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I had a 1996 Chrysler Town and County last winter that would die at stop lights or when I brake to turn. The dealer checked it several days, no problem found. Any thoughts/suggestions? Thanks
Hiand thanks for your help in advance. We have a ford focus 2003 with 31,800 miles and we got it Dec 2003 brand new. Up until Oct, no problems. car jerks 3-t times a week lights do on on dashboard, we had it in for service many times over 3 months, first ring sensor broke than pistons wore out. service advisor is pissed car is having alot of problems. I ...
I have a 2001 Toyota Camry. Lately, when I turn the steering wheel hard to the right, there is a sort of squeal. It's only when I turn to the right. I have checked the power steering fluid and it's at the correct level. I will be making an appointment to bring the car in for service, but would like to have an idea ahead of time what possibly could be ...
My daughter-Patty-tried to get the drivers side door on her 1991 Honda Accord to open but it would not. She had to crawl in from the passengers side. Mike tried to get the door panel off without being able to open the door even from the inside. No luck. The window has been acting "funny" for some time. Help! Thank You, Pattys mom and soon to be ...
I drive a 1992 Acura Integra with about 95,000 miles on it. Recently, when making hard turns, I hear a "squealing" noise, like the tires are rubbing against the inside of the fenders. My service center guy says he thinks the strut plates are worn but would need to disassemble that area to know for sure. I think it may be related to needing new shocks. ...
My l997 Jeep Grand Cherokee V-8 has begun lurching and the tach revs to 2 or 3 while driving along at 60-70 mph, it's as if the gas is being depressed off and on. What would be the problem?
I was just told that my tie rod-ons are loose on my 2003 Mitsubishi Galant. They are not yet ready to pop out but are beginning to damage my new tires. The cost to repair and re-align the vehicle is $615. Does this sound legitimate?

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