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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?
What car seat would you recommend for a 2001 Acura MDX?
My mother has 1999 Lincoln Town Car. I was driving it and noticed that when coming to a stop the breaks kick back slightly and produce a low rumbling sound. We had her mechanic check. He changed a sensor for the brakes and this did not fix the problem. He could find no problem with the brakes themselves. The problem never occurs at high speeds when braking, ...
When tightening my gas cap I broke a piece off, didn't realize it. the car sat for 10 days while on vacation when I returned and started it the CHECK engine light came on it is yellow. It has come on before and usually requires tightening of gas cap then it goes off after 3 days. This time it didn't go off. Took to dealership they found broken piece of gas ...
Dear Patty, HELP! I am not making this problem up. This really happens to my SUV. My 2000 Nissan Exterra has mostly been a reliable ride. For the last 2 years a very weird thing has occurred, but only sporadically. I never know when it will happen. The local Nissan mechanics haven't been able to resolve this issue. Without warning, the car will ...
Does anyone make an infant car seat which will fit in the back of the 2008 Audi TT?
I have a 99 Honda odyssey and the rear door latch handles have broken. Is there an alternate replacement part available?

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