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I had my 93 Mercedes towed to a local repair shop. After checking the car the mechanic called and told me it needed a new compressor at the cost of $1600. I told him to go ahead and fix it. He called several days later to report that he had replaced the compressor but the car still would not start. After further investigation he reported that I needed an ...
My 1995 Toyota Camry (4cyl.), which only has about 43K miles on it, has been having a weird problem. The engine started stalling, but only after I had driven at least 15 miles on the freeway and then was slowing down to stop at a red light or stop sign. As I got closer to a stop, the engine died, but it would restart fairly quickly. But it would then stall ...
What is the best way to get financed for a new car when you have terrible credit? I am a single mom of 2 children and my current vehicle is financed through my mom and I need to trade it in my name and get it out of her name and plus there are to many mechanical problems to fix.
When trying to get my alignment adjusted, the mechanic told me that my tie rod would have to be replaced before the alignment could be worked on. I have been quoted everything from $150 up to $450 for this part by different car shops in my area. What is a reasonable amount to expect to pay for this part?
After a routine maintenance check, the mechanic said the front axle on my 04 car with 41,500 miles is starting to leak & needs a $350 fix soon. What does this mean?
I would appreciate your help in finding an honest mechanic to provide service for my 1996 SAAB 9000 Aero. I am reluctant to spend the money at the local Cadillac dealer. Thanks.
I have been having non stop problems with my car. I accidentally bought a kia optima. I was only 17 and had no idea what auto suggestion was. Now I'm 24 and I have been paying for a car that does not run. Let's say I'm driving the car right now on the free way. The engine is warmed up and all of the sudden it will just die. So there I am on the freeway ...

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