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Car took water in the intake and shut down have not been able to start car.
I have a 98 Olds Intrigue. While driving home, I went to pass another car and as I accelerated, the car jerked and started losing power. Trac off light came on as well as service engine light. However, the car seemed to gain power but then it started to overheat. I pulled into a gas station and a mechanic there saw that there was no coolant in the radiator. ...
Hi there, I got the flu last Monday, and so my 2003 Escape V6 was parked outside my house until I drove down to the Doctor on Wednesday. It was driving perfectly at that time and I got a full tank of gas at a little full service place when I was out. The Doctor suspected I had swine flu so I was back in bed for a full seven day quarantine. On Saturday we ...
Hi, I am at a loss. I have a 2000 Jeep Cherokee. In June 2009 My car started to over heat and steam started coming from the hood, looked like anti-freeze was on the ground. I had the car towed to a local garage. They replace the Radiator, Thermostat. Therm Housing Gasket, Cool Rapid Flush, Dex-cool Coolant. The following day I notice that the ...
I need to replace a timing belt and the mechanic recommended replacing the water pump and tensioner at the same time even though none of them are actually in need of repair. It is kind of expensive too. What do you think?
Are there actions that can be taken against a car dealership who knowingly sold a car with an illegal exhaust system. My 20-year-old daughter has been exposed to chronic carbon monoxide from an after market system with the flip valve right under her drivers seat. We had the car into a VW dealership for a timing belt/water pump change for annual ...
How do I remove paint from my tires and wheel wells of my 2007 Murano? I was UNABLE to avoid 1 gal. of water-based paint in the road and fortunately had towels and water to remove the paint from the car but not the tires. By the time I got home to do so, it is not coming off.

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