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The digital clock, an integrated part of the CD player, radio, cassette player in my 03 Toyota Matrix XR, loses time if the car sits idle for several days in a row. Naturally this occurred several months after my warranty expired. A new unit from Toyota is $455 plus $45 installation. Any idea *why* the clock is doing this? I'm still using the same battery ...
My 2003 pt cruiser stopped running in the middle of the freeway. Sent it to the Chrysler dealership and they stated I need to replace timing belt tensioner, idler pulley, water pump gasket and flush the cooling system. They gave me estimate worse case scenario $1295.00 maybe less but not more. What do you think?
greetings: i have a 96 dodge stratus and when i am in idle, sometimes it turns off. is that the idle sensor switch?
Help me!! For the love of Pete (or in my case Chris), we can*t figure out what is wrong with my 1993 Honda Civic LX. Five years ago we took it in (to a "reputable" repair shop) for routine maintenance as we were planning a road trip from Baltimore to Montreal to see the Canadian Grand Prix. We get the usual, tire rotation, oil change, etc. and are told ...
Hi Patty, I have a 93 Honda Accord which recently received a rebuilt engine. A few days ago, the radiator literally exploded (entire top blew off with cap). Before that happened, the check engine light came on (per mechanic code 02) and there were 2 times when the car had been on multiple short errand runs that it would not start for awhile and then it ...
Is there any truth to the advice that one should avoid buying a certain automobile model in either the first or the last year of production? I am currently considering a Pontiac grand prix and have a choice of a 2007 or 2008 model. However I read that 2008 is the last year for the Grand Prix. I test drove two 2007 models and found minor defects in each ...
I drive a 1995 Volks Cabrio - with almost 200, 000 miles on it. Recently, it has been "missing" especially after I sit at idle in traffic for a while. A good long drive at steady speed doesn

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