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This is a 94 car. After my car engine has heated up, (not just when the engine initially heats up from being off for a long time)but say like driving 20 miles on open road, when decelerating the engine will lower the initial RPM
What SUV
My power door locks stopped working in my 2005 dodge caravan. I looked in the fuse box under hood but did not see fuse or relay for door locks, what should I check?
I need a car for just local commute, nothing for a long haul. Is $850 a good deal for a 1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE with 175,000 miles on it? They say it runs great, new breaks and new starter. It
I have a RX300 2001 w/navigation with 40,000 miles. I am considering purchasing a hybrid SUV and wanted to know what you suggest. I never buy NEW. I try to find older cars with low mileage. Please tell me the pros and cons of buying the RX400h. What is the cost of replacing the battery, what is the average mileage to expect before replacing the battery, ...
I have a 1997 Avalon with 150000 miles. the dealer noticed some oil around the valve cover and suggested repair. I have not noticed any oil spillage. Does this need repair? What is the time unit for such a repair. Thanks
how do you find to balance that on your car

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