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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 ...
Do you have any advice on maintaining a 2004 VW Beetle TDI?
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?

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