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I recently bought a used car and am under warranty for the next 3 mos./3000 mi. The belt on the car squealed and broke and the car is now in the shop. I have been told that the AC compressor needs to be replaced to fix the problem. Does the system need to be flushed? Do the accumulator, orifice tube, filter dryer, belt AND fluid need to be replaced to ...
Dear Patty: I got a re-built transmission installed for $3000 last July,although the neighborhood repair guy said he would install a new one he put a re-built transmission on the receipt. Despite this my malfunction indicator lamp still stays on. I have given up because I went to the Acura dealer for a diagnostic test and they said my car was fine, ...
What is wrong when my transmission locks up in park sometimes, but it will release after pumping the brakes several times.
Do you know what is the price on a used Jetta G3 1997?
My 1989 F150, will not run right, after I had ran it out of gas. Its not the fuel line, we changed the main filter, and did a electrical test on the pump, you can hear it engaging, it will start and run but when the accelerator is pressed it basically chokes itself out. Any advise?
My car keeps stalling. On March 27, 2008 I had a Idle Control Motor replaced on the Jeep. On April 1, 2008 the car started doing the EXACT same thing. This will be the 4th time the car has gone to the shop. Is there something that the guy is missing? I have to drive with two feet. As soon as my foot comes off the Gas it stalls. My next move is taking it to ...
My check engine light is on and I am having a problem getting my car inspected, I do not think my car has any serious problems.

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