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Hi ( I chose a car - ford mustang- from drop down menu, but only because I had to, to ask you a question. I don't own a car). my question: I need to buy a car. I haven't owned a car in 7 years! I sold my car while living in SF, didn't need a car while living in the city. but now I don't live there and need a car. I'm nervous about the experience ...
I'm having problems with my 1996 BMW 328. The check engine light keeps going on and off and my temperature gage is staying on cold and my car starts to shake when I start it in the morning. What can it be?
On my 99 windstar with 135k miles, it starts and temp. gauge goes immediately to normal reading. Later, after it warms up, it reads either full hot(in warm weather) or full cold(in cold weather below freezing) every time. This produces a CEL and the code is for either overheat or running cold, depending on the ambient temperature. What would produce this ...
Readers digest miniature cars, antique, How many were in a complete set, I started with six , up to over 15 different cars, Thanks for any help on this. BillyMc
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 ...
Hi there, You guys have been so helpful to me in the past, and I'm back with yet another car problem. I have a 1997 Mercedes C-280. About once a month for the past 4 or 5 months, my car has stopped no warning, either when I am sitting in traffic on the freeway, slowing down off an exit, or just sitting there when my car is idle. Usually, I have ...
I have a 1991 Buick Park Ave. It has about 85,000 miles on it. The car came from the southwest so it is in good condition. My problem is I live in Chicago and this winter has been very cold. I have a really hard time starting the engine in the morning, and this winter had it towed in to a local garage two times because I flooded it badly. On colder mornings ...

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