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I have a 2006 ford Taurus and it cranks forever before it starts, and it jumps around when it is idle. What could be wrong?
Loosing coolant in my 98 plymouth neon. Radiator and thermostat is new. Hoses look good. Hissing coming from housing where thermostat is and maybe a little bit of a leak from the bottom there. Today the car was blowing cool air which turned to hot but then went cool again. Gage stayed in the normal range but was a bit higher than usual.
Hi, I have a 97 Subaru Outback with an electrical issue that seems to be stemming from a keyless entry system I don't use. The Brake lights will not go out, I am forced to disconnect the battery every time I drive. Have had trouble with the keyless entry before, lights would blink after a loss of battery power. Figured out that there was a reset button on ...
I have a 99 Dodge Caravan with about 120,000 miles on it. We have a surplus of vehicles and I would like to sell it. I put a "For Sale" sign on it with a price of $1,500 OBO. Meantime my sister-in-law's car was in the shop, so I let her borrow it for a couple of weeks. It began stalling out a making a grinding noise. My daughters boyfriend says it ...
I want to get a nice used pick up truck that is good for females. I want in to be 2006 and up. Nothing to big ,but a back seat for my purse ad belongings and good on mileage. What are your suggestions? Female friendly pick up truck!
2009, 25 miles on it now. Would it be okay to take a trip from Phx, Az to Prescott, Az. now with only 25 miles on the car?

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