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The keys do not work anymore in my 2008 Dodge Caravan, the cluster panel says "bad key"
We have taken great care of this truck, & it has had few problems, other than replacing original parts.:) I noticed that the fuel gauge on the instrument panel now fluctuates quite a bit, about a 1/4 tank, back & forth...I've spoken with a local repair shop we trust & they mentioned that the "Fuel Level Sending Unit"--similar to a float in a toilet ...
I am so ignorant about car maintenance. Do you know of any web resources where I could find out about car repair. why do repair shops not advertise their standard prices for a particular type of repair? being female makes me seem so vunerable to males.
Twice in past week, it appears my automatic transmission gears shifted downward or slipped by themselves when I was stopped on an incline.My automatic transmission checked out fine by two repair shops. The problem may be something brushing up against the body of car, a mounting problem. One transmission suggested it could be the engine mounts. I am ...
The airbag light has come on, but the airbag has never deployed. It hasn't been in any major accident either. I took it to a local mechanic who said he couldn't clear it with a diagnostic device. I can't afford to take it in to get it fixed. Help?!
My Chevrolet Tahoe has no fan heat in front.The aux fan heat works in back. Is it a bad fuse or fan?
I hit the ditch in a snow storm my ABS, brake and service stabilizer lights are on and the brakes work good there doesn't seem to be any difference in the driving

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