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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?
I have 2003 Monte SS.When I start my car and put it in drive and press on the accelerator it sounds like water swishing in the firewall of the car. It runs great,just can't figure out wheat the water noise is. Any answers?
Hello I am interested in purchasing a Land or Range Rover that is a few years old. I see that the price drops drastically, almost suspiciously so, for one that is only a few years old. For example, one 3 yr old range rover was over $72,000 when it was new, but was selling for only $13,000 and appeared to be in good condition. Are used range and land rovers ...
In June of 2006, I purchased a 2006 Kia Optima. I also purchased an extended warranty. The price of the warranty was $1098. Now I am having second thoughts about spending the price of warranty and wondering if I really need it considering the Kia warranties. Any advice would be appreciated. I realize I am asking for advice only. Although the price is a ...

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