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My car is at a shop the Transmission hoses burst and to do the job the auto shop is charging me 550 dollars. Is that price to much..

The red light came on that looks like a lighting volt. What does that mean?

Hi AskPatty.com readers. I am CEO of a manufacturing company and we make portable wheel alignment tools. I am trying to get the word out to more female mechanics and shops about our tools and how they can help generate additional revenue and be used to measure alignment by anyone, no training required outside of the standard instructions. I will not post ...

I just bought my dodge Stratus and it will run but cranks hard while trying to start it, you can drive it but it will turn off randomly and WILL start back up after a couple minutes. Battery is new, but I don’t know what’s wrong with it

I’m noticing this strange rattling sound in my Toyota land cruiser 2008. It’s completely smooth once I start the car but this sound comes back when I start driving or park my car back. What could it be? Manifold gasket is not leaked. I have I checked.

I have an 07 Grand Prix Super Charger with 142k miles. I was driving it the other day when it randomly shut off. About 20 minutes later it started and drove fine. I let it sit all weekend and I drove it 100 miles home and about 40 minutes in, I was going 70-75mph when my RPM dropped to 0 briefly then went back up to 2-2.5 then it dropped to 0 again, ...

Bought a new car $20,000 nothing down but payments $600 a month. How can i get the payments lowered or is it too late. If i send like 6 months off payments 3600 at one time can it go down then?


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