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My '03 trailblazer has begun having some issues. I know the back pads are toast and I assume that's why it grinds to a stop. What I don't know is if that's the only thing making it do it. When I come to a stop it grinds hard and when the truck is almost stopped it grinds hard to the point that it feels like the truck is dying. Also it doesn't want to ...
We just got the 84 civic and it turns on for a second and when it does stay on its misfiring and sounds off we thought it was the coil cause it was broken we bought a new one and it worked for 1day and back to the way it was can u help me either what is it
Hello, My car has dropped from the normal 22 mpg to anywhere from 16 or 18 mpg depending on the day. My check engine light is on, and my gascap light is on. However I have tightened the cap and it doesn't appear to be damaged or anything. I am over the 36k warranty (40k miles), so it will be $115 for the dealer to "diagnose". My main question is I need ...
Had an oil change 4 weeks ago, added 5.5 quarts 5w30, the change engine oil light came on. Checked oil level was very low. Is it ok to switch to a thicker oil. Like 10w40?
When stepping on The gas ir won't shift unless I hit 4000 rpms or it won't even shift if I don't let the gas pedal go wat could be causing that ?
My heater would not turn off after the engine was turned off. My husband checked all 3 heater fuses and they were ok. He disconnected the battery cable on one side and that stopped the heater. No the car won't start after reconnecting the battery cable. Could you give me any advice on what's wrong?
When I was getting a flat repaired recently, I was told that I should replace all the tires on my car. The cost would be between $400 and $500. Is there enough value in the car for this to be a good thing to do or would I be better off just replacing the car?

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