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To troubleshoot an overheating car, check the coolant level, look under the hood to see if the electric fan is running, examine the radiator fan switch and check to see if the thermostat is opening properly. Overheating ... More »

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Troubleshooting a car battery involves using an electronic tester, considering the age of the battery, examining driving habits and observing the physical condition of the battery. No matter what the problem may be, batt... More »

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Troubleshooting a problem in a Subaru vehicle begins with identifying the affected system, then isolating the problem within the affected system, planning a suitable resolution for the problem, and carrying out the resol... More »

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To check your radiator fan switch, turn on the ignition, open the car hood, and listen and watch for the radiator fan to engage. Some vehicles engage the radiator switch when the car is started while other newer models e... More »

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To add coolant to a car, open the hood, and remove the cap on the white plastic tank that is next to the radiator. Add a 1:1 mixture of coolant and water up to the full mark, and replace the cap. More »

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Car repair troubleshooting tips include inspecting the ignition switch, checking the level of the fuel tank and inspecting the battery cable for corrosion. These particular troubleshooting tips are for problems related t... More »

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When a car blower fan doesn't work, the problem could be with the fuse, the fan relay, the blower resistor or the fan motor itself. To check the fuse, use a multimeter to check both ends of the fuse for power. If there i... More »

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