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I am having problems with my 2002 firebird. when i start it up it backfires and also I am smelling gas fumes really bad. When I try to drive it he car does not want to go.
I have a 2003 Pontiac Sunfire. The horn started going off, so a mechanic took off the steering wheel cover so he could caught off the horn. He claims the cover was broken. He also claims that the dealer would have to sell me the whole thing instead of just the cover, which would be about $400.00. I know I saw a cover on-line, but do not remember where. ...
When I turn on my car and put on the air conditioner, I hear a squeaky noise and as I start to drive and turn it gets worse. What could it be?
Car took water in the intake and shut down have not been able to start car.
Can you please recommend a battery jump starter kit which is reliable and easy to use? Thanks
I have a 98 Olds Intrigue. While driving home, I went to pass another car and as I accelerated, the car jerked and started losing power. Trac off light came on as well as service engine light. However, the car seemed to gain power but then it started to overheat. I pulled into a gas station and a mechanic there saw that there was no coolant in the radiator. ...
I have a 97 Ford Explorer. One day I went to start it and it would not start. It was not the battery. A friend came over sprayed gasoline into something near the engine and the car started. It has been running ever since with some noise coming from the fuel tank. It is not sputtering or lacking power. It accelerates immediately after coming to a ...

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