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The coolant light in my 2001 Saturn SL1 came on. I was advised to replace the water pump and temperature gauge. I did and the light went off. A short time later, the light came back. Diagnostics did not point to other causes for the light so it was suggested that it was a fuse. It has been a year since I replaced the water pump and temperature gauge. No ...
I have a Service Engine Soon light lit on the dash. I have an OBDII scanner that is showing the light is from a fuel tank sensor (high side). Clearing the code does not work, it does return. When I fill the tank up, the gauge will sometimes go to "E" and the fuel light will come on, even though I know it is full. After about 4 or 5 gallons burns off, ...
I am having a problem with my air conditioning system in my Nissan Pathfinder. The system has worked fine up until a few weeks ago. I noticed that it was not getting any cold air, and the A/C button on the dash would not come on. I inspected and replaced a spade fuse, but that was not the problem. Then I noticed that when the blower is set to "1", the ...
I'd like to changed the rims on my BMW. How do u put on a rim and how do u take it off?
My question is about the cat converter. I brought my car to a local repair shop, same shop i've been bringing it to for years, had the front and rear differential replaced. A week of two later on of the 02 sensors goes out. They replace that but recommend that i replace the other 3 as well. Couldn't afford it at that time. Well, 2 weeks later, as i'm ...
I bought a 98 Honda CRV in September 2012. It ran great until the beginning of March. It began stalling while driving. It happened once in the beginning of March and then didn't happen again until a month later. It has since become more frequently. Once it became frequent the check engine light came on. I received a P0108 diagnostic code (Map Sensor). I ...
What should I expect to pay for a new alternator.

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