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My car does something strange after a few minutes of idling. The engine revs itself up and then down repeatedly. No one I have talked to knows what this could be. Can you help?
My service engine light came on @ 86,000 miles on my ford escort zx (1998). Seems like every time I bring it into the shop for a little thing (oil change, tires, etc) something goes wrong the next week...do repair shops do that to keep your business- especially being a female I feel raped by them!
What would you say about this, my car is a sc1 with over 219,000 miles. The engine runs fast when it is idling, should I just kick the gas pedal to slow the engine down or should I take it in for them to look at it? This just wastes gasoline. What could be the problem? The wrench sign came on right before this problem about two weeks ago. It has not ...
My "check engine" light came on in my car also it said check TCS. What does this mean? and can I drive it to my repair man?
My 1991 Toyota tercel needs a new engine. (it has a nonworking cylinder, in spite of the fact that there are only 60,000 miles on it!) I am thinking of buying an old volvo instead of fixing the tercel. Not having much money, I, of course, would have to buy an older Volvo. I have seen 1981-1989 models in my range. My question for you is, is this ...
The engine service light has come on in my 10-year-old SUV. Is it best to take the car to a Nissan service center, or will any service center be fine?
Hi, I just learned about your website yesterday! So here is my problem: My check engine light has been on for.....a few years. =:0 When I talked to my mechanic about it, they said it was faulty, but that it only came on to indicated an off- balance of air to gas ratio or something like that. They said my car is fine to drive with the light on, and it has ...

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