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I have a 2002 Honda Accord Ex, 2.3 liter engine. I have 190,000 on the transmission but never change or had the transmission flushed as of yet. I am not sure if i should just do a drain and refill or a complete transmission flush. What you do you recommend i do?
My oil light is on, however, my car runs just fine, no loss of power, and the level is fine. And when I take off the filler cap, nothing sprays out. Is this normal? And what could cause the oil light to be on?
If I use synthetic oil how often should I expect to change the oil. The dealer is telling me every 3,000 miles, friends with similar vehicles say that is much too often, who is correct?
I hit a curb a few months back. I had the tire replaced but thought I would receive advise if any further repairs were needed by the tire company but didn't receive any so I thought all was well. For the past 2 months my steering wheel has been shaking and before I go in for the repair I would like to have an idea of what is wrong and what a reasonable fee ...
My 2006 Ford Escort heater is stuck on the floor setting and defrost. The knob for heater stripped and is lying on floor. I've pulled HVAC control out found the cable mechanism binding. I've removed the cable selector from side of hVAC box and cannot get the blend door to move. Any suggestions on how to repair this?
Hello, I just bought a 2005 Hyundai Elantra two days ago from a private owner. While driving it my first few times I started hearing a squealing/screeching noise coming from the hood every time I drive it (hard to hear from inside the car, easy to hear if outside). It continues, but changes noises when I brake. I got an oil change yesterday and they ...
I started this night job were I have to use my edge for 8 hours while i'm on the job.the past 2 weekends I had to have my edge jumped because the battery went dead 6 hours into my shift,now last night at work about 6 hours into my shift when I started up my edge so the battery will not go dead all of a sudden my Check Engine light came on and since then ...

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