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This may not be the right place on the site to ask this question, but here it goes . . . My friend is thinking about starting a car repair business that will be geared toward women. I am researching whether this will be a viable option for her and what she needs to do to get started. Do you have any suggestions on model business plans or on any other ...
I need to replace the front driver side window of a 97 mercury sable. Will a window from a 2001 sable fit?
Lexus IS 300 2001. My vehicle overheated and warped the cylinder head without blowing the gasket. The head was replaced and everything reassembled, but now there is a slight knocking noise and a rough idle what could cause this? Do you think the timing is off?
My car has been making a loud screeching sound when I start it in the morning, especially when the heat is on full-blast (I live in a cold, snowy area). Now, it also sounds like I might be dragging something. Someone told me it might be a problem with a belt. Since I have spent a lot on repairs recently, I am wondering if this is expensive to fix or not? ...
1995 Dodge Caravan surges when you go over 50 miles per hour as if not getting enough power. Reduce speed back to 50mph and it drives fine. Cranks fine, drives smooth until you go over 50 mph I am perplexed
My ABS warning light comes on then car starts shutting down while driving. but turn off car and then restart and its driving okay for awhile than does it again.Is it the electrical or alternator or battery.
My 77 yr old mothers 1988 buick lesabre is not in a garage this winter. What should she do to insure it starts for her? She does not go out on a daily basis. Usually once a week. Thanks

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