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Had a incident where I had a sudden engine surge while passing a car. the engine accelerated to 80 mph. and stayed there! i had to press on the brake with two feet to get it down to 40 miles per hour. With several shifting options, I was still unable to get the engine to stop surging and operating at that speed. i than called 911 for suggestions, they ...
I would like to know if I am having an electrical problem if my key gets stuck in the ignition where I cannot turn it to the off position, I have to sit and wait for it to click to turn it to the off position and get the key out? I know sometimes you have to play with the way your wheels are turned or make sure you are in park but this isn't the case. HELP
I have a Ford Focus and my steering wheel is locked and my key will not turn what's wrong with it?
I came out of the grocery store to find my car dead. Tried to get a jump; nothing. When I turn the key in the ignition, it clicks once then nothing happens. The bell for the door rings and my dash indicator lights come on. What could this be?
Hi Automotive Goddesses, I have a quick question. I left my van parked for a week. The battery is three years old. When I tried to start it there was no "rer rer rer" sound indicating that the van was trying start. Only a "clik clik clik" sound when I would turn the key. I figured - dead battery. I tried to jump it from a large pickup truck. I have ...
The battery is dead put jumper cables on, the car turned over NO KEYS IN IGNITION We tried Starter Coil starter relay Ignition Help please, this is our only vehicle
I am having trouble getting the keys out of the ignition when I turn the car off. Sometimes there is no trouble and sometimes it can take up to 10 minutes. Do you know what might cause this, and how much I can expect to pay if I take it to a shop? Thanks!

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