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My 2001 Lincoln Navigator with 135,000 miles has a oil leak mechanic says (right head gasket) & the heater is not working right and the mechanic says(acuator door) should i pat to have it fixed or get a new vehicle?
Hi Patty: I have a 2000 Nissan Xterra with 183,000 miles. It has run really well up till now. The Xterra has started to idle erratically and when you try to go from a stop, the rpms drop from around 1100 to 500 and the car feels like it is going to stall. I had a tune up done, which did not help the situation. The mechanic I went to connected my ...
What do you think the problem could be? car runs great at high speed but sometimes when I am coming to a stop or going real slow, it will die on me. I have taken it to a mechanic but he could find nothing wrong. it never died on him. I do not feel safe driving it because I never know when it will stall. it is a 1997 laredo. any thoughts would be very much ...
Just recently divorced from my auto mechanic ex-husband. I know very little about repairs and am suddenly on my own. I need the driver front wheel wheel bearing replaced and front brakes only, not rotars, just pads...What is the ballpark for cost of these fixes? Thanks.
I have a 2003 hyundai w/ almost 200,000 miles every time I go to put gas it will not start I have to push on the gas pedal to get it running. Last tune was two & half yrs ago I took it in to a mechanic & they ca not figure it out, cannot afford to take it to the dealer.
I recently had a flat tire & the car had to be towed because the lugs (as usual) were too tight for the AAA mechanic to remove the tire himself. As a result, I not only had to get a new tire, but 3 of the 4 lugs and one of the studs had to be replaced. How do I get shop mechanics to stop over tightening lugs and how tight should they be?
I am looking at buying a 2007 PT Cruiser. I keep hearing about problems with oil and I am not sure if this car is mechanically sound?

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