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My Toyota 4Runner vehicle stalled on freeway in traffic but soon after I was able to drive it again. The AT/Tem light came on two days ago after a trip to and from an elevation of 2000 feet and about 80 miles. Later I check the tran oil, and it was black. I have owned it more than 8 years and 125,000 miles and have not had any service on the ...

I have a 2006 Dodge Durango with a whistling or wind noise on the drivers side outside of the SUV. It does not happen all the time, It happens off and on while driving the car. No, I am not dragging a limb or branch and there are no leaks from underneath because it is kept in a garage. How do I fix this problem?

I have a Honda Accord Ex and everytime I come to a complete stop and take off, my doors sound like they are locking again. Also, my alarm doesn't work anymore since that started. Do you have any idea what could be causing the problem?

Over the last couple days, I've heard a squeaky noise in my Hyundai Elantra that sounds like its in my steering column or low in my dash while driving. It gets more pronounced when I drive over a bump or heave in the road. It sounds like two pieces of rubber rubbing together. I hear a similar noise if I idle and just turn my wheel ...

I have a 2009 Dodge Avenger and it keeps going into limp mode. It works for a few weeks or months then it happens again. I changed the computer, the throttle body, the spark plug coils, and the codes that come up are not any help. I've also checked the cables from battery and alternator. .I've seen a lot of people have had this problem ...

I have a Ford F-350 and I was wondering if a gas gem module can fit a diesel?

I have a Toyota Celica and this only happens when it is warm outside. After I had left my car outside for 3 hours, I started it and put it in drive and hit the gas, yet nothing really happens. The engine doesn't rev and the car does not accelerate. This continues for about 30 - 45 sec and then the car accelerates normally and ...


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