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I have a Ford focus 2002 and the wheel is locked and the car won't start.I am assuming based on my research that it is the ignition cylinder that is out and that it the problem. my question is how would I go about this repair because I don't have money to pay a mechanic and this repair is not part of my warranty says ford auto. I can't get the key to start ...
I need help! I read about AskPatty.com in the NY Times, and I thought, what a great idea! I think I may have been fleeced more times than a Merino ewe. I just have had many, many bad experiences with auto mechanics, and though I'm a journalist typically more than comfortable with confronting injustice, I'm shy about doing it without solid information ...
Patty, I really hope you can help me out. I have purchased a 1995 Eagle Talon from my brother. The car had a problem. It would start and stop and not move.My brother tried to have it fixed back in the day with no success. Recently, I found out that it needs an ignition module and change of wires. My question is what is an ignition module and will this help ...
I have a 1994 lexus es300 and its missing. I checked the spark plugs and the ignition coils are good. Also the EGR is good but its still missing. what else should I check for? please help me. Thanks in advanced. Jessie
My 2003 Yukon Denali rear air conditioning fan motor continues to run when my truck is turned off and the key is removed. It is so bad that it drains my battery all the way down overnight. I removed the fuse as it was the only way to stop it. How can this fan motor continue to run with the key out of the ignition? Thanks!
My Mercedes ML 320 1998 has recently had a new key and switch (device in the ignition. Two weeks later I started the car up and the handbrake warning sound stayed on, the ABS and ETS lights stayed on. I released the hanbrake and drove off. I noticed the petrol gauge was fluctuating and it wasn*t changing gear. I stopped. Switched off, and restarted. ...
I have a 1999 Mazda Millenia with door/ignition problem. One key will not work at all & the other one is becoming a problem. Can you help with fix & approximate cost?

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