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Is there a rear computer that shuts down the car? New fuel pump, PCV valve fixed. Car ran great! Mechanic says computer overheating and shutting car down (??) Is this possible. Fuel is reaching the rail. Thank you!

Hi. What are some women friendly mechanic shops in the Inland Empire area of California?

Can you still operate a vehicle if the rear brake pads are taken off?

I was taking a sharp turn and my steering wheel locked right (right turn) I went over a curb a little bit but there was no damage to my car. I’m not sure if it locked before or after I hit the curb but now it’s locked right and won’t unlock. We checked all around the car and nothing was broken or hanging and no warning messages popped ...

I purchased this new vehicle on 8/31/20. On 9/1/20 I received emails from Toyota, and realized I was deceived and conned into purchasing packages I told the finance guy upfront I didn't want. The same day I discovered the vehicle was infested with ants. I tried to get answers about the deception but was passed along and eventually told I was not ...

I have a decent offer to buy BMW 320d 2013 model. I am considering it, however, i have serious doubts over the vehicle engine that is BS4 and current BS6 norms and BS6 diesel. What can be the issues related to BS4 Diesel engine and BS6 fuel And is it advisable to buy a BS4 diesel model today? Please share your thoughts.

Sup my horn is just constantly honking at times for long periods and sometimes a lil toot here and there just wondering if there's a way to turn it off??


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