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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 ...

Had the tire sensor replaced but the light still on for 3 days they told me needed to take it to dealership to reset it?

I have a 2003 Hyundai sonata that has 108k which will be paid off feb/March 2019. I had to repair to engine belts last.month and then oil gasket cover in which I had to repair and have to keep my eye on the oil every week and get the oil change every so often NOT BY THE NORMAL MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE EITHER. So I looked at a 2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 s model ...

Check engine light indicates 3rd cylinder misfire. Seven auto shops and dozens of cans of sea foam, new spark plugs; wires and a coil cap. the light still comes on. Last week car stalled twice at 50mph all dash lights came on, then keep going like nothing ever happened. Only problem car ever had was an antifreeze leak which was fixed with a small elbow ...

My 2015 kia soul blew its engine on may 22. Thete was no advance warning, it was 800 miles overdue for its oil change. 71,400 miles on it. Bought it used in 2016 with 33,000 miles from a Ford dealership. There is no recall on the cars engine, although the symptoms of the failure are identical to those recalled. Warranty issued by Ford dealership did not ...

I took my Honda CRV EX-L into the Honda dealership 2 miles from my home for it regular oil change and they gave me a list of recommended repairs. One is a new Drive Belt, Engine Coolant, and Water Pump and the cost would be $710. My car is running great! I get lots of complements and even an offer to buy it when I was at the self service car wash last ...

Hey I wanted to ask if a dealership would let me trade in a car that I just got from them for a different one before I make my first payment reason being because it is giving me problems already


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