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My little Betty will not down shift or up shift from 1st to 2nd anymore. I have to do it, but after I drive for about 20 mile it is fine. What could be the problem?
I am driving a 2000 Grand marquis. I would like a newer car with better gas mileage, sporter and all wheel drive ?? Maybe small Suv or car. I want some of the bells and whistles. I am open for anything 25k or less but can go up. Thank you
How do I remove grease on seat upholstery, tan color, 2008 I cannot find any recommendations in owners manual, thanks
When replacing tires on a front wheel drive car, do you have to replace more than the worn out tire? Should you replace all the tires or only one or both in the front and back?
Do I need to use a fuel cleaner on a regular basis? Why? Or why not?
Hi. I have a question. My daughter has a 1996 Ford Contour GL. The car has a four cylinder, sixteen valve 2.0 L Zetec 14 engine. Recently, the "Check Engine" light has been coming on, and she doesn't know why. Everything has been checked out, and everything's OK. Do you have any idea what could be going on? Thank you!
What does it cost to have transmission and 4-wheel drive fluids changed on a 2003 GMC Envoy XL?

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