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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 ...
Ellen, I have a second life by the grace of God. I was admitted to the hospital for liver problems due to alcohol problems for 6 months of my life. I coded twice, was given the last rights 3 times and can say I am successful at walking which they said I never would again and am two years alcohol free. Now I want to drive. But I need a car and possibly ...
My radiator cracked and was replaced in March. A month later, it was running through coolant and I replaced the radiator cap. Now (July) it still runs hot occasionally. Any ideas? Also, my air conditioning is no longer running cold. I have never had anything done to the a/c system other than replacing the belt. The car is 6 years old. Will I need ...
Peter, wont got thur - send me an email address - Outlook doesn;t accept your www.askpatty.net address. Janice Dealer Source
The dealership I took my car to for tire rotation and balancing scratched all four rims, what I can do regarding the dealership being responsible?
Hi, I was driving on the interstate yesterday when a I rolled over an unavoidable metal rod and it hit the underside of my car really hard. It looks like something that is connected to the right rear tire is damage. It looks like a piece of metal with a line (brake line?) was damaged. I just bought this car and would like to know if this would be covered ...
I have a 1990 Buick Lesabre. The car only turns over by jumping the starter. With the ignition switch on, the car will not start. Can you help?

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