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If there is water in the oil pan could it be just condensation or a serious problem and how can you tell if the car runs and sounds good? It a 1995 Grand Am.
i need to know how the valer hole ar to tb hook up 1990
Dear Patty, We just purchased a new CTS yesterday and are due to pick it up this evening. I am turning in an 2005 Cadillac and we can't find the title!! We live in NY, both cars were purchased in NY (different dealers though) Will they release the car to us without the title? Can I sign a power of attorney/release form that the title go directly to the ...
My engine light came on and stayed on. I just filled my car with gas and it jerks on acceleration like it has bad gas in it. I put gas treatment in but it started doing it again today. It runs great once it gets going. The gas mileage is poor, it took three tries to start car one day. I have had this car for 4years and never had spark plugs changed, could ...
My front brakes just started to grind and not all the time just when I make the short stop and go. I need to have them checked and want to make sure that when I go they do not try to sell me something I do not need. So what should I look for when they show the brake system. If it is the pads should I replace the back ones at the same time?
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, ...

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