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Dear Patty, I have a 04 Dodge truck with 60,000 miles. Recently, the brakes failed and it was discovered that the fluid was contaminated. A complete brake replacement was performed. Only one place has done my oil changes and I feel that someone added something incorrectly. The break down was 6 weeks after my last oil change. I am waiting for lab ...
Hi there. I traded in my beloved Mercedes SLK230 3 years ago to buy a sedan when my son was about to be born. I can*t seem to recover from the trauma of surrendering my convertible, and I am considering buying an SLK again when my son and sole child has grown out of his convertible child seat. My understanding is that he will be able to have a simple ...
I had a 98 camry, and when I use to turn off the engine and remove the key, my digital mileage used to go off, but I dont see it with my 2004 camry. It goes off only after some 10 mins maybe. Any probs?
Hi, I*ve been told by my (usually trusted) mechanic at Toyota that my transmission fluid is dirty (black) and I need a trans. fluid flush. I have a *94 Camry with just under 200,000 miles, and I*ve been reading about this. Some sources say it*s a definite no-no to do a flush, especially on a high-mileage car because you*re forcing fluids out through the ...
Hi Patty What are my LEGAL RIGHTS????? I just purchased a 2007 Pontiac G6 in Dec.of 2006.I*m now seeing 2 spots on the door where the car had received some touch ups to hide scratches,(side by side).I wasn
My credit score is low. My 2004 jeep liberty lease is up. Chrysler Financial will not extend the lease but will finance the vehicle for 48mths @13% I have 3 kids with zero for downpayment. Is this my best choice for now?
I have a 2001 Saturn SL1. I have had a problem where I put my key in the ignition and it won*t turn. I lock up the steering wheel and I still have to jiggle and shake the steering to get the key to turn to turn on the car. I have no problem turning off and pulling out the key, just turning the key to start the car. What do you think the problem could be ...

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