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How do i go about doing my own transmission fluid change on my 2000 toyota echo? Can you recommend a shop that i can trust to bring my car in for a winterization, fuel injector cleaner. I do the basic oil and filter and tune up just cant do it all. I live in Levittown ny.
I have a 2002 Passat. Recently, after a heavy rain, there was substantial flooding in the floor on the driver's side. None of the electrical buttons worked, the hazard lights were frozen on, and no matter how much we mopped out the water, there would be another inch of it within an hour. Apparently, water came through the pollen filter seal into the car ...
I have a 2002 chevy impala 3700 v-6 that needs an air filter change. How do I do it? the manual is not very helpful.
I put new tires on my 1992 Pontiac Grand Prix this summer. After a few weeks,I noticed a shaking when reaching the speed of 62.It had thrown a weight.I got that fixed.Now,at times,it seems like I am getting a flat while going down the road.There is a flapping sensation or something going on under the car. The "Service Engine Soon" light comes on after the ...
I need help! I read about AskPatty.com in the NY Times, and I thought, what a great idea! I think I may have been fleeced more times than a Merino ewe. I just have had many, many bad experiences with auto mechanics, and though I'm a journalist typically more than comfortable with confronting injustice, I'm shy about doing it without solid information ...
Car is a 1992 Pontiac Grand AM,six cylinder, 3300 engine, 68,000 miles. Last April or May while slowing down for a stop light at an intersecration, the engine suddley started "chugging" and quit completely. Put in park and turned key and car started immediately. Upon shifting it into drive the engine killed.This would continue for about five times before ...
I purchased a 2006 Honda Civic in January. I drive for work and the car now has 30,000 miles on it. I took the car in for service and an oil change today and was told that my car needed the 30,000 mile checkup to the tune of $489. When I asked what the service included some of the highlights: flushing the transmission fluid, changing the air filter, ...

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