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I have an 01 Saturn sl2 with almost 200k miles (recently acquired). Car was used to many short trips last 4-5 years of its life. I'm now driving five days a week, over 200 miles weekly. I noticed the car would sometimes seem to "accelerate" as you were trying to slow down and often the engine would race (3krpms) when car was running in ...

I need to have my Nissan repaired for RH Axel seal is leaking, lower control arms bushings spilt. Rear shocks need replacing. Is it worth repairing as my car has other issues. My c/d stereo is no longer working when I'm driving my car sounds like a snap crackle pop noise it comes and goes I can hear it on the freeway and driving around town. I've ...

I went to change the rear spark plugs on a 2001 Pontiac grand Prix 3.8l gt. I used a ratchet strap to support the engine (to gain more access to the back of the engine) as I removed the engine mount brackets. Upon completion, I went to release the ratchet strap & it went completely, allowing the engine to rest on its own with no support. Everything ...

My barest speaker won't stop make noices even with sound to zero what does this mean and where are the fuses that control the rear speakers

Hi, So we bought a 2016 KIa Sedona in 2017 used that already had about 45k miles on it. Over the years while the car has been fine there have had some interior quality issues that have been annoying. Now we are looking for a new car and my husband is interested in buying another Korean car (New Hyundai Santa Fe) and I think the quality of Korean ...

I have a question about my full size spare. I recently purchased a truck. I have removed the stock street tires which were Bridgestone Dueler H/T 685's in the size of 255/65/R17. I put on all terrain tires. They are Falken Wildpeak A/T's in the size of 265/70/R17's. A little bigger tire that fits fine and looks great. My full-size spare that ...

Getting no power, key fob lights up but won’t unlock doors. Once in the locks still don’t work. Turn the key and nothing happens. Not lights no crank. Nothing.


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