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How to deal with auto dealer's service dept. and not get hoodwinked? Hi Breanne: Hoping you can help with this. I have a 1996 Dodge Caravan, that has been fairly reliable but has also had some major repair bills. A few weeks ago, my husband noticed it had a leak. I took it in, and was told by the Chrysler dealer's service manager (where we've always ...
I own a 1997 Mercury Villager that has fuel injector problems. This I understand was a common problem with the Mercury Villager. To replace the injectors is very expensive. I have had to replace 3 of the 6. Each time the cost is about $600 because they must open the engine so the labor is $300 and the part is $300. Would you continue to replace these ...
Hi, I am a single gal trying not to get ripped off. I have a 1997 Mercedes C280. My check engine light came on just a few days ago. I took it in to a shop, where they diagnosed it as a camshast position sensor, $209 for the part and $75.60 for the labor. The repairman told me that right now the computer is generating the code (?)instead of the camshast ...
My 1994 3.0 ford taurus (72,000 miles) has developed an intermittent problem with its Automatic Transmission. When in Drive & foot is taken off the brake pedal, it is normal for the car to move forwards before accelerator pedal is pushed down to drive off. Intermittent problem: WHAT SOMETIMES NOW HAPPENS IS WHEN FOOT IS TAKEN OFF BRAKE PEDAL, THE ...
I just had the a/c in my 1999 honda civic repaired: new compressor and dryer. It cost me $850. But now the mechanic says I need a new condenser because the high pressure is outside of the appropriate range. The pressure now reads 350, he says it should be around 300. Is this really a problem? He thinks there may be some blockage in the condenser, and that ...
When tightening my gas cap I broke a piece off, didn't realize it. the car sat for 10 days while on vacation when I returned and started it the CHECK engine light came on it is yellow. It has come on before and usually requires tightening of gas cap then it goes off after 3 days. This time it didn't go off. Took to dealership they found broken piece of gas ...
My car was hit in an accident. The insurance company of the person who hit me is paying for everything. The estimate for the body damage to the passenger side doors and front bumpers seemed pretty high - close to $3,000! But as I said, the other insurance company is paying it without a fuss. Also, the repairs are scheduled to take nine days! Of course, the ...

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