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My 2000 Ford Explorer won't start. It has a new starter, and I just had an oil change.
My 1999 Dodge Durango is making a loud squeaking noise near the fan in the front, when I start it and when driving. What could be the problem?
My 2002 Pontiac Grand Am started to overheat, and I replaced the thermostat, water pump, hoses etc, and it still ran hot. Now it won't start but but will turn over. I have blown a head gasket, i have white smoke coming from my tail pipes and milky oil. I am wondering can i use head gasket reapair until i get the car fixed?
I changed the transmission in my 2001 Jeep Cherokee, and now it wont start. it will turn over and backfire. It's getting gas to my valve stem where you can see if gas is getting to the lines.
My friend has a 2011 Nissan Altima that he lost the key to, and it still starts without the key. how is that possible? We searched the car and still didnt find the key.
I would like to know how to reset the change your oil message that I keep getting on my 2008 Suzuki XL-7. It says that my oil is at 5% and the message comes on every time I start my car, even though I have plenty of oil
I have been having a problem with the idling of my 2000 Dodge Durango having to keep gassing it to keep it started and now it wont even start.

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