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My car sat for 2 weeks at the mechanic to have the serpentine belt replaced (in well below zero temps the entire time). I get it back, turns over, runs hard for a few blocks as fluids get moving again. Got it home and there was no engine coolant in the reserve. I'm noticing that my thermostat is not moving past Cold anymore. Put in new coolant, level has stayed for 3 days. I run an average 10 miles one direction. Still blows somewhat warm air with heat on. Sorry, no codes. Thoughts?
Just had mine done, (flew off on the highway!) it was about $140 parts and labor.
Transmission about ready to go? I hope not. I have a '98 Mazda Protege with 115,000 miles, 4cyl auto 1.5L. Seems to be maybe 2x a month I'll turn it over and if I get to around 25 mph it'll rev and redline and not want to shift into 3rd. If I continue driving for about 5 or more minutes it'll shift fine, but I've got to go s l o w. If I stop, turn it off turn it over again it'll drive fine. Haven't taken it to a mechanic yet but I fear the worst... Any insight is appreciated!
Very unhappy with my $14,000 lawn ornament! Have the upgraded 17" rims, now I've got to replace the ball joints/tie rods at 35,000 miles. Was quoted well over a grand for this. There's a lot of play when you grab the wheels and move them when parked, it also is very loud and clunky in the front end. I know how to replace ball joints, but how do you go about replacing the tie rods?? Also, like another put new tires on it and ESP/BAS sensor came on a bit after. Was told that I'd need a new computer quoted $1,400. Wow, this is a lot to put into a vehicle (already have had 2 sensors replaced-$700). Thanks for any help!