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I recently took my 2006 Audi A4 Cabriolet to a well known auto repair shop because my check engine light came on. They replaced the motor mounts and the engine mount stop. I picked up my car and the check engine light came back on 4 days later. I took the car back and they found that the spark plugs needed to be replaced. I just picked my car up 2 days ...
My 2005 Mini Cooper has 127K miles, I've had it since 2008, with 57K miles. It has been consistently, carefully maintained by my mechanics since then. Took it in for a maintenance check because the "check engine" light had flicked on and off, and because I'm going on an 1800-mile trip in a week or two. My guys called me back and said cylinder 4 has very ...
These are the notes from the mechanic who replaced a radiator on my Toyota Camry and was going to fix a coolant leak behind water pump.... " unable to remove crank bolt without possibly damaging crank" So I am driving around with coolant.........the mechanic was a nice guy........he said that the crank bolt was "stripped"? or somehow when it was worked ...
Car has normal rev when check engine light is on, but goes much higher when engine light goes off when temp is high. Also it seems to be fueling too much. This happened after i took it to one mechanic to service it. What could he have done wrong?
My Chevy Blazer S10 stalls or nearly stalls when I start it up in the morning to drive to work. It starts okay, but when I put on the brakes at a stop light and accelerate when the light turns green, the car acts like it's going to die, and sometimes does. I have to give it gas very gently or it will die. I have had mechanics at the local Chevy dealer ...
Hello, I have a 2007 Toyota Camry LE V6 3.5L ... I am due for oil change and I was wondering if I can change it to synthetic oil or not. If not, can I put Pennzoil high mileage oil in Toyota vehicles. Camry has 130000 miles on it and I bought it when it had 87000 miles on it. I been putting regular 5w30 oil in it. But now I feel a loss of power in my ...
I bought this car one year ago, it had 7 miles on it when I drove off the lot. Brand new. Tonight on a 1/2 mile run up the street to milk store, my check engine light came on. :( Not happy. There's a 1/2 tank of gas and I bought gas about 1 week ago. I dont need the oil changed for another 2k miles. According to the book, this is technically the MIL ...

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