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Earlier this evening I put about $10 worth of gas in my 2005 Hyundai Elantra. Since then I have noticed some 'jumping' when my car is in Idol. Whenever I come to a complete stop and attempt to accelerate again the car jumped as though it's going to stall out on me and has a hard time gaining acceleration. My check engine light went from flashing to being ...
My windshield wipers stopped working on my 1996 Honda Accord after a big icy snow storm. When I turn them on I hear a buzz noise but they don't move. What is the problem?
I'm trying to by a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe w/ 170000 miles on it. The SUV seems to be in really good condition except I noticed rough idling. I really want to get the whole vehicle checked out from top to bottom. If I take it to a mechanic how extensive of a check will they do? What is the normal cost for that sort of thing? Ty
I started my 2003 Lexus RX350 in the garage to warm up. After 5-10 minutes the air blowing inside was freezing. When I put the car in gear to drive warm air comes out. Only when idling to try n warm up before/after work this happens. What could be causing this to happen?
I need to replace or repair the rusted rack and pinion on my 2000 Chevy Malibu.
I just put 5w/30 motor oil in my 1999 Honda Accord 4 bottles. Dropped oil on the freeway right after. Saw smoke out of tailpipes. What happened to my car?
Is the 4 cylinder engine friendly or unfriendly?

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