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My car was fine until it started making a noise in motor. I was at work and when I got a off work and started driving home, the engine lite came on and it wouldn't shift, and it would jump high rpms, and it would only go in third gear, and then it wouldn't go at all .

I put in two aftermarket thermostats, and one Honda thermostat, but visage keeps going. The heater core is ok. Unfortunately, It's gotten too cold and I have no heat.

It's a great car in summer but I need my heat in winter.

With the key in the on position you can start the car in any gear. Do you have any suggestions?

My mother has a 2009 Honda Accord. The car was sputtering while driving and the check engine light came on so she took it to the dealership where they repaired the problem.

Two months later the car sputtered while driving again and the check engine light came on again, and this time they changed the crank sensor. One month later, the check ...

I just bought a used 2003 Dodge Neon sxt. No heat is blowing out of the dash through any vent. The fluid levels are good, the car is running at normal temp range. 

I have tried reversing the heater hoses to flush the engine. Both of the hoses are cool to the touch after 30 mins of running at operating temperatures.

Is the heater ...

I have a 1988 Toyota Camry LE By that keeps on stalling on me when it is stopped, left in drive, and idling. It happens anytime I have to slow down or at a light.

I have changed the air filter, cleaned the throttle body, and fuel filter. Most of the time it files fine in park. But sometimes it revs up to 3 or 4 rpm and when I shut it off the ...

My 2003 Honda CR-V is putting out a "P0171 system too lean bank 1" trouble code. The car runs fine but it seems to have a mind of its own some times with slight erratic acceleration, and shifting is rough between first and second gear.

Any idea what the problem could be?


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