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My daughters car is a 1999 Saturn SC2. My mechanic says the brake pads/caliper, etc. are fine, but the pedal is very soft. What could be the cause? I checked the brake fluid and it is not low. The car stops/slows fine.
My car is a 2004 model with about 60k miles. when I accelerate or make turns, I can hear what sounds like rushing/trickling water coming from the passenger side of behind the dashboard. It's been doing it for a few months, but has been getting a little louder lately. What could be causing the noise and how can it be fixed?
Can I use E85 in my 2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L
I need a car: should I get a used 2005 hybrid Honda Accord V6 for $19K or a new Suburu Legacy AWD V6 $28 or used or new Infiniti G35 ($23 for used; $35 for new). The car is primarily for me, sometimes a friend or teenager; I want it to be cute and sexy (I am finally OUT of the soccer mom look); totally safe; good fuel mileage; peppy to pass trucks on the ...
When and where can I get the best offer for a used car?
Codes showing are:P0118 P1383. What do they mean? Also changed cars,cannot edit out old one, put in new one.
My 1989 Honda Accord LXi 2.0l (207K miles) will not shift from 1st gear when the engine is cold. Sometimes using D2 or D3 will cause a shift. I have replaced fluid with Honda specified and added half bottle of Lucas Transmission Treatment. After the engine warms, it will shift but roughly through gears 2 and 3 and again upon deceleration. Speed sensor ...

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