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I was thinking about purchasing a 2003 Chrysler Sebring convertible Lx from a friend with 11,000 miles on it. I was wondering how reliable that particular model is, and how I would take care of the top throughout the year since this would be my main means of transport even in the winter. I live in the mountains and own a 1990 Chevrolet Lumina it is ...
how many quarts of engine oil are require for 2008 V6 Ford Fusion
I have a rattle under the hood that sounds like it is coming from the pulleys of the drive belt. It's only noticeable when the car is sitting idle or stopped. When driving it goes away. The rattle noise sounds like the noise you hear when a diesel engine is running but a little louder. Please help!
I have been smelling gas after driving my car and turning the engine off. Burnt gas. I went to a mechanic and he said something about a valve or transmission or something like a gasket leaking. He fixed it but I still smell it. I don't want to take it back to him b/c he showed poor workmanship. Can you tell what is going on from what I telling you.
Hello. A year and a half ago my car's RPM meter would spike when I wasn't accelerating and eventually my car just wouldn't start. I took it in and found out that the thermostat and ect sensor were faulty. I had them repaired, and the coolant flushed, but now, a year and a half later, my car has the exact same problem. How long do these parts generally last? ...
The positive (+) and negative (-) terminals on our 99 Mazda Miata's battery are not marked. Need to jump it but am afraid to as I cannot tell which is which. Thank you!
Will you please share with me the name and address of the president of GMC? Thanks.

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