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I recently got a new power steering pump for my 2001 civic and the mechanic put in automatic transmission fluid saying its okay. is it really okay?
my horn won*t work mercedes (C280 2000)FUSES ARE FINE WHAT NOW ?? CAN*T GO TO THE DEALER AT THIS TIME HELP??
My 1994 Nissan SENTRA smokes when I accelerate from a stoplight. How can I determine if this is due to faulty valve oil seals or an oil ring. I removed the sparkplugs and all seem to have oil on them? The smoke is "blue".
The sunroof on my 2001 Nissan Maxima stopped working after my battery died. I replaced the battery, and the sunroof still does not work. I\*ve read information on the web, where they say the sunroof needs to be recycled, but I cannot find out how to recycle it. The car manual does not offer any insight. The sunroof recently opened to about 1 inch. It ...
I have a 2002 Honda Civic with 59,000 miles.Last weekend it overheated.There was water in the overfill container.I let it cool down,then added water.It stayed in ad didn*t overheat again.My mechanic thinks it could be the thermostat,but I didn*t tink that would cause it to overheat?
I am looking at a Saab 9-5 Arc with turbo; a 2002 with 61,000 miles on it. Soon to be college grad with limited budget in the following years. Car has never been in any accidents, but I was wondering with so many miles if the car is due for some engine or expensive maintenance? I\*m worried with a few more thousand miles I\*ll need to do some kind of big ...
Hi, I\*m a stay at home mom and my husband is an art teacher. We have never purchased a new car. Both of our cars are 10 years old and we are anticipating having to buy a new car soon to accommodate a new addition to the family. My husband drives a 1998 Nisson Sentra. Currently, I am driving a two door 1999 Honda civic. I love the car but hate ...

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