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My 2002 Pontiac Grand Am started to overheat, and I replaced the thermostat, water pump, hoses etc, and it still ran hot. Now it won't start but but will turn over. I have blown a head gasket, i have white smoke coming from my tail pipes and milky oil. I am wondering can i use head gasket reapair until i get the car fixed?
I changed the transmission in my 2001 Jeep Cherokee, and now it wont start. it will turn over and backfire. It's getting gas to my valve stem where you can see if gas is getting to the lines.
I recently noticed that the high beams on my 2007 Hyundai Sonata no longer work (I don't drive at night that often). The low beams are fine, but my brights don't come on, and the symbol on the dash doesn't come on either. I replaced the fuse, and they still don't work. I swapped the low/high beam relays, and they still don't work. Is this a wiring problem ...
My 2006 Honda Accordhas a slight vibration when I shift it from park to drive. What could it be?
Just had my 100,000 mile tune up at 107,000 miles on my 2006 Honda CR-V with a new mechanic (and was not having any previous problems) and the next day my car over heated. They replaced the thermostat, initially thought that did not do the job, so they kept the car over the weekend and did 'diagnostics' on Monday thinking it might be the water pump/hose. ...
Hello, my one and only vehicle that is depended upon daily in my family (a 1998 Honda Odyssey) has been making terrible noises from the exhaust system. Took it into local muffler shop and have been given the news that the entire exhaust system needs to be replaced to the tune of $750. They said they could fix 2 parts first ($400) & the final part ...
The Malfunction light just came on in my 2003 Volkswagen Jetta this morning, and I was wondering if I should be worried. I won't be able to take it to the mechanic until this weekend. Can I still drive it? I usually drive 20 miles each day to work.

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