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My check engine light came on. I took the car to my local AutoZone for testing. It showed on the scanner as: Too Low Bank One. Any idea what this means?
Hi I just purchased a certified used 2004 Honda Accord Coupe back in March. At the time of purchase I also purchased an extended warranty called "Honda Care" for $1,590 for 7 yrs. or 100K miles coverage on replacement of major parts such as Transmission, A/C, electrical malfunctions,etc. The coverage is not for regular wear and tear but malfunctions of ...
Hello! I need a set of new battery cables (which I am assuming I can purchase from Auto Zone?) can I install them myself or does this need to be done by a mechanic and will they do it if you bring them the cables? Also how could I locate a general class in my area on such things as changing oil, plugs, etc. just getting to know your vehicle? Since a car is ...
Patty, I'm a young adult with horrible credit from a bad marriage, and I need to purchase a used car. I can't afford a $1000 down payment. What can I do?
I have a rather large question: If I want to sell my car private party, how do I turn over the title? What do I have to do once I get the cash in hand? I sign over the pink slip? Then I do what at the DMV? I live in California. Also, I am considering buying a vehicle from out of state from one of your Female Friendly dealers instead of one near me. The ...
When I run my a/c, my passenger side floorboard stays wet. What could it be?
My 1997 Ford Crown Vic has 210K miles. In the past 6 months I put $2K in repairs into it (shocks, brakes, tires) Now the trans is acting up - stays too long in 1st gear before shifting. My mechanic says a Jasper rebuilt trans(75K/3yr warranty) will cost $2900 which is about $500 more than even Jasper says the total job should cost. A local rebuilder ...

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