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I had the 1992 Honda Accord running to warm it up but when I came out there was oil on the ground coming out of the tailpipe. I saw very little smoke but lots of oil.
I drive a Lincoln Aviator. The doors lock and unlock while driving and door ajar light comes on. While parked the alarm will randomly go off. It first did this a few months ago and quit after replacing key fob battery and now it is doing it again. I also replaced the car battery a few days ago and then the symptoms appeared again afterwards. ??????
My Forester has 129k miles on it. It is not steering correctly at slow speeds on tight turns -- meaning pulling in and out of parking spaces. The steering kind of balks, gets stuck for a fraction of a second before the wheels will continue turning. Often there's a loud screeching with this. No problems at driving speed, fortunately. Clearly something needs ...
I OWN A 2013 HONDA CIVIC THAT HAS NEVER HAD MUCH POWER. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THAT IS THE NORMAL FOR CIVICS NOT TO HAVE MUCH POWER? THANKS. IS THERE ANYTHING THAT I COULD DO TO IMPROVE ITS POWER?
I have no power to the trailer plug on my 2008 Gmc Acadia. The turning signals work but no running lights.
I plugged in a portable heater and now my 12 v port won't work on my 1999 Mitsubishi Galant. Is it possible that I blew a fuse? If so how do I find out where the fuse box is and which one is blown?
Windshield wipers came on while driving without any input from the driver. Trying to turn them off while driving does not work, the switch is still in the off position. Pulling off the road, turning off the car, apparently resets the wipers. The wipers will then come on again without any input at the switch.

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