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My key sometimes will not turn off my 2007 Pontiac Torrent when I stop and try to get out. I put the car in park and go to turn the key off but it turns to the first "click" and gets stuck. I have to let it "rest" for a few seconds/minutes I hear clicking sounds and then it will turn all the way off so I can remove the key. What might that be?
I was at a chevy dealership and this is the price break down to replace an alternator and serpintine belt Alternator: $450.00 Serpintine Belt: $36.81 Labor: $236.00 Total $686.81 plus tax (not sure where he got this number but it obviously dose not add up) After looking online for typical alternator prices I didn't feel comfortable paying such a ...
My 2002 Buick LeSabre has been "herky jerky" as of late. My car will turn on (turn over), the RPM's are correct but when I put my car in drive and once it tries to shift, it feels as if something's off and it won't allow me to have any forward momentum. Actually, once it tries to shift gears, I must turn off my car or keep my car in drive and have it move ...
Hello, I have a general question I hope you can give me better insight on. I recently seen a used car posted online for the price 17.774. The car was traded in this past weekend so when I seen it they hadn't cleaned it out yet from the trade deal. Upon going up to the dealership and going through all the "negotiations" I went back to the financing ...
I just purchased a 2003 Ford Explorer and the dealer told me I needed a downpayment of $2495. all I had was $780. so I gave them that and they wrote up a finance contact for me to pay them the additional money at $75 per month until the balance was paid off. They also wrote up a finance contract through the bank that said I put down the full amount of ...
We replaced the torque converter seal on a 2001 Suzuki XL-7, when putting transmission back in we can't get it to engage in gear, there is a vacuum hose we can't find where to hook up and seems like the transmission has no pressure. Any suggestions?
My 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse's check engine light will not work, and because it will not work, the car will not pass inspection. Can you just replace the light or do you have to replace the entire cluster?

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