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My check engine light came on on my 2013 Dodge Avenger. The car has only 1600 miles. Checked the gas cap, the light still has not gone out after several stops. Also the remote starter on the key fob won't start the car.
The windshield wipers on my 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier stopped working starting first with the passenger side and then later on the drivers side. I just went to the automotive and the guy said that I need to go to a junk yard and get a small piece that connects the motor and the windshield arm. He said that he would put it on once I get the piece but I don't ...
I am trying to replace my engine air filter on my 2009 Subaru B9 Tribeca. According to the car manual the first step is "unplug the connector that is attached to the top of the air cleaner case." No brainer. The picture implies that you just pull on it and it comes apart. Well, I've been pulling and tucking on it and it just isn't getting unplugged. Is it ...
My 2005 GMC Canyon Check engine light code indicates faulty O2 sensor upstream. New Delco replacements installed and CPU reset several times. Fine for a short time then code generated. After a few cycles, the check light will go off but will return after a few short cycles. Always occurs at slow speed to set code. NO or not perceptible drop in ...
What oil does a 2013 Chrysler 200 use, synblend or conventional?
What would cause my 2000 Lincoln Navigator to shut off when I come from drive to reverse, unless I accelerate immediately? The Lincoln Navigator is a 5.4l engine.
My Chevrolet Astro has a rattle that I can feel in my steering wheel. My steering does not seem to be effected. The rattle/rumble seems to come from under the hood but nothing seems to be loose. I use my truck off road everyday. Is this something I should be worried about?

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