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My car makes a "grinding" noise when I start it, and when I accelerate. It's been doing this for 2 wks, before the subzero weather started. Do you have any idea what it could be?
Ongoing discussion with my husband. He says we don't need Acura service to do the regular maintenance on our 2005 Acura TSX. Anyone can do it. I like the service and treatment at the Acura dealer. They said in about 3 months we'll need the back brakes relined and it should be Acura pads and an Acura dealer to grind/polish the rotors. Should we stick with ...
I have a 2002 town and country . when I am driving ,it looses power . it don't shut off it just don't get gas anymore and i have to glide to the side of the road and put it in PARK and then it will resume .Ive had this happen 3 times in one day and then ive gone 100 miles and already as much as 1000 miles and nothing happens . i had it in to the dealer 5 ...
My car sputters and shakes a bit at stoplights. It seems to happen most frequently when I'm at a stop and trying to accelerate again. Any suggestions?
Can I maintain the warranty by taking my new car to a certified mechanic and have all work done within the warranty deadlines? Can I get a trailer hitch installed that isn't the manufacturer's hitch and maintain the warranty?
I have and 93 Acura which was in car accident, an I'm looking for someone who can fix it for a cheap price or trade the car in for something else can you give some information.
Hello, My elderly parents have a 2001 Honda Odyssey van with 105,000 miles. The dealer suggests replacing the drive belt (serpentine?) at this mileage (he has not even seen the car yet) and will charge $700.00 for this checkup. I feel this is too much and would like to know what a reasonable charge would be. The car has always been taken to a dealer and is ...

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