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I am trying to change the crank position sensor on my jeep.Do you know where it is located?
I know David McDavid Honda in Irving is Certified Female friendly, but I had a sales man try to sell himself to me instead. how would i go about reporting them to AskPatty.com? I do not think they should be AskPatty.com certified.
My exhaust was making a loud noise. I received 2 estimates; the first said I needed an exhaust pipe(in upper front of car)with 2 gaskets and a bolt kit. The second estimate said i needed just an exhaust flange and bolt kit at half the cost. Who should I believe?
My 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse makes a horrible high-pitched hum, almost a squeel, when my foot is on the gas, and it
I want a SmartCar but I have two children and need the 4-seater that I think is only sold in Europe. Is there any way to buy a 4-door SmartCar here in the US? How does international shipping work. I seriously want to purchase.
Hi Patty- I had accidentally driven about 2 miles (slow speed) with the parking brake on. Then I noticed the Check Engine light came on. I checked the manual, gas cap is not loose, fuel is not low, it says to drive about 40 trips (now about 5 trips) and it is still on. 1. Would my mistake with the parking brake cause that to go on? 2. "trip" is about ...
CHECK ENGINE LIGHT.. I have recently replaced my alternator, a new battery, and a rebuilt dashboard cluster. I had a diagnostic which read my engine to be operating well. The mechanic was not the best, as He mixed up the fuses under the dashboard. I get the annoying check engine light now, and It never came on before the repairs. The lights ...

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