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I have a Ford F250 diesel and having a problem with the starter burning out. This is the second one in 1 month. I go to crack motor and the starter just stars spinning unter it burns out. I can even take the keys out and still spins until I disconnect battery. Any thoughts?
99 Buick LeSabre V6 61000 miles* Driving, motor stops, roll to side of road, try to start motor, it starts... Check engine light does not come on because all lights go out..Mechanic says, computer is blank.. Second problem, returning from a drive (shopping), park in driveway, shut off engine, after a few minutes start motor, will not start, check engine ...
i got a motor out of a 78 olds, it seem its not an orginal, i need to know what size motor it is, what website or any i can look up the serial number for it,clueless
My 2002 Ford Expedition was running fine and then all of a sudden when we turn it on it sounds like a motorcycle and it has almost no power, the rumble its out of under the hood. What could be causing this?
98 Jeep Grd Cherk Ltd, after I\'ve turned the ignition off and go to my porch, I can see my jeep, jerk...and will jerk at 44 second intervals; or 23 second intervals; or 9 second intervals. (The jerk, months later the motor seized, and motor replaced, the jerk is still there). The motor seized. Was replaced. The jeep still jerks at random intervals. Phoned ...
I purchased our daughter a 1999 VW beetle For $5500 for her 16yr. birthday. We did not have it inspected - bad mistake - we were dumb. So, when we purchased the car we knew the AC did not work. Within 3 wks of the purchase, not only did we repair the A/C blower motor, blower motor resistor and climate control panel, we had to replace the battery, clutch kit ...
I brought a 2006 Chevy Malibu last year, the windshield motor went out on it. Is this something that I should notify Chevy on, and this was not covered on my warranty.

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