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Last night I had my service engine soon light come on. it is not flashing, it just comes on and stayed on. never happened before. the car runs ok, like it always has, no jerking or stalling, but i am overdue for an oil change. can you help me troubleshoot this? Lisa , New York
We put a new rack & pinion in a mercury tracer 1999 and while the car was jacked up. We started the ignition and the steering wheel went wild not stopping nor could I stop it, until the ignition was turned off. What would cause this?
My Mercury Cougar is missing. We replaced all spark plugs and coils on sat and it is missing a little still. I also added fuel injector on Thurs. Anything else I should check or replace? The car has 160,000 miles, V8 and I get 26 miles per gallon. Thank you
Lease has ended and I need to turn in the car, but I have two medium-sized dents on the driver side door. Does it make sense to have those repaired before turning it in? If so, how can I get a decent job done quickly for the lowest price? Need to turn in car in 9 days.
G35 infi. 2003 6clyd : AC not blowing any hot or cold air. Where is Blower Motor located. Also Per Infiniti auto repair dept $525.00 to fix problem. Can this be a do it your self project?
Hi. Our OB has 84K miles on it. Today found out it needs 2 head gaskets, a timing belt, and the water pump is leaking fluid. Ballpark estimate is $2,500. Also, last week backed into a tree and got a $2,000 estimate for those repairs. My friend swears that it would be ridiculous to pour that money into it at this point, saying this is the tip of the ...
A few days ago I noticed my oil pressure was getting high....it would start up at about 70 psi and ride at almost 80 psi no matter how fast or slow I was driving....80 is the Max so I was a little worried. I took it to a local Mobil 1 lube...they changed my oil filter but my pressure is still high! I have no lights that come on to tell me something is wrong ...

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