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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?
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?

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