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What causes a diesel truck to take a while to accelerate when its warmed up for awhile. It just takes a long while before it gets going?
I recently blew a head gasket and I need to know should I have the head checked for warps event though it was not a bad blown gasket? I took the head off with a friend but I could not get to the tesnioner to loosen up so that I could put the belt back on. I went to a dealership and they told me it would be $865.00 to put to on but also said that it ...
We have 2 college students at home for the summer who need cars for their jobs. We do not want to buy but wonder what options we might have. Possible short term lease or rental? Any suggestions? Thanks, Kim Platenik
My car came with an engine immobilizer but it does not have a regular alarm system that makes noise when someone tries to open a door or a window. I tried to have one installed at the dealership but all they could do was install one. Thank you, Mary
Since my "check engine light" was on, the dealer inspected and discovered it was the Air Fuel Ratio Sensor that needed replaced in my 2003 Avalon. I was told by (business name removed) the cost is $159.00 but would still have to get someone to install. the part is $221.72 from the dealer, but not sure if I would be able to get the right part. Could ...
2007 mazda 3 2.3L 4 cylinder....Im asking for help my cars front driver side headlight and taillight both went out on me. My boyfriend said it was the fuses but we replaced them and its still acting up...Should I get new bulbs? or may it be something bigger like a short?
I currently work for an automotive company that is certified through Ask Patty. I myself am certified through Ask Patty. My dilemma is one women that works for the company is paid less than the males. She has more automotive experience than i do ... I feel this isn't right and if a company is going to promote themselves as "female friendly" they should ...

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