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I have a 1999 Isuzu Rodeo and I am currently having problems when I start the car. It takes a long time for the car turn over and sometimes I need to hit the accelerator to get gas. The car, generally, runs fine but this has been happening very frequently now and I know that it's not the starter or the alternator. Is this a fuel injection problem and if ...
Something keeps on draining my battery. I have a new battery, starter, and alternator with no accessories hooked up. What can be the problem?
How many miles per gallon should I be getting on a 2001 Nissan XTerra? Can installing a remote car starter affect the MPG? How do I calculate my car's MPG?
i have oldsmobile intrigue 1998 and some time when i attempe to start the engine, the engine dose't want start( seems like the starter is dead ) and i have security lamp flashing and some time start engine but the stick shaft dose't want to move from P to D ( stuck ) and don't let me go by the car ?
I have a Ford F250 diesel and having a problem with the starter burning out. This is the second one in 1 month. I go to crack motor and the starter just stars spinning unter it burns out. I can even take the keys out and still spins until I disconnect battery. Any thoughts?
Patty, Have Ford f250. My husband ran out of diesel and after 20 minutes of trying to start - Nothing. We have charged the batteries and still nothing. All electrical works - can you ruin a starter doing this? Carol
I have a 1990 Buick Lesabre. The car only turns over by jumping the starter. With the ignition switch on, the car will not start. Can you help?

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