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My 2000 Lincoln has a scraping sound when you turn the steering wheel I have taken it to various mechanics all give a different answer.
My Caravan accelerates sluggishly, even dying out when I stop at a light, or even when I am in park, I have changed the fuel filter, plugs, pickup coil and distributor cap and rotor. It is still doing it... it seems to get better as I travel longer, so I cant seem to pinpoint it yet. It also jumps when i put in reverse. It doesn't happen all the time, ...
How would it cause to replace my spark plugs and wires?
Yesterday, I made a sharp turn into a parking spot. Immediately smelled a strong odor like wire burning, kids said it smelled like a sharpie pen. When I backed up to drive away, the low gas light was flashing (I have full tank of gas), gas needle was down to empty.I took a chance and drove home (about 10 miles). Any ideas? I am wondering if it is safe to ...
My husband changed the oil pan gasket on our car. he put everything back on, filled with oil and when he started it up it makes this loud thumping noise from the engine. has he missed something?
My car needs a quart of oil just before the next oil change. Mechanics cannot find evidence of a leak. I use 5W30 weight oil. Would 10W30 help?
What would cause a high squealing noise just when my car is backing up?

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