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Twice in past week, it appears my automatic transmission gears shifted downward or slipped by themselves when I was stopped on an incline.My automatic transmission checked out fine by two repair shops. The problem may be something brushing up against the body of car, a mounting problem. One transmission suggested it could be the engine mounts. I am ...
The airbag light has come on, but the airbag has never deployed. It hasn't been in any major accident either. I took it to a local mechanic who said he couldn't clear it with a diagnostic device. I can't afford to take it in to get it fixed. Help?!
My Chevrolet Tahoe has no fan heat in front.The aux fan heat works in back. Is it a bad fuse or fan?
I hit the ditch in a snow storm my ABS, brake and service stabilizer lights are on and the brakes work good there doesn't seem to be any difference in the driving
I have a 4 door Ford Explorer XLT model looking for the fuel pump and it keeps speaking about a port.
I changed my timing belt at 105,000miles. Now I'm hearing a belt squeak coming from the front of the engine. Could it be possible I need a timing belt, or what else might it be? FYI the Subaru Outback now has 185,000 miles.
I recently bought a used Toyota Tundra with four auxiliary lights installed. These are wired on two different relays going to the stock auxiliary light switch on the light arm on the steering wheel. I added an led lightbar and tied it into one leg of the other four lights. Worked perfect until yesterday. Now the two original lights on that leg do not work ...

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