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I have a 1998 Dodge Ram that my husband recently replaced the battery and cables due to starting issues. The truck started fine for awhile but does not want to start again. We found that the new cables were not tightened enough. Hubby tightened them and got the truck running but it has been sitting for three days (had snow and did not go any where)and will ...
We replaced the battery about 6-8 months ago. The positive cable had some corrosion on it so we bought some felt pads and some kind of anti-corrosion stuff to apply to it when the battery was replaced. We had not had any problems until today. This morning I could not get the car to start right away. It turned over but did not start. The second and third ...
I stopped at 'business name removed' (a local auto parts store) because my check engine light was on. One of the staff hooked up some type of scanner to my car and told me I needed to replace the "oxygen sensor". I called a local repair shop to see how much replacing the sensor would cost. The shop I spoke to told me that the sensor may not be the problem, ...
My AC has stopped working on my car. The fan still runs, but no cold air. How do I know if it is the compressor or what?
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?

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