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My car has an extremely high idle while in park and neutral. When driving, it accelerates on it's own to about 35 mph. When I brake, it tries to lunge forward. This happened several times before after driving at high speeds down the highway but always went away. Now after driving on the highway this weekend, it is still acting like it's going 60 mph at all ...
A follow-up to my interior cleaning question for my Jetta with black faux leather interior. The expert suggested peanut butter to remove white stains from sunblock that has gotten on the door panel, steering wheel and a few other places. I also have some water/detergent spots left on the inside door panel from a car wash (window was slightly open). Do ...
When I accelerate in my Ford Windstar the speedometer fluctuates wildly. What is going on?
My 2013 Nissan Pathfinder 2wd has about 9,000 miles. When I go over speed bumps or travel @25mph on rough roads I hear a clunk or some kind of rattle in the front suspension like something is loose. I had my local mechanic check it out and he didnt see anything loose, my husband was also there under the car looking. I live about 100 miles from the closest ...
How do I shut off the check engine light on my 1992 Toyota Celica for Smog?
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?

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