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I have been having a problem starting my car for several months now. One interesting thing about it is that it is never in the morning, it always happens after the car has warmed up. I have had a distributor cap changed, main relay changed because of that and the problem still keeps coming back. It cranks but does not turn over. The battery was also ...
I recently had a flat tire & the car had to be towed because the lugs (as usual) were too tight for the AAA mechanic to remove the tire himself. As a result, I not only had to get a new tire, but 3 of the 4 lugs and one of the studs had to be replaced. How do I get shop mechanics to stop over tightening lugs and how tight should they be?
The fuse that controls the gas gauge,alternator and speedometer on my 1991 chevrolet c3500 motorhome blew out twice in a row.What could be shorting out. The guy I bought it from drove it to my home (about 45 miles)after the fuse blew the first time.He said it did not affect the driving. My husband replaced the fuse and the gauges worked again. The next ...
I have a 2003 hyundai w/ almost 200,000 miles every time I go to put gas it will not start I have to push on the gas pedal to get it running. Last tune was two & half yrs ago I took it in to a mechanic & they ca not figure it out, cannot afford to take it to the dealer.
Where is the heater core located in a 1999 Lexus RX300?
Hi, I have a 2004 ford Taurus with about 93000 miles on it. How many miles could I expect to get out of her before she dies? Also, should I get hoses and belts replaced at 100,000 miles?
What causes a vehicle to overheat after traveling 50 miles? At short distances-no problem. I have a 2003 Dodge Neon (purchased 7/13/2011 as is) and within 24 hours discovered it overheated. The check engine light was on but salesman said it was because of gas cap not being tight and he would have it turned off.

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