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I want to know if a universal key 5 will go to a 2009 mitsubishi galant, or do i have to buy the original key 5, or can I replace it with a universal key 5 to my factory alarm?

We cannot lock the doors with the remote. Also we must have the key fob inserted in the port to start the car. Could this be the transponder in the remote, and will we have to replace remote. The batteries were just changed in remote. Thanks

This loud grinding noise doesn't start until I reach 25mph,driver side front,the faster I go the louder,but it stops when turning to the right,because I'm a woman,I don't know why it brings out the worst in mechanics, what could it be,please help, I have spent a lot of time and money,and still

Does the 2012 impala have the same access panel to the fuel pump in the trunk or under the seat as the earlier years? Or does the tank absolutely have to be dropped?

If I was in a side collision, is the steering wheel airbag suppose to come out?

HI Patty, My Engine light came on after the first failed start up and then after the second successful start up, the light came. I haven't heard any funny noises from the car and idle is still smooth. Any suggestions of what to do next?

When I started the car it failed to start, and then the 2nd time I started it, it came on an then almost immediately the engine light came on. There haven't been any irregularities with the engine, no funny noises, so not sure what it could be

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