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I have a 2000 Jeep Frand Cherokee - My heater went out. The work needed to fix was a blend door and actuator. Cost about $850 from my mechanic. I understand Jeep would have charged $1200. I have read that this happens all the time with Jeep and that it actually should have been a recall item but Jeep didn*t want to fork out that much money. Should I ...
I have a 2002 VW Jetta with a 2.0 4 cylinder engine and 72,000 miles. I just had the spark plugs and spark wires replaced at an independent mechanic. He told me that my timing belt needs to be replaced as soon as I can budget the money for it. I called VW and they tell me it can last until 90 - 105,000 miles! Who is telling me the truth? When ...
I have a 99 Toyota Corolla that has been sitting in my Grandma*s garage for 18 months. It was in excellent condition when it went into storage. It is started monthly, but has only been driven every fews months. A friend would like to buy the car, is this something you would recommend after taking to a garage for an overhaul or do you forsee mechanical ...
My 2001 Pontiac Bonneville that I bought used when it was less than 1 year old and that is still covered by the extended warranty has been in the shop more than it's out. I'm convinced it's not the car (for verifiable reasons too long to list here) but the mechanics at the dealership. When my boyfriend gets involved, problems are solved. When I try to deal ...
I own an 2003 Acura TL with 31,000 original miles. I bought it in July *02. I was told by mechanic, last time I had an oil change around 2 mos. ago that I needed all new brakes after around another couple of thousand miles. How do I know if I do or not. The car stops on a dime. Thanks.
99 Buick LeSabre V6 61000 miles* Driving, motor stops, roll to side of road, try to start motor, it starts... Check engine light does not come on because all lights go out..Mechanic says, computer is blank.. Second problem, returning from a drive (shopping), park in driveway, shut off engine, after a few minutes start motor, will not start, check engine ...
I am 78 years old. My present car is a 95 Olds Ciera. I put in a transmission last summer. It runs pretty well. I am thinking of buying another car. Do you recommend buying a used car or a new car. If I should look for a used car, can I trust a dealer's 'warranty'? I'm a widow since 1974. I bought my car from a used car lot (dealer). My gfarage mechanic ...

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