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The service agent at my dealership says that the only way to deal with blacked out lighting on the display for the radio in my 2002 Sunfire is to replace the whole unit. That might cost as much as $700, he says, which I cannot justify for a 7-year old vehicle. Are there any other, cheaper options? It's not a safety issue; more like a nuisance ...
My service engine light came on @ 86,000 miles on my ford escort zx (1998). Seems like every time I bring it into the shop for a little thing (oil change, tires, etc) something goes wrong the next week...do repair shops do that to keep your business- especially being a female I feel raped by them!
I have a 1987 Buick century 4 cylinder. It is running really rough. If I keep my foot on the gas a little it runs fine but when I take my foot off gas it seems as if it wants to cut off. I know the spark plugs are good. Any help would be appreciated.
I have a 2007 g6 my boyfriend recently replaced the airbag, the clock spring, the airbag module and he has cleared the computer. but we are still getting the service airbag code. We have a bet who can fix this problem first and I really want to bet him over this one. So if you have any suggestions on how to fix this please let me know..
I just bought a Nissan Murano. I have heard of something called a LSR performance enhancing chip that is suppose to increase gas mileage and add horsepower. Does the chip really work and would you recommend using it? Thank you and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!
My car does something strange after a few minutes of idling. The engine revs itself up and then down repeatedly. No one I have talked to knows what this could be. Can you help?
Hi - please remove me from your mailing list. I have followed the instructions many, many times and I still get mail. Please help. Thank you.

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