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Question Answered: vehicle is started 2-rear wipper,A/C,vent switches lites flash all the time
October 25, 2012, 10:08 AM
problem with climate control circuit
Question Answered: how much it would cost to fix my transmission?
October 25, 2012, 10:08 AM
rebuilt trans usually $1800 plus $600 to install
Question Answered: space 22 in fuse panel enging control fuse blows every time it starts
October 25, 2012, 10:07 AM
possible short in circuit
Question Answered: replaced injector car ran ok,fuel went to zero fast car died added gas no start
October 25, 2012, 10:06 AM
white smoke in exhaust means coolant is being in combustion
Question Answered: how do i replace the valve grommet? it fell out and oil is leaking everywhere.
October 25, 2012, 10:05 AM
use lubricant to ease installation
Question Answered: I have a 2000 celica. Rpms drop and car stalls when shiftig from second to 3rd.
October 25, 2012, 10:05 AM
check proper atf level
Question Answered: 4 days ago the engine light came on, shortly after the car quit and smoked.
October 25, 2012, 10:04 AM
runs rough after overheating? possible head gasket...check for misfire codes and block test
October 25, 2012, 10:03 AM
shorted blower motor
Question Answered: My car only has 30,000 miles on it and my Mercedes dealer is recommending $400
October 25, 2012, 10:02 AM
you should flush for maintenance, not repair...
Question Answered: When is replacement of timing belt recommended for this vehicle?
October 24, 2012, 05:30 PM
Timing belt replacement for a 2004 Camry with 3.3l engine is 90,000 miles...jeez...I wonder why other people answer questions with assignments! I hope you like my answer, it is not an assignment for you!
Problem Reported: A Vibration May be Noted in the Brake Pedal or The Steering Wheel
December 15, 2010, 01:15 PM

A vibration may be noted in the brake pedal or steering wheel when the brakes are applied. This is commonly caused by warped front brake rotors. The affected rotors must be re-machined or replaced to correct this concern.

Problem Reported: Water Pump May Fail Prematurely
September 15, 2010, 10:05 PM

The water pump may develop a coolant leak resulting in an engine overheating condition.


Problem Reported: Vacuum Leaks From Intake Area Causing Lean Condition
May 27, 2010, 11:08 AM

The Check Engine Light may illuminate with fault code P0171 and/or P0174 stored, indicating a lean fuel mixture. Our technicians tell us the left valve cover gasket, upper intake gaskets, vacuum line, and bolts may need to be replaced with updated parts to correct this concern.

Car Review: 1999 Ford Windstar
October 22, 2012, 11:22 PM
My utterly reliable and dependable van...great!
Car Review: 2002 Ford Windstar
October 22, 2012, 11:20 PM
Bought this van for $300 with a bad engine...and replaced the engine IN A DRIVEWAY...Is being a daily driver for me since. Body is good although there are rattles, needs a brake job every other year. Engine is okay as well as the transmission...just change the fluids regularly. The CEL will always try to turn itself on so if you live in a smog state, be prepared! Heater and AC work excellent. Would recommend this vehicle to everyone, just have to maintain it!
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