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We cannot slide the front seat of our Honda forward on the track because a coin fell on the track and is jammed there. How can we loosen the seat on the track and remove the offending coin?
Hi - I am a "petite" woman (5'1") getting ready to purchase my first car. It is really important for me to be able to adjust my seat so I can sit high and have a clear view. I had my heart set on a Prius and test drove it yesterday but did not have a clear view either front or aft and the Prius offers no ways to adjust the seat higher (only to move the ...
Dear Patty, My 2001 Nissan Frontier is making an intermittent squeak from the front end. If it was a belt wouldn't it squeak all the time? Could it be a belt pulley? It only happens while the car is moving. When the squeak happens I can feel a slight hesitation. Thanks, Barb M
I live in sunny Florida and my black 2000 Escort Zx2 has serious fading on the roof and front hood. Are there any products which helps restore the fading to it original black color or is painting the car my only option. Thank youl
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 have a 1994 Cadillac Seville and I had the right front strut replaced because my tires were rubbing and wearing bad and quick what do you think could be the problem any advice would be greatly appreciated I am tired of getting the run around from so many suppose to be mechanics thank you in advance

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