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The timing chain on my Sable broke while driving down the interstate and ruined the engine. I had recently had a check engine light on and had made an appointment for the next day to get it looked at when the chain broke. I am looking into replacing the engine instead of looking for a new car, any recommendations or thoughts? Also, is there a tensioner ...
overdrive light flashes rapidly
I have replaced the thermostat, the thermostat housing unit the radiator cap and flushed the radiator and it still is overheating..What do I do??
the manual calls for synthetic blend 5w-30. I can not find the usual Pennzoil 5w-30. should I use another brand of synthetic blend or go to Pennzoil 5w-30 full synthetic.
My Forester has 129k miles on it. It is not steering correctly at slow speeds on tight turns -- meaning pulling in and out of parking spaces. The steering kind of balks, gets stuck for a fraction of a second before the wheels will continue turning. Often there's a loud screeching with this. No problems at driving speed, fortunately. Clearly something needs ...
2006 Blazer 4.2 Engine 138K miles. Using/Losing Oil No Leaks, No Smoke. Any idea where I should start looking for the problem?
I have a 2002 Toyota sequoia that has the vsc track off lights on and don't want to turn off I had the check engine light on but it went off I was going down a hill and it started beeping and they came on they told me it could be the gas cap I put it a new one but they still on how can I turn them off??? Thanks

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