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I own a 2005 PT cruiser. How often should I have an oil & filter change? I keep getting conflicting info.
I have a 2000 Passat. It was owned by my aunt for 2 years w/14,000 miles (sat for about 1 1/2 yrs before I bought it.) Whenever the outside temp goes above 70 degrees, the oil warning light comes on. Have had it checked, sensors changed, etc., nothing worked. As soon as the outside temp goes below 70 in the fall, the light does not come on again until the ...
I had a 1990 cadillac sedan deville. I loved the car and got about 22 miles per gallon. I recently bought a 1993 cadillac deville and am only getting 14 miles per gallon. I have had the injectors checked and air filter changed. Is there that much difference between the 4.5 and the 4.9 engine?
My Mercedes ML 320 1998 has recently had a new key and switch (device in the ignition. Two weeks later I started the car up and the handbrake warning sound stayed on, the ABS and ETS lights stayed on. I released the hanbrake and drove off. I noticed the petrol gauge was fluctuating and it wasn*t changing gear. I stopped. Switched off, and restarted. ...
99 Buick LeSabre V6 61000 miles* Driving, motor stops, roll to side of road, try to start motor, it starts... Check engine light does not come on because all lights go out..Mechanic says, computer is blank.. Second problem, returning from a drive (shopping), park in driveway, shut off engine, after a few minutes start motor, will not start, check engine ...
I recently emailed you about buying a Saab 9-3 and I greatly appreciate the advice. I have more specifics for you though: the car I'm looking ot buy is a 2002 9-3 turbo 4 door Hatchback with about 54,000 miles on it. I believe it is a corporate fleet car (I think). The car is going for about $10,000. Would you recommend buying this given this ...
I have a 1998 Doege Neon and my wiper arms wont move. it sounds like the motoer is trying to move but the arms just won*t move. What could the causes possibly be?

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