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I am a 5'3" fluffy short-waisted woman who wants a 4 wheel drive vehicle that fits me. My Chevy trailblazer fits 6'2" husband beautifully, but... I need more lumbar support, a seat belt system that does not cut off my carotid artery circulation, a head rest that allows me to get my chin off my chest, a seat system that adjusts more upright, a tilt ...
Dear Patty, HELP! I am not making this problem up. This really happens to my SUV. My 2000 Nissan Exterra has mostly been a reliable ride. For the last 2 years a very weird thing has occurred, but only sporadically. I never know when it will happen. The local Nissan mechanics haven't been able to resolve this issue. Without warning, the car will ...
122k mi. - started car up for return home after work. Speedometer not working, ac not working, turn signal not working...none of the environmental temp controls working... what is the problem this time?
Hello, I recently got a tune-up and noticed that the timing of the gear was a little off. It was a little strange at first but then it disappeared. A few weeks later, I was driving and I noticed that when I pushed on the accelerator the engine roared like it was on neutral (with the accelerator being pushed down) and the gear had a hard time shifting. It ...
My car is running well but when I accelerate the fuel, temp and speedometer gauges spin all crazy...very christine like.. (my radio clock flashes as well)?? the headlights and blinkers seem unaffected. I have a 1998 Dodge Neon. Any ideas?
On a long trip, I turned my car back on and the speedometer was no longer working. The mileage stopped ticking over. Sometimes the speedometer needle acted crazy then stopped again. Then the other day, car lost power as if it was going to konk out. Any clues? 1997 Honda Accord
The fuse that controls the gas gauge,alternator and speedometer on my 1991 chevrolet c3500 motorhome blew out twice in a row.What could be shorting out. The guy I bought it from drove it to my home (about 45 miles)after the fuse blew the first time.He said it did not affect the driving. My husband replaced the fuse and the gauges worked again. The next ...

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