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The fan that blows the heat/defrost has stopped working when on the lower speeds. If I turn it all the way up to the highest speed it will blow but really hard. How can this happen? Is it a tough fix? Thanks, Carol
What do you think the problem could be? car runs great at high speed but sometimes when I am coming to a stop or going real slow, it will die on me. I have taken it to a mechanic but he could find nothing wrong. it never died on him. I do not feel safe driving it because I never know when it will stall. it is a 1997 laredo. any thoughts would be very much ...
Hi Patty: I have a 2000 Nissan Xterra with 183,000 miles. It has run really well up till now. The Xterra has started to idle erratically and when you try to go from a stop, the rpms drop from around 1100 to 500 and the car feels like it is going to stall. I had a tune up done, which did not help the situation. The mechanic I went to connected my ...
Hello, I have a 1991 BMW 525I series and have used Lucas oil stop leak and it did not work. If I used your rear main sealer would it work on my car and how many days would it take before I noticed that I would no longer see oil leaking. Thanks Bill D.
I am an ASE Certified Master Technician that has retired and and gotten a part time job. I drive a light duty service truck for a AAA contractor in Virginia. One of the biggest problems I run into is women who have no idea about their cars but really want to learn! Back in the late 60s and early 70s Chrysler had a program called "Women on Wheels" which I ...
What are the best windshield wipers for a Honda Civic?
My 2001 Lincoln Navigator with 135,000 miles has a oil leak mechanic says (right head gasket) & the heater is not working right and the mechanic says(acuator door) should i pat to have it fixed or get a new vehicle?

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