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I have a 1995 Chevy Beretta, and beginning about last July or August, I began having problems with my radio. I am going to college, so my car sat until the beginning of December, and now I have been consistently driving it. However, the radio won't work at all now; I thought I just needed a new radio, but have been examining the problem a little closer with ...
1999 mustang convertible with a rear window seal leak and small tear in the cornors. water drains into the rear carpet area. any practical fix?
Dear Patty, My husband and I have recently purchased a New 2008 Toyota Camry and we have a question. Is it a good idea to purchase the "Appearance Protection Package" offered by the dealership at the time of purchase. This package includes "Paint Sealant" which protect the entire surface of your car's paint from the environment, prevents fading, ...
Please help? I have a 1994 Jimmy. The heater core went out last Dec., leaked all over the passenger floor carpet. I have severe back problems,and financial difficulties (replaced 4 fuel pumps only to find out someone dumped sand in my tank and had to replace tank, sending unit, fuel injection system, etc.)and cannot afford to take to professionals. How ...
How do I get the odor of mildew out of my car? Somehow the carpet in the back seat and under the driver's seat got wet while it was parked for two weeks at the airport, and now you can smell it from a distance.
How do I let someone know at Cadillac how dissatisfied I am on my recent lease of a 2009 cts 4? The ignition locks up after you park and you can not start the vehicle unless you know how to maneuver the steering wheel. The carpeting on the driver's side was a total mismatch, it does not connect to the plastic by your legs, also there is a rattle in the ...
my car started to stink like sewer. I pulled up carpet on both sides in front. A pool of water sloshing around was found. Where is water coming from and how do I fix it?

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