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My Airbag Warning light is blinking on the dashboard. My mechanic says there is a short somewhere on the negative side of the battery. He wants $75.00 to start looking and will go up from there. Do you think this is a fair cost.
Actually my question category was not in the drop down menu - it is about selling my old car. I have decided it is time for us to part ways. Your estimator says that it is value is between 1250 & 3100 but it does not allow factoring in the two fender-benders it has been in. The damage to those was simply exterior dents but I know it affects the value. So - ...
I have a Honda 2006 CRV and when I am turning the car it makes a odd noise, like it is struggling. I always think I should get the car out of the turn as soon as possible. As I get out of the turn the noise goes away and it drives okay. A mechanic told me he thought it was a "binding in the drive train" and to get it checked out at the dealer. Do ...
I took my vehicle into a repair shop over one year ago and had maintenance done of the vehicle which included changing the timing belt. Three months later my vehicle broke down and I took it back to the repair shop within the warranty period. The repair shop found that the harmonic balancer pin sheered off causing a bolt to spin out and damage the ...
Hi, I just learned about your website yesterday! So here is my problem: My check engine light has been on for.....a few years. =:0 When I talked to my mechanic about it, they said it was faulty, but that it only came on to indicated an off- balance of air to gas ratio or something like that. They said my car is fine to drive with the light on, and it has ...
I have a 1990 Maxima... for the most part it runs like a champ...the other day the RPM went up to 2500 while is was going 65 in fifth gear (5 speed)... my trusted mechanic found a leak in the air pump, replaced that and changed the air filter... he checked the car out on the smog equipment and everything came back well within the "normal" range. what ...
I am overwhelmed to say the least. I went to purchase new tires and check a problem with a clunking noise while driving. I paid almost $1200. This included tie rod ends, 4wheel alignment, wheel bearing, and 2 tires. I left telling myself the money spent was an investment. I drove not two blocks and the problem was still there. I call the mechanic and they ...

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