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My car is leaking transmission fluid-1999 Ford Escort. I put in Lucas, that seemed to help, but I might have to take out the engine and have the mechanics replace the seal. Do you think I should attempt that, or should I wait and see if Lucas works? Thank you. Sharon
I love my 2007 Accord except for a intermittent situation which is only noticeable at night, not when my dealership is open. The running lights and bright lights work fine, but sometimes at night when I turn on the low lights, the icon on the dash comes on, and the lows shine, but they do not light up the road (not even the white center stripe shows up). ...
I own a 2005 PT cruiser. How often should I have an oil & filter change? I keep getting conflicting info.
My 2003 pt cruiser stopped running in the middle of the freeway. Sent it to the Chrysler dealership and they stated I need to replace timing belt tensioner, idler pulley, water pump gasket and flush the cooling system. They gave me estimate worse case scenario $1295.00 maybe less but not more. What do you think?
I purchased a 2006 Honda Civic in September and was wondering when do I go for my first oil change. Do I go every 3,500 miles?
What small car is better Ford Focus, Hyundai Accent or Aveo. Coupes, base price. Basic options, stick shift
My car buying is in price range of under $27,000. I like the legacy sedan because of the awd for snowdriving. but trunk space seems smaller than my previous saturn L200 sedan. i am considering a honda accord or crv, or saturn aura. i loved my L200 except insecure when snow driving. i have been doing long trips, one was from CT to FL with just myself and ...

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