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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 ...
Patty: Do you have info on battery care and maintenance, jump start, etc.
I have a Ford F250 2003. I went to start it recently and it wouldn*t start after running just a few hours before. I had it jumped and it started right up. Next day nothing. No prior problems before. Battery doesn*t seem to be weak. Any ideas?
How do i research an air condition problem on 2002 GMC Yukon Denali? The belt jumps when i accelerate (makes a really loud noise) if i turn off the ac when i first accelerate and turn it on when up to speed it does not vibrate. The belt has finally been thrown off. Replaced the belt and having the same vibration/noise problem. Thanks so much for any ...
My Mom has a \*98 Honda CRV. Recently she went to start it and the car would not turn over. She says it made a clicking noise, like a dead battery. The Honda Dealership checked the battery and said it was fine. This has happened one time since. Both times she was able to start it with jumper cables from another car. Could it be something other than ...
I drive a 1998 Grand Prix-110,000 miles....lately the RPM meter has been jumping and my car feels like its tugging-I am so afraid this will cost alot to fix-I am a single mother and need to get my little boy around safely! What is my least expensive choice to fix this (if there is one) Thank you for your time!
when i put my automatic hyudi santa fe in to gear it does not bite straight away the jumps forward what could be the problem

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