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I have a 1999 Dodge Dakota with V8 5.2L or known as the 318. I bought the truck from a lady who didn't know that the clutches on the fan were bad so I began with replacing the clutches. Then when I drive around 5 miles it heats up to around 230 degrees. I have replaced water pump, thermostat, coolant temp sensor, flushed and reverse flushed heater core ...
I just put a brand-new transmission range neutral safety switch on my 1998 Honda Accord because of a p1706 code. The problem is that the check engine light came off again and now the dash doesn't indicate whether I put it on reverse, neutral, or drive... The car actually goes in reverse or forward, but the light that indicates which gear it's in is not ...
My mom had an issue yesterday with her 2001 Toyota Sequoia and gave me a call. She told me that the car shut off on her while going in reverse. This happen after her work shift at her job. The car started fine but when set on reverse and making the attempt to back up, the car shut off on her. She tried to restart the car and it turned on. Do you know ...

Car is hard to turn goes in reverse when turning off key

My car is actually a 1998 Morgan 4/4 but you don't have that in your dropdown list. I was changing the battery this morning---which I have done in this and other cars several times-- but I made a stupid mistake and hooked up the battery in reverse. Now, of course, nothing happens when I try to start it, even after reinstalling it correctly. I did ...

Hi! I got into trouble last night. I was trying to reverse down a narrow street and hit a car's front bumper quite hard. But when i checked, it has no dents nor scratches. It looks exactly like nothing happened. When the owner went down, he inspected his car and opened the driver's door and we heard a creaking sound and told us that it was from ...

Hello my name is Rolanda and I had just bought my very first car yesterday and yes check engine light is on. It drove ok when i got it and then after the next day it started only going so far and then i would have to turn it all the way of then turn it back on and kinda slowly, put it in drive or reverse, it would start to ...


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