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CEL light came on 3rd week of Dec-2012. Light stayed on. Car was parked for 1 1/2 I was out on vacation. When I came back on April 17th, battery dead, went to get a new one at Toy dealer. A month later the car lost power. Took it to a mechanic kept on giving code P0171..mechanic have checked and installed new or used parts: MAF, fuel injectors, fuel ...
What is the cost for the computer on this type of vehicle?
AC does not work , compressor is not engaging . I want to add air conditioning but can not locate port to add air conditioning fluid. Where is the port located.
when you unlock the drivers side door it locks it self when you pull the handle.how do I stop it
I drive a 2007 Mazda 3 GS 4-door sedan with 85,000km (appx. 52,800 miles) on it. When I went in for a routine oil change, my Mazda dealership told me I needed the front left lower control arm to be replaced, as well as the rear trailing arm bushings (among other things, totalling over $1600+tax). Mazda told me one of the rear bushings was "completely out", ...
On May 28, 2013 I took my car to a Patti certified shop for a lube and oil change before I left on a road trip. I was told my Honda civic was due for a new timing belt and that it was recommended to also replace the water pump. I approved the work and it was completed. On May 31, 2013 I left for my trip. 15 miles south of the shop my engine light came ...
I have a fuse under my hood that keeps blowing. I've been told I probably have a short somewhere. It's the fuse that controls my air conditioner fan and my engine cooling fans. I just don't want to get taken advantage of, because I'm a woman. Is there a way I can check this myself?

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