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Our 1997 gas guzzling Jeep Cherokee is in need of $1450 of repairs (Power steering pump broke and took with it the fan belt, which in turn took out a bracket and a bolt which spun out and got lodged in the engine.). We drive a lot, and I end up spending about $10 in gas a day commuting. I fill the car up every 6 days. The questions are: Is it worth it ...
My 1989 Honda Accord LXi 2.0l (207K miles) will not shift from 1st gear when the engine is cold. Sometimes using D2 or D3 will cause a shift. I have replaced fluid with Honda specified and added half bottle of Lucas Transmission Treatment. After the engine warms, it will shift but roughly through gears 2 and 3 and again upon deceleration. Speed sensor ...
I just bought a new Toyota Camry and my owner manual recommends 0W20 for better fuel economy. Do I need to use the 0W20 engine oil or can I use 5W20? Does 0W20 really provide better fuel economy?
My husband was doing some repair work on my car a few weeks ago and handed me some parts. "Find out what these are. They were laying in front of the engine." I discovered they were a PCV valve and part of the hose. I was able to replace the PCV valve, but the parts store did not have the hose. My husband then had to leave town before he could complete the ...
Hello Women! I need an automotive expert/consultant to conduct a vehicle inspection on a dodge pick up that was in an accident when the wheel allegedly flew off and hit another vehicle. The pick up is in the Houston, TX area. I work for an engineering consulting firm and while I desperately need some good people, it would be great to work with more ...
I am hearing a chirping noise from the engine or belt.
Recently and for some time the engine has been racing but not getting over 40 miles an hour, the check gauges light comes on and the oil pressure gauge drops to zero , after a few seconds it goes back up , this was doing this about 3 years ago and I was took it needed a new engine, so I had the engine replaced , it had been doing this again lately , I took ...

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