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Hi ( I chose a car - ford mustang- from drop down menu, but only because I had to, to ask you a question. I don't own a car). my question: I need to buy a car. I haven't owned a car in 7 years! I sold my car while living in SF, didn't need a car while living in the city. but now I don't live there and need a car. I'm nervous about the experience ...
What would make my radiator overheat? There is steam sometimes. The temperature gauge does not get to the 260 mark all the time. I don't always have to add a lot of water or antifreeze to it either. Please tell me what the problem could be. thank you
A few weeks ago I noticed that whenever I turn my steering wheel, my car makes a low, moaning sound. This happens whether it is a shallow or a sharp turn, but my handling does not seem to be affected (though the sound is worse on sharper turns). I don't know a mechanic I can trust in the area, so I thought I would do some research on my own before taking ...
I bought a 2005 MINI Cooper S in March 2005. A week after I took delivery on the car, I took it back to the dealer because the sunroof was leaking. It was repaired and never leaked again. However, since then I've heard an intermittent ticking from somewhere around the dashboard and steering wheel areas where the dealer had dissembled to fix the leak. In ...
The light in the inside of my car seems not to work anymore. I checked the bulb and it is not burned out. I also checked the fuses and they are all ok. What else could I check to find out why the interior light in the middle of the car does not work anymore? thank you for any advice. Iris
Have you heard of needing the rear control arm (not sure if it is upper or lower) going bad with no accident history? Dealer says my car won't take an alignment because the rear control arms are bad. I plan to go to an alignment specialist. What do you suggest?
I have a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee with almost 70,000 on it. I have heard that when they start to get high mileage they are unreliable. Is this true? In the past two months I have invested some money in it with front and rear brakes and four new tires so I am reluctant at this point to trade it in. What do you think?

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