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I changed my steering rack and later did alignment. The mechanic opened the steering cover where the horn switch is to finally correct the alignment. after some time I realized that it was becoming very difficult to start my car any time I wanted to start it. Now the car cannot start at all. If you put the key in and turn, it will unlock the steer but the ...
We were told the left CV boot is leaking. Is this a critical repair? We will be pulling a boat with this vehicle soon and wonder if we should get the repair done before we leave on vacation. Can just the boot be replaced and not the whole axle?
My Honda Accord instrument panel shows the number -289. What does this mean?
The dealer is charging a very a high amount for the 60,000 mile service of my Subaru Outback. I know someone outside the dealership that works on Subarus on the side. If I have him do the 60,000 service will I void the warranty? Right now I have the extended warranty to 100,000 miles. And I did plan on going back to the dealer for future service or should I ...
i replaced my fuel pump and checked all the fuses but my engine still will not start, although it will yurn over. do you think its the spark plugs or what? there is a line running to the gas tank but not one for the purge. please help, my mind is boggled!!!!
On May 28, 2013 I took my car to a Patti certified shop for a lube and oil change before I left on a road trip. I was told my Honda civic was due for a new timing belt and that it was recommended to also replace the water pump. I approved the work and it was completed. On May 31, 2013 I left for my trip. 15 miles south of the shop my engine light came ...
I drive a 2007 Mazda 3 GS 4-door sedan with 85,000km (appx. 52,800 miles) on it. When I went in for a routine oil change, my Mazda dealership told me I needed the front left lower control arm to be replaced, as well as the rear trailing arm bushings (among other things, totalling over $1600+tax). Mazda told me one of the rear bushings was "completely out", ...

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