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I am having trouble getting the keys out of the ignition when I turn the car off. Sometimes there is no trouble and sometimes it can take up to 10 minutes. Do you know what might cause this, and how much I can expect to pay if I take it to a shop? Thanks!
My brakes seem overly sensitive. They almost lock up, and the tires seem to skid one or two feet before stopping the vehicle. I thought it was from sand on the road, but there was no sand the second time it happened.
My car was serviced recently and the coolant temperature sensor and the coolant level sensor were changed to new ones. When I drive the temp gauge still shows running hot and goes all the way red and sometimes beeps. As I drive it goes up and down especially at stop lights where I put it in neutral then it does not move.
car not starting on the first try?
Hi Patty, First of all, love this site! Thank you! Do we REALLY need to get the car maintenance packages that are recommended at certain mileages? And if so, I am always concerned they (the dealerships) are just checking things that really do not need to be checked, which of course increases the cost of the package. Should I just get over ...
Hey Patty, I have a 95 pontiac bonneville, and just a few days ago, the fabric overhead just all of a sudden unglued itself from the roof. Is there a way I can glue it back together?
Hello, My car is a 99 and she is suffering a bit as of late. She makes a whining noise that I believe to be the power steering. I checked the fluid level & it was a little low, about an inch from the top, and I added more fluid. This seemed to have work but it has been about a week and it has started making that noise again. I suspect a leak. What should ...

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