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The light was on then i turned the gas cap. Then it went off. I took the car in for inspection and it only needed wiper blades. Had the car back a week! Got a half a tank of gas last night, now the light is back on??

I have a 2002 Subaru Legacy with 181,000 miles. The transmission is a rebuild, and the car is not accelerating. When the A/C is running, the car will stall while idling. It also blows air even when the fan is not actively on. The 'Check Engine' light is on and flashing. I want to get an idea of what I am looking at before I take it to a mechanic ...

What kind of oil filter to I get for a synthetic blend change.

What are the recommended Denso or Ngk spark plugs ? for Toyota Celica 2001 1.8..140km I am asking for specific parameters the ignition on the second third cylinder and characteristic cracking of the engine is a normal thing? Toyota Celica .Many thanks Michael

I'm a Certified Cisco Wireless LAN Support Specialist, I used to travel around 50 to 100 km on a daily basis for my job. I use a Honda CRV 2016 and it is running smoothly. But before 2 days I'm facing some irritating sound problems from my engine. I took to the service center and it works better but when I run 80km per hour that irritating sound ...

I have a 2018 Malibu LT. I live in the metro Detroit area and am a Tigers fan. Their radio broadcast station is WXYT-FM, 97.1. I cannot receive it on my car radio. When I tune to 97.1, I get some unknown talk show. I can get the Tiger games on all my home radios; what’s going on? I miss hearing the games when I’m driving? Please help.

I have a 2008 eclipse. The key was lost, so I took it to the dealer to get a new one programmed. They were able to program the key transponder, but can not program the key less entry, which also disables the alarm. They are telling me they can't program the keyless entry because I have an aftermarket car stereo. This doesn't sound correct to ...


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