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I’m replacing a 97 Ford Ranger Steering Column with a 95 column. It won’t start and probably because of two (left over) wiring connectors. The metal rod between the key lock cylinder and the ignition switch broke The first connector is a thin, wide, grey/red two wired, two hole, female connector that has a green/ white striped and black/white striped ...
I have a 2001 Mitsubishi Galant the temperature gauge on my dashboard stop working.
I have a 97 Plymouth Breeze that keeps blowing the pcm abs fuse every time I try to start it.
The two a/c vents for the driver's side on my Nissan Pathfinder are blowing luke-warm to cool air while the passengers vents and the rear vents are blowing cold air. We asked the parts guy at our local Nissan dealer and he said it could be one of many sensors. We have already checked the freon level with the rechargeable cans with gauge on it. And it was ...
I'm considering changing tire sizes on my Volkswagen CC from 235/40 R18 to 245/40 R18s. How will this affect performance of my vehicle, gas mileage, and anything else? I also want a good performing tire. I've been recommended Yokohama YK580s over Nitto Motivo. Which is better performance wise? Thank you, JB
Owner's manual instructs me to disconnect the battery for 20 seconds to reset the power lift gate on my Ford Explorer.. Are there any precautions I should take beforehand or anything to anticipate happening after reconnecting?
What is the cam crank relearn procedure after replacing crankshaft sencor on a Dodge Avenger?

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