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If I drive my car for a long time my brake makes a NOT screeching sound but a clack sound like something is stuck. And the brake pedal gets really tight and stiff. And once that happens the car car will accelerate really slowly and once hitting 45mph it starts to shake. After coming to a complete stop the driver side back tire is really how and smoking. ...

My 2006 mercury Milan needs ignition coil packs.I found a 6 pack on eBay for $45 ..do you think they will last and should I be worried about performance issues considering price. Im on a low income budget and $45 is a cheap still compared to $100-300.

Hi,I had my fuel pump replaced recently and since then my fuel gauge and electronic readout work but are way out. It shows in the gauge as half full all the time even when empty,the electrical readout always shows 210 km if fuel left even when empty. Is it the sensor on the fuel pump or does it need calibrating. If it needs calibrating how do they do ...

why does my explorer rock back and forth whe i give it some gas to accelerate?

I recently had my ignition replaced (about a year ago) .....now dealership saying coil needs replaced. Does that make any sense. Isnt coil a part of ignition?

Recently my check engine came on and I'll have to jiggle the positive wire on the battery to get it to start. Then the light goes off. When I had the code read, it said catalytic converter, however I've had that replaced just recently. Every time it has come on recently, it will ride for a length of time, and I'll go to crank ...

I'm trying to figure out where the starter relay switch is located and how to replace it.


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