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I took my car into the dealership to get the "check engine" light figured out. I was told I would need to replace the catalytic converter. I was suggested to take it to another place where it would be cheaper to replace. I took it to Midas and was told the problem was not the catalytic converter but the oxygen sensors. Who should I trust?
Re: 2006 Ford Explorer XLT, 4X4, V6, Tow pkg. (Tires are Michelin P235-70R16 Cross Trainer) Existing tires have 16,000 mi. with even wear. One tire (FR) needs to be replaced. Three shops have indicated that the amount of tread a new tire will add (approx. 1/4") as compared to the tread remaining on the three existing tires is significant enough to throw ...
I own a Porsche Boxster (1998). I was leaving the auto repair place after having new tires put on. It was a nice day thought I*d put down the top. I had used it the day I left if for tires. Well, nothing happened. I could hear the motor working but nothing happened. The light that indicates that the top is down is now lite all the time. The sensors ...
I have a 2000 Passat. It was owned by my aunt for 2 years w/14,000 miles (sat for about 1 1/2 yrs before I bought it.) Whenever the outside temp goes above 70 degrees, the oil warning light comes on. Have had it checked, sensors changed, etc., nothing worked. As soon as the outside temp goes below 70 in the fall, the light does not come on again until the ...
My car is a 2000. I had catalytic converter, O2 sensors, timing belt and air bypass valve and gasket changed last May by Mazda in Brooklyn in order to pass an inspection. ($2689) I took my car back this month (less than 7000 miles later) and now they claim that car needs an intake manifold, plenham valve, intake valve, o2 sensors again! and intake gaskets ...
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 have a 2000 Toyota and several of the sensors have been going. Are there any makes of cars out there without sensors? I

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