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About a week ago when the weather got REALLY Warm. I start the car & the Gauge says Service 4WD, then check gauges light comes on. Then ALL GAUGES light up & the car dies. Sometimes it takes up to 10 times for it to go. Sometimes it will be fine when I start it then I put in gear & it goes to 3 instead of drive. I shutoff car & start ...

Hi there, i have the option between two cars to buy. One is an 03 Pontiac bonneville with 117,835 miles, no accidents, drives well. Or i could purchase an 08 ford fusion with 169,873 miles with 2 minor accidents. Im just not sure an older car with less miles or an newer car with high mileage, which one will last me longer. What should i chooses?

I just had to replace my ignition on my Toyota Highlander 2002 because of my original ignition key, had gotten stolen off of my keychain. And that was the only key I had. I had just bought the car used from a really good friend of mine. And now I have bought a brand new ignition from the auto parts store. I bought a copy of the old ignition key for my ...

Hi, I was driving home when the AC cooling kicked off. There was a message: " Engine Hot/ AC Off. the temp gauge was on C. Is this Coolant or Freon

Have brake and turn signals on back of car, but no tail light ,park or license plate light. headlights and turn signals work. looking for the location of the light failure sensor.

Hello, How are you. I am a student from Pakistan who is currently studying in Dubai. I will be getting my driving license in 2-3 weeks hopefully and the difficult phase starts from there as I have choose between various cars. My budget is around 100000 AED. I have shortlisted about 2 cars and need your advice before making the final decision. The two ...

Good Morning, I recently bought a 2004 Nissan Xterra. I believe it currently has 265/70/16 tires on stock wheels. I would like to have the front end lifted to be equally as high as the rear end and then replace the tires with at least 31 inch all terrain tires and try to keep them on the stock wheels? Would you please advise on the most cost effective ...


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