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What is the problem with my transmission? I drive an automatic 2005 Honda Pilot. When I press on the gas, it sometimes feels like it wants to stall when the car reaches 35-40 mph as if it is having trouble shifting from one gear to the next.
My 2008 Mazda3 s GT 4 door is in a neighborhood auto shop for Strut replacement. The mechanic called and said he needs to charge $60 extra to reprogram the computer. Why would suspension work requirement resetting the computer?
MY 2001 Honda civic LX with 135,000 miles has developed a very pronounced low pitched hum in the left [drivers] front side. It begins at 35-40 mph and increases with road speed. It is not related to engine speed. When I've shifted the automatic transmission from drive into neutral and coasted- the sound stays constant. Turning the wheel left or right does ...
I think my 2007 Chevy cobalt might be low on transmission fluid. My car sometimes slightly slips out of gear. Also,the temperature stays hot all the time at 207 degrees. I was told I need to add some antifreeze to my water and that will help with the transmission. Is that true? I did not see any signs of fluid leaking or water under the hood or car. Do a ...
My Chevrolet Cobalt started sputtering and cut off tonight in a fast food parking lot. it tries to start but it acts like it is out of fuel. I just put half a tank of gas in it. when i turn on the key it makes a loud noise for a minute then stops. Was their a recall on the fuel pumps for my 2007 Chevy Cobalt LS and if so how do i go about getting it fixed? ...
My Toyota 4Runner needs new tires. What is a good all season tire?
With my Dodge Caravan, when I have my headlights on and am making a left hand turn with blinker on it, sounds like it is going to short out. Now I'm noticing that my brake light is also coming on periodically. What could be the problem?

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