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There is a little bit of steam coming from under the hood of my car and its a build up of oil in there 2 when I checked and i just got a oil change last week. What would make steam come from my car and what is it going to cost me

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Check to make sure its steam not smoke from burning oil.
If its smoke it could be a fire hazard,have the mechanic who changed the oil check it.

If its steam from coolant than you need to find the source of the leak to determine what repairs are needeed

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