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The engine cooling fan runs as soon as the engine starts, is this normal.
What are the statistics on parents involved in car crashes due to their child crying in the rear facing infant seat?
1995 Altima won't start - Battery good, starter good. Changed spark plugs. Changed wires. Changed distributor cap & rotor. Performed spark test (spark looked weak, but is present at plugs & coil). Tested coil primary (1.4ohm) & secondary (13.43ohm) resistance. Tested power transistor resistance (had resistance where it should). Checked fuel pump fuse, good. ...
What would a used vehicle with 70,000 mile possibly need? I was told to ask if the timing belt had been changed before buying the car because this is very costly? Should I repair the car's cylinder head? cost $2000. The car has 250,000 miles and my daughter 20 year old loves driving this car. I have spent 2500 for a new tires,thermostat,fan clutch,wheel ...
I just posted a comment to one of your articles asking for car accessories that help make moms lives easier. I thought I'd email you directly just in case I posted it in the wrong area. Here is my story: About twelve years ago, I was a single mom with an infant daughter, going to college at Sacramento State and working full time. I had just purchased a ...
I replaced my radiator because my engine was getting hot and the check radiator and temperature light were flashing very often. After I changed this they both stopped coming on. Now I started realizing when my fan was going to come on to cool the engine. I haven't heard it come on yet but my temperature gauge hasn't shown hot and the light hasn't come on ...
Our 1997 gas guzzling Jeep Cherokee is in need of $1450 of repairs (Power steering pump broke and took with it the fan belt, which in turn took out a bracket and a bolt which spun out and got lodged in the engine.). We drive a lot, and I end up spending about $10 in gas a day commuting. I fill the car up every 6 days. The questions are: Is it worth it ...

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