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I have had to replace the air conditioner compressor on my 2000 Chevy Prism every summer for the past 4 summers. It is now time to replace it again (i.e. it is making a terrible rattling noise). I take it to the dealer, because there is a parts warranty on the compressor that I want them to honor. They have never given me any discount on the labor, but ...
when to replace brakes
Hi - I got my oil changed and they said my battery was getting low. When is it advisable to get a new battery? or when should I get a new battery? Thanks in advance. Adrienne Faye
Currently my Jaguar S-Type is jerking when taking off to the expressway or starting from a stop light. Also is stalls when idle at a light. Going up hills is sluggish and slows down and jerk. If as if the engine is not getting the gas needed. Your advise on the problems causing this and what other host of parts creating this problem. Thank you.
If I wanted to trade it in for another car what would cost me and I do not need anything fancy too.
What causes a diesel truck to take a while to accelerate when its warmed up for awhile. It just takes a long while before it gets going?
I recently blew a head gasket and I need to know should I have the head checked for warps event though it was not a bad blown gasket? I took the head off with a friend but I could not get to the tesnioner to loosen up so that I could put the belt back on. I went to a dealership and they told me it would be $865.00 to put to on but also said that it ...

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