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Hi, i have a 97 blazer. the abs light comes on . when its on there is no problem with the brakes. Its when the light goes out , coming to a stop, the brakes go hard,make a bunch of noise,but there is no brakes at all.scary..Have you heard of this before? the wheel sensors have been replaced. suspect the pump/computer. What do i need to know about changing ...
I was driving 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse today and my check engine light came on. The car continued to drive but the light did not turn off. One other time several weeks ago it came on and then went off. I was wondering what it might be.
My name is Sondra n I just bought my Cadillac. It ran hot so I replaced the thermostat after realizing it needed it. Engine fans not working and hose coming from radiator is building up air pressure instead of water pressure. Also still runs hot. Also the reservoir is building up air pressure. What could fix this problem. Heater also does not blow hot air ...
Installing a new left-front side drive axel (aka half-shaft)on my 1995 Nissan Altima. The right already done, with no prob- lem. But can only get this left side in part way when it's stopped by some type of obstruction. The car's suspension & steering are disconnected. Proper blocking all around. I'm stymied! Any idea what I can try? Thank you!!!
This 2013 Dodge Dart Areo has the engine light on. A body shop just checked and two codes came back. He said that the car needs to be seen by the dealership. I have never really dealt with car dealerships before. And oddly enough, I am finding myself to be a bit worried that I am going to be timid and/or get off "on the wrong foot" with the dealership. I ...
Hello! I was excited to find your service listed on Angie's list. As a single mom, living on a teacher's salary, I'm always concerned about finding honest car repeat services. I have used (My mechanic, name removed) for years, and they usually seemed very fair until I needed to have my catalytic converter replaced. They quoted me $2000 while I was able to ...
Although I have sufficient transmission fluid in my 2009 Toyota Camry, I inadvertently put some windshield washer fluid into the same hole where the transmission fluid belongs. Will this affect the running of my vehicle?

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