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I have a 1998 Mercury Sable which I have owned for approx. 2 years. I do not of course know anything about the previous work done on it. It was brought to my attention during a recent oil change that the transmission fluid looked dirty and this particular place said for $200.00 they could flush, drain and fill the transmission. I called around to other ...
I like to change my own oil & filter. but now my dash has a light that says maint due. how can I reset this auto timer for oil changes myself? thanks in advance Reynolds
I have an 2008 chevy Avalanche with Onstar, In sometime soon will I be able to up grade system to MYLINK and use an App on my cell phone like the 2011 onstar GM cars and trucks?
Just recently divorced from my auto mechanic ex-husband. I know very little about repairs and am suddenly on my own. I need the driver front wheel wheel bearing replaced and front brakes only, not rotars, just pads...What is the ballpark for cost of these fixes? Thanks.
I am considering buying my Audi A4 Quattro that I have lease for the past three years. The residual value is $18,852.75. I have found the Audi dealers in my area not willing to budge on price. However, I am wondering if I offer to buy this below the residual value if you think there is any chance they will negotiate. It is only got 20K miles on it and ...
I have a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am Gt. Today I seen a yellow/greenish color on the on the ground. It is not coolant, because I have the pink kind in the car. What could this be? Nicole
What is the purpose of an under engine splash shield

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