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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 ...
Car is a 1992 Pontiac Grand AM,six cylinder, 3300 engine, 68,000 miles. Last April or May while slowing down for a stop light at an intersecration, the engine suddley started "chugging" and quit completely. Put in park and turned key and car started immediately. Upon shifting it into drive the engine killed.This would continue for about five times before ...
I have a 1996 Cadillac DeVille with 53,00 miles and the keyless entry lock works for the fuel,trunk and locking the doors but to unlock it doesn't work. I have put in new batteries and that didn't help. I have had the car for 5 months, New ones are costly so any suggestions Thank you
My 1999 Nissan Maxima has been sitting in our garage for 2 years because we lost the key. What maintenance can we expect to have done once we get the new key? The car ran perfectly before it's long stint in the garage.
Hi I have a 91 Honda Accord. Lately I notice that when I take it out of park it seemed a little hard. Then yesterday I went to the store and when I tried to get it out of park it would not budge. Someone told me to stick the key in the slot and that released the shift....but everytime I park I have to put the key in to get to release. I also notice ...
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!

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