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I have a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix and I was curious to know how long hourly wise does it take to remove a old transmission and replace it with a rebuilt one? My car is at the shop getting its transmission repaired and it's been 10 days now. Just interested in knowing how much longer it will be, knowing that the mechanic just took ...

I have a 2005 Kia Sorento and when I parked the car it would not start back up again. Someone told me it was the fuel pump I needed to replace and I replaced it and ran for a week, but this happens every week. I need know what causing the fuel relay to go out.  

I have a Kia Sorento and it has stopped running. The crank wouldn't stay running. Someone told me it was the fuel pump, so I replaced it and it wouldn't stay running. I replaced the fuel relay and crank up. The car ran for about a week and then it died again. This keeps happening and I dont know what to do. Why does the fuel relay going ...

My Toyota 4Runner vehicle stalled on freeway in traffic but soon after I was able to drive it again. The AT/Tem light came on two days ago after a trip to and from an elevation of 2000 feet and about 80 miles. Later I check the tran oil, and it was black. I have owned it more than 8 years and 125,000 miles and have not had any service on the ...

I have a 2006 Dodge Durango with a whistling or wind noise on the drivers side outside of the SUV. It does not happen all the time, It happens off and on while driving the car. No, I am not dragging a limb or branch and there are no leaks from underneath because it is kept in a garage. How do I fix this problem?

I have a Honda Accord Ex and everytime I come to a complete stop and take off, my doors sound like they are locking again. Also, my alarm doesn't work anymore since that started. Do you have any idea what could be causing the problem?

Over the last couple days, I've heard a squeaky noise in my Hyundai Elantra that sounds like its in my steering column or low in my dash while driving. It gets more pronounced when I drive over a bump or heave in the road. It sounds like two pieces of rubber rubbing together. I hear a similar noise if I idle and just turn my wheel ...


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