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My 1999 Jeep dies out mostly in the a.m. when I back out of my garage. I need to let it warm up every time it sits for a few hours or it dies. after it dies I start it up and it works but it takes awhile until I drive to feel normal. My mechanic has tried different things but still does the same. What do you think it can be?
After driving my car for approximately 5 minutes, I hear a whining noise. However, there are no warning lights on and there is no problems with my transmission changing gears. Could it be a torque problem?
I have a 2000 Dodge Caravan Minivan that is blowing a 20Amp fuse when I plug my GPS or mobile phone into power outlet. If I plug either of these in before I crank the van then it will usually work. If I plug in after the engine is running the fuse will blow. What could be the problem
The dealer keeps telling me that I need to get the timing chain changed on my 2002 Hyundai Sonata before I reach 60,000 miles. What happens if I do not do this? It is an expensive repair and I do not know if it is necessary.
My car has been making a clicking noise in the brakes when I am in traffic and inch forward. I have had the brakes checked 3 times and all says they are fine. I was told Friday it seems to be something in the transmission. Any other suggestions? I just paid off this vehicle and was hoping to enjoy that for a bit. It is only a 2003. It is a Mazda ...
Would you buy a GM car{Saturn}at this time?
I want to buy a car (98 DeVille) but the seller said that the engine burns oil. What does that mean? Should I still buy it? What do I need to fix if I do buy it?

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