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I have a 2001 VW Bug, bought it 2 years ago this month. Everything's been great except for recently - when I put it in park and turn off the car. When I go to get in it again and try to go pull out, the gear shift sticks and it wont go out of park! I started setting the E-brake when I put it in park, and that seems to help, but sometimes it still sticks! I ...
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 squealing/grinding noise coming from the front end of my car when it is put into park. This happens only maybe every other day. My car is a 2003 Ford Focus with 65000 miles.
Hi, I am driving 94 Buick Skylark 4Dr Sedan. Everything is fine but gear shifting after overnight parking. The transmission not responding until idling long time (1-3 min). It is o.k. once it works and during operation. Thank you.
Dear Patty: I own a Nissan Altima 2001, my brakes do not hold very well when I am reverse parking in a space, they appear to grip and let loose and bumping into the car behind me, my mechanic told me its the master cylinder that the cause, can you please tell me is the reason, I recently had changed the brake linings on all four wheels, since then this ...
I drive a 1999 Mercury Marquis. On occasion I have had difficulty when the steering column locked up. The car would not start, the front wheels were not aligned straight in the parking position, and at times I have been in great difficulty trying to get the car started and on my way again. How can I disconnect this stupid unnecessary feature on this ...

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