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When my car accelerates to 45-50 miles per hour, it momentarily feels like I am riding/rolling over a repetitive series of "speed-trap stripes" similar to those in toll-booth zones. What may be the cause of this sensation? Also, I have noticed that when I accelerate to 55-miles per hour, my SUV does a rather "jerky" shifting thing, as if attempting to shift ...
Hi I need to know about ford Taruses. I am a victim of domestic violence no lets change that i WAS a victim. My tyota was towed from in front of the domestic violence shelter where i had arrived wearing only the clothes on my back. Now a friend of a friend offered me an old Tarus and i dont know anything about these cars or thir worth. All I know is, ...
I would really appreciate some help deciding which type of car would I be better off buying this year. I am in sales and drive between 70 to 100 miles a day and about 25,000 miles a year. It is probably a 60/40 split highway to city. I usually buy a slightly used car with low miles so I don't "take the hit" on a new car and keep a car 8 to 10 years. I would ...
I have a 1999 lexus rx 300 in need of shocks(struts).Can you recommend a brand? What do parts cost.What is the time unit required for this repair.Thanks.
Hi Patty, I routinely take my vehicle to a certified dealer that displays your logo. I took my vehicle in on last week with a complaint of hesitation upon acceleration when driving the vehicle. The service advisor called me back and gave me a long list of repairs, that she said the technician told her would correct the problem. I authorized the work, for a ...
I am trying to find the connection between Ashley Force and the Paralyzed Veterans of America.I am the Satellite Director for the San Antonio Satellite of the Texas Paralyzed Veterans of America.(PVA) We are renovating the Spinal Cord Injury Unit in-patient dayroom at the Audie L Murphy VA Hosp. in San Antonio. If Ms. Force does have a connection thru ...
We have a 2002 PT Crusier 88,000 miles, it vibrates when in a idling position. While your driving down the road it is fine, pull up to a stop light it starts Vibrating, what could this be?

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