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On an older car, are you suppose to have the coolant flushed more that once every 2 years? I went to Duke of Oil for an oil change and they said the coolant service was necessary as the engine could crack or cracks could happen in other areas. I told them it had been done just a year ago, but, they insisted it was needed. Did I just get scammed or because the car is 16 years old it was necessary? They showed me a tube of the coolant and it didn't look murky or cloggy looking.
On occassion there is a popping sound that comes from the rear passenger side of the car. It has happened when coming to a stop or going over a bump (doesn't happen all the time) and the back of car sometimes feels like its sliding (tires are all brand new and that has happened when road is not wet)
When I am braking, pulling in/out of somewhere, the car makes a loud creaking or grating noise from underneath. Sounds like its coming from the drivers side underneath. I had the brakes replaced in January, so it's not them. What else could be causing this?
When I start my car there is a loud noise, like a match is being struck. It use to only happen during colder weather, but, is happening more often now. Is it the starter?
My front driver's side tire was the only one spinning in about 5 inches of snow (when my brothers ford focus got through no problems). Does this indicate a problem with the awd? Or a tire problem?
The owners manual says use Dex-Coolant (pink). When I've had coolant flushed at Oil Express theirs was orange. I just had it flushed at my mechanics and they used a universal "green" coolant which they say is acceptable. Is it or do I need to have it changed again?
The tread on my the two front tires on my VUE are almost gone (the back two have excellent tread left) and the past week the steering seems off, slightly wobbly and loose. Besides the obvious of new tires needed, is it safe to drive until I get new tires or is it building to a bigger problem?
WHen my VUE is started (especially after a warm day) there is a loud noise from the dashboard that sounds like a duck quacking. You hear the noise for about 7-10 minutes before it goes away. What the could possibly be the cause?
When you put the key in the ignition nothing happens. Tried to have the battery (which relatively new) jumped and nothing. Is it possibly the starter that needs to be replaced?
The ABS warning light came on and has stayed on. Does this mean my brakes need to be replaced, the wheel barring is about to fall off, what?