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This morning I turned on my car and the check engine light came on while the VSC light blinked and the traction signal was also on. When I try to accelerate on the highway, it will get to about 50 and stop while the rpms still want to increase?
My heat and A/C seem to have a short: it will pop on and off. Now my temperature gauge is reading high. What could be wrong?
Hello my name is Amber and I have a Toyota Camry 95. There's actually a few things wrong with my vehicle and I am scared to just go to a mechanic because they treat women like we're stupid and then make us pay for unnecessary work. The car shifts into D R N 2 and L clean but when I'm driving and trying to pick up speed the car doesn't shift ...
After long drives, it seems the power steering fluid leaks out? But with short drives within 7 miles it does not leak? Any ideas what could be causing this?
When I turn on the ac on my Honda Accord to a full speed it works okay at first, but after a half hour the ac starts blowing just a little of bit of cool air. I checked the fan blower and it is working fine. What else could it be?
I recently bought a bunk car at an auto dealership. I drove it the first day, and after that the vehicle wouldn't start. The dealership mechanic said it was a dead battery due to a drain by a crappy factory radio. My first question is, why would the factory installed radio do this now in all its 10 years of life? Before buying the vehicle, I requested ...
while sitting in traffic I saw my temp ligh rising. But once traffic was moving the needle went down. The next morning I opened the radiator cap and saw it needed water so I topped it off. All went well that day, but the next day when I checked on the water level I again had to top off the radiator. Why would that be. I don't have any leaks, the oil looks ...

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