the dealer for an oil change I requested that all fluids be checked When the service was completed the service advisor informed me that the transmission fluid was at its proper...

fluids transmissions maintenance

Oct 01, 1996

Why does brake fluid turn dark when it seems clean?

Dear Car Talk

Could you please clear up a question that has been nagging this weekend mechanic Why are so many brake master cylinders mounted at such odd angles My older cars have nice level reservoirs and they seem to brake just fine...

brakes fluids maintenance