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My Chrysler 300 is equipped with all of the buttons for the Uconnect system. I just recently purchased an Apple iPhone and wanted to sync the phone with the car. When I tried to sync my iPhone the system says the car is not equipped with Uconnect. If the buttons are there, is there a way to get uconnect added through Chrysler?
I mistakenly took out the distributor of my Ford Taurus and didn't take heed to the TDC or even mark my distributor location. I put the distributor back in and started the car (which obviously didn't start) and perhaps good fortunate when I attempted at taking it out and put it back in at a different rotation and the car started just fine. However, now ...
I recently did not pass the emissions portion of my smog check (CA). Specifically the "HC (PPM)"section failed at 15mph. It measured 101 with a max allowed being 61. To remedy this, I had my mechanic replace the oxygen sensor (which was a previous problem months before) as well as a major tune-up and fuel injector cleaning. I went back to retake the smog ...
What would cause the computer to go bad? My husband was driving the vehicle and it started running rough while stopped at a red light. A loud noise was followed by the vehicle shutting off. He was not able to restart it. We had it towed to a local shop who said something shorted out and damaged the computer, requiring replacement. I have never heard this ...
When should the timing belt, serpentine belt, cooling fluid, transmission fluid and break fluids be changed?
I was driving on a gravel road and my ESC light had come on and didnt turn off for about an hour and i was wondering what this light mean. My car is a 1987 GTR celica
car starts, runs about 6 minutes, check engine light comes on and engine dies. cranks, but won't start for about 30 minutes. just changed coolant temp sensor, still doing same thing. Could it possibly be the Catalytic converter or the ECM?

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