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The fan for the ac and heater does not come on. the defrost does not work. The only heat if I go a distance is from the vent. I would like to try and fix it on my own and am on a limited income so a mechanic is sorta not an option. thank you
I have a 91 Ford Festiva GL automatic. When I start the car and turn it off, it won't start. I have to try multiple times and press the gas pedal to the floor to get it to start. When it finally starts the smell of gas and exhaust is really heavy. When driving down the road, sometimes the check engine light will blink on, stay lit for a few seconds then go ...
I have taken my Dodge 2000 Caravan five times in a month and a half to Brakes Plus in Avondale, AZ. My initial visit was to pass emission (Failed three times after visit) and I asked Lana "I have some extra money (mistake), what do I need to do to keep my car on the road? She came up with a list of $1,700 to repair or replace the pulley, serpentine belt, ...
I need to replace serpentine belt. Is it difficult or if i have a mechanic do it what will it cost me?
I bought a 2013 Accent not knowing it has a "hill assist." Much of the area I drive in has no hills but when I release the brake at a stop light it still takes a couple seconds for it to release. What can I do to fix this issue? I do like it whenever I go into downtown Seattle. Can you tell me what I can tell the mechanic to fix this? Thanks.
i am interested in buying a 2007 honda accord ex 2.4-liter inline 4 cylinder with 114,208k. does this yr have any known mechanical issues i might need to know about before deciding to purchase this vehicle. i am getting rid of my current 2000 accord due to tranny problems?
How long does it takes a mechanic to change brake pads and stop the squeaking?

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