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We replaced the torque converter seal on a 2001 Suzuki XL-7, when putting transmission back in we can't get it to engage in gear, there is a vacuum hose we can't find where to hook up and seems like the transmission has no pressure. Any suggestions?
The cheapest yaw rate sensor I can find is $400. Can I just disconnect it? The thing is annoying anyway. This is the first vehicle I've owned with one and I've never had any problems without one. Will cleaning it help?
I just put a new radiator, a new cap, a thermostat and hosing. I drove it on the hey ran and stayed cool 180 but then traffic stop and within 5 mins. the gauge went to 220 and kept climbing what would cause this?
The heater and A/C will not blow out any air in my 1996 Buick Century
Hi, I just recently bought my cousins 2002 Hyundai Elantra and he told me that there were a few repairs that needed to be done on the car; such as putting in a new oxygen sensor and new brakes and possibly rotors. I was wondering how much the cost is around for the parts and the labor; if you would be able to give me a rough estimate? I don't know much ...
The Service Engine light came on in my 2009 Ford Edge and all of a sudden, the car started running rough and shut down. The car has 103k miles n it. Is this an indication it needs a tune up?
I just purchased a 2003 Ford Explorer and the dealer told me I needed a downpayment of $2495. all I had was $780. so I gave them that and they wrote up a finance contact for me to pay them the additional money at $75 per month until the balance was paid off. They also wrote up a finance contract through the bank that said I put down the full amount of ...

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