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Hello: I have a BMW X3 which only has about 5k miles on it. Several weeks ago the indicator light came on showing that I needed to have it serviced soon. I called BMW because it seemed like it was too soon since the car has so few miles. They said that it could be that the gas cap was not properly put back on and that the light comes up for several ...
I have a 95 Impreza and I had my oil filled a week ago. When I checked my oil today, it was half full. I know that I do not have a leak because I park on a paved driveway and so I would see oil spots. I do not know what to do. I also do not know if this is a normal amount of oil to lose in a week. what could this mean and what can I do about it?
Where is the camshaft position sensor (cmp) located? checked with car md. need to replace to get check engine light off before inspecttion. thanks mike
Transmission will not shift gears until I disconnect the battery cable and reconnect the cable. This happens every other day.
This is a follow-up to a question I posted a couple of months ago. I am the original owner of a 95 Toyota Camry LE with only 45,000 miles on it. In the last six months or so (and perhaps coincidentally, right after I'd had the timing belt replaced), it has started doing a weird thing. Around town and on short hops on the freeway, it runs fine. But when I ...
My auto mechanic replaced my alternator and then my battery had to replaced, is this normal?
I have received many email advertisements about becoming an Ask Patty dealership. We are always looking for new ways to advertise that will benefit us financially, but there doesn't seem to be much traffic on the Ask Patty website. It appears that there have been a grand total of 10 reviews ever posted. Edmunds, on the other hand, has lots of traffic and ...

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