• OVERHEATING CAR.....PLEASE HELP ME?

    I have a 2002 ford fiesta 1.3 and it always overheats the fan is constantly on even when just the electrics are on and it takes about 20 seconds for it to turn off when engine switched off.  The fan switch, thermostat and coolant reservoir bottle have all been replaced. And still nothing had changed.  I drained... show more
    I have a 2002 ford fiesta 1.3 and it always overheats the fan is constantly on even when just the electrics are on and it takes about 20 seconds for it to turn off when engine switched off.  The fan switch, thermostat and coolant reservoir bottle have all been replaced. And still nothing had changed.  I drained the radiator today until clear water was running through it... replaced the water with coolant but still it overheats.  There are no leaks I can see. And the heating in the car doesn t work.  Anyone have any ideas.  Thanks in advance.
    17 answers · 1 day ago
  • Can a harmonic balancer cause the power steering and alternator to go bad.?

    So whenever my friend turns her car, her power steering stops working and her battery light comes on. Only when she turns her car. So I what should I check in the belt components and could it be the harmonic balancer.
    So whenever my friend turns her car, her power steering stops working and her battery light comes on. Only when she turns her car. So I what should I check in the belt components and could it be the harmonic balancer.
    16 answers · 2 days ago
  • Car battery only holds about 10.5 volt charge. Cables are tight. car runs once started, but battery seems to be dying.?

    Tried to get battery looked at at Autozone, the guy said it's only showing about 10.47 volts. I asked if he could check the alternator, but his computer said no because the battery wasn't 12V. The guy said only way to check alternator with low battery is to take alternator out of car. Can't do that. So... show more
    Tried to get battery looked at at Autozone, the guy said it's only showing about 10.47 volts. I asked if he could check the alternator, but his computer said no because the battery wasn't 12V. The guy said only way to check alternator with low battery is to take alternator out of car. Can't do that. So the car barley turns over and it seems to be getting weaker each day. The place where we bought the battery said it's the cables, but I tightened those suckers up good. I personally think it's the battery, it was a refurb to begin with, but my daughter has only had it about 6 months. I'm debating whether to just buy another battery or have a mechanic look at it. Which of course we can't really afford that.
    17 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why does my car run poorly on 87 but smoother on 89?

    The manual even recommends 87 and it has a compression ratio of 9.5 seems like it should run great on 87. The engine was rebuilt and I'm not sure what all was done to it maybe that has something to do with it?
    The manual even recommends 87 and it has a compression ratio of 9.5 seems like it should run great on 87. The engine was rebuilt and I'm not sure what all was done to it maybe that has something to do with it?
    9 answers · 21 hours ago
  • Can I find my stolen car?

    13 answers · 3 days ago
  • Tire problem?

    8 answers · 22 hours ago
  • Ford Fiesta premature tire wear since 2012?

    Yes the OEM tires were crap but only 20,000 miles and they re done? Then tried a set of Goodyears, only got 30,000 on them. Now Generals are wearing quickly. Front tires wear inside and treads are feathered. Ford has aligned the car a couple differnet times. What s going on here? Is there something wrong with this... show more
    Yes the OEM tires were crap but only 20,000 miles and they re done? Then tried a set of Goodyears, only got 30,000 on them. Now Generals are wearing quickly. Front tires wear inside and treads are feathered. Ford has aligned the car a couple differnet times. What s going on here? Is there something wrong with this car? Yes I rotate the tires as recommmended.
    10 answers · 2 days ago
  • Chirping/squealing noise help?

    Best answer: Get a $15 engine stethoscope so you can find the noisy bearing and not blow major $$$ on needless parts. That water pump is $250, why would you replace it for no reason? I pity you, your wallet must be really deep. After all that $ spent, then you'll find out the noise is from the A/C clutch bearings most... show more
    Best answer: Get a $15 engine stethoscope so you can find the noisy bearing and not blow major $$$ on needless parts.
    That water pump is $250, why would you replace it for no reason? I pity you, your wallet must be really deep.
    After all that $ spent, then you'll find out the noise is from the A/C clutch bearings most likely after the idler pulleys.

    * Those pricey LS engine water pumps are good for ~ 250K miles, I have never had to replace one that failed.
    Sometimes the alternator rear bearing will squeal under heavy load at sub zero temp's, hit it with the stethoscope!
    Down low on the passenger side is the lower idler and A/C clutch, both can be shaft hit with the stethoscope probe.
    Make sure the A/C compressor drive shaft isn't seized up, that will make the belt skip and jump like a monkey barrel.
    10 answers · 3 days ago
  • What causes steam to exit from car engine oil cap?

    When i opened the car engine's oil cap, it caused some serious steam to come out while the engine was running. Temp gauge was at 90 celsius. I suspect its a clogged PCV valve; any other ideas ? Car is wrangler yj '90 model.
    When i opened the car engine's oil cap, it caused some serious steam to come out while the engine was running. Temp gauge was at 90 celsius. I suspect its a clogged PCV valve; any other ideas ? Car is wrangler yj '90 model.
    7 answers · 17 hours ago
  • Hello car drivers, I need help please. based on your honest judgement on on yhe photo attached, how soon should I top off my coolant?

    Hello car drivers, I need help please. based on your honest judgement on on yhe photo attached, how soon should I top off my coolant?

    It's still above the "L" label, but a little bit. by the way my coolant is 50/50 toyota super life long coolant.
    It's still above the "L" label, but a little bit. by the way my coolant is 50/50 toyota super life long coolant.
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why won't my car start?

    About a week or so ago the battery died so we bought a whole new one. After we put it in, it didn't start. The radio and everything works but the car doesn't start. When we turn the key it clicks but that's it. Actually, a couple times it has started up perfectly after we flipped a switch that is behind... show more
    About a week or so ago the battery died so we bought a whole new one. After we put it in, it didn't start. The radio and everything works but the car doesn't start. When we turn the key it clicks but that's it. Actually, a couple times it has started up perfectly after we flipped a switch that is behind coin holder, under the steering wheel. There's steps in the manual but it doesn't work or at least last. The car is a 1998 Toyota Corolla.
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • What would cause a turn signal to work off and on?

    The turn signals work fine much of the time, but every now and then they just stop working for a period and later start working again. What would cause this? I want to have a mechanic look at it, but I am just wondering if anyone knows what would cause a problem like this. I had another vehicle that did this once... show more
    The turn signals work fine much of the time, but every now and then they just stop working for a period and later start working again. What would cause this? I want to have a mechanic look at it, but I am just wondering if anyone knows what would cause a problem like this. I had another vehicle that did this once and I had a shop fix it but it only worked good for a short time and then started doing the same thing again.
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Whats wrong with this car?

    Best answer: Hi there, I had a similar issue where I could feell the brakes grabbing while driving and they began to get hot and smoke as well. I took it to the shop and they told me there wasn t anything wrong, which clearly they were wrong. I drove it like that for a month or so until I took it back to them again and demanded... show more
    Best answer: Hi there, I had a similar issue where I could feell the brakes grabbing while driving and they began to get hot and smoke as well. I took it to the shop and they told me there wasn t anything wrong, which clearly they were wrong. I drove it like that for a month or so until I took it back to them again and demanded that they figure out what was wrong. The problem was the hose going from the master cylinder leading to the front brakes. It was failing. They replaced that and everything has been fine. The other thing it could be is the brake calipers, they may need to either be cleaned or replaced. I would say it was safe to drive, just do not let the brakes get too hot to the point that the disc is glowing red. That happened before in another car I had. Good luck to you and your daughter.
    13 answers · 5 days ago
  • I got an Oil Change on Wednesday from a place I've been going to for years. A day later my car stopped on the way to work.?

    I got an Oil Change on Wednesday from a place I've been going to for years. A day later my car stopped on the way to work.?

    The car locked up and the traction went out on my HHR, I had an associate call AAA and I was asked if anyone has worked on the car. My co-workers and the guy from AAA told me to take it to the shop who did my oil change because parts were not connected. At SOME places, mechanics give girls a hard time, I could... show more
    The car locked up and the traction went out on my HHR, I had an associate call AAA and I was asked if anyone has worked on the car. My co-workers and the guy from AAA told me to take it to the shop who did my oil change because parts were not connected. At SOME places, mechanics give girls a hard time, I could only put one picture up but from my understanding the filter wasn't connected correctly. as well as some other parts. AAA was able to attach the tube and I am able to drive my car but its still shaky. I guess I sound like a noob but I just want to make sure Im prepared because I feel like they are going to give me a hard time. If someone did a bad oil change would you ask for a refund? have the owner look at it? Im worried about the oil leaking out from the oil change or damaging something else. lol wish I had a brother at a time like this
    5 answers · 3 hours ago