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What makes my ride burn a quarter of gas on the highway in 31 miles

My ride burns way more gas than it did before I changed my knock sensor now I only get 31 miles from a quarter tank to empty why?

I recently bought a 2000 Honda Accord with 126,583 miles on it, or at least, I thought that that was the true mileage. I’ve had it a week and I noticed that the odometer “counts up/on” like it should, except after it reaches 126,599 while driving, it resets itself back to 126,583. This “reset” has occurred several times. The ...

Hi I brought a VW beetle 2004 and it was driving fine then is went through a storm and the check engine light has come on nothing else is to worry can drive fine every thing works fine I have been told the a sensor could of gotten wet but I wanted a second opinion

Engine flooding only after a lot stop and go driving & being on the highway

What I know: - The sound originates from the front, driver's side of the car. - The sound is rythmic, in-time with the spinning of the wheels (e.g. as the car slows down so does the frequency of the noise). - The sound occurs when I got the brakes at speeds higher than 30mph. - I have replaced the outer tie rod, the struts, the caliper, and the ...

I had a new battery installed 3 weeks ago. Since then I’ve called tow truck twice because car would not start. They jumped it and it started WhAts going on?


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