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Hello! I need a set of new battery cables (which I am assuming I can purchase from Auto Zone?) can I install them myself or does this need to be done by a mechanic and will they do it if you bring them the cables? Also how could I locate a general class in my area on such things as changing oil, plugs, etc. just getting to know your vehicle? Since a car is ...
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 2000 Ford Focus SE that recently stopped working. battery light was coming on and off, and the last time it came on it started to smell like rotten eggs. Turned the car off and popped the hood and the battery was steaming (not from the posts, from the actual battery).The battery was also leaking from the edges (battery was bought, brand new, in ...

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