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Will a 2003 Chevy Avalanche starter fit in my 2002 Chevy Avalanche?

Hi guys, Having a problem with my car at the moment. Have noticed that when I select drive it feels as if it is starting in second gear it takes about 2,000 to 3,000 rpm's for the car to start moving. And on the instrument cluster the light that shows what gear you select does not light around the "D". Manually going through the gears by ...

Hi! i have a 2013 VW Jetta, with about 83,000 miles, bought brand new, always always serviced at local vw dealership and servic station., never had any issues with the car, upkept maintenance, everything perfect. randomly without any warning from a light on my dash or any faint smells, my car stated steaming. it was about 9:30 pm and i had been driving ...

What type of oil does the 2013 Chrysler 200 use?

Hi I have 2010 Dodge Avenger. The gas cap light came on a year ago and I replaced with an after market cap. I did this three times before taking to dealer in January and replaced with dealer cap my make and model. The other day I forgot to close my tank after getting gas for a 5 minute drive home but quickly closed,the next day the gas cap light is on. ...

I've only had my car for 6 months & it needs an oil change, it has 20,000 miles, my problem is which oil change to choose...full service synthetic, synthetic blend or full service conventional, i'm a female and don't have a clue! Thanking you in advance

Is the motor supposed to be in neutral and runing to check transmission


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