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Suddenly, my 2000 Dodge Durango started making a whining or humming noise on the expressway. Took it to Sears, they told me to take it to the dealers, as the rear end was leaking fluids. Can you give me more information? Thank you.
My AC is blowing out this black, porous material. When I increase my ac it starts making very loud noises. What do you think might be wrong. Thank you.
I replaced the altenator and the battery in my 1999 5.7 v8 chevy tahoe and it still won't start. can you help??
What would cause overheating in bumper to bumper traffic or frequent starts and idling due to heavy inner city traffic. The thermostat, surge tank, radiator, and water pump have all been changed.(it is a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu)
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 ...
I have a challenge. For the past 2 1/2 yrs. a 1985 Toyota Corolla with apprx. 120K miles has been sitting in my garage. Not driven once, nor started once during this timeframe. Am interested in your opinion. Do I clean it up (wash and inside cleaning), no maintenance, and sell it as is? Would it be beneficial to donate it? Would you consider having ...
I have a 2004 Buick LeSabre with 44,000 miles on it. I've not had any problems with the car but am not sure if I would be further ahead to trade & purchase a new car while this one has under 50,000 miles or run it until I start to have maintenance issues with it. Thank you!

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