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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?
Hi Patty, I am looking for a new car and went to dealer the other day who started out charming and when we sat down to discuss figures he pushed a PO in front of me and told me that he could not do any calculations until I signed it. I told him I will do the calculations at home and walked out. Being totally disgusted I have been reading several articles ...
my son is spinal cord injury c6 c7. We have a 1995 mercury with a blown head. Is it worth getting it fixed or buy a new motor? We travel 70 miles one way three times a week to rehab.
Hi, I was wondering if I might be able to receive some help from this site. I was in a car accident and I cannot understand what happened. My question is this. I was hit by a Pontiac 4-door sedan, a Trans Am, I think. She says that she was going 30 to 35 miles an hour. My car is totaled in the back- the rear bumper has dis-attached, there is a huge hole ...
After hearing a grinding noise in the left front wheel whenever starting up a hill from a standing stop, we have finally taken the car to our mechanic. He says the CVJ (Constant Velocity Joint) may be broken, as he can spin one wheel much farther than the other while the car is on the hoist. How common are these types of brakes, and would the car stop dead ...
Hello. My name is Hildegaard and I own a 1998 Toyota Rav4-L. In December 2007 I was broadsided by a driver who ran a red light. The insurance deemed the car fixable. I am not so sure. The front tire had to be replaced along with the tie rod and spindle hub. Now the car makes a strange noise (ticking sound) when breaking. My question: although I expected new ...
I am trying to find the connection between Ashley Force and the Paralyzed Veterans of America.I am the Satellite Director for the San Antonio Satellite of the Texas Paralyzed Veterans of America.(PVA) We are renovating the Spinal Cord Injury Unit in-patient dayroom at the Audie L Murphy VA Hosp. in San Antonio. If Ms. Force does have a connection thru ...

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