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Question Answered: cruse control quit working and then 3 day later my headlights stop working
November 21, 2010, 09:14 AM
Faulty multifunction switch is possible.
Question Answered: Constant chime sound
November 21, 2010, 09:13 AM
Is the door light on, may be bad door switch.
Question Answered: trac light comes on
November 21, 2010, 09:10 AM
Likley damaged wiring to front wheel speed sensors, very common problem on gm's.
Question Answered: 286,000 miles, rebuild or re-gasket?
November 21, 2010, 09:05 AM
Likley intake manifold gaskets are leaking, with 286k rebuild would be nice.
Question Answered: Master brake cyclinder
November 21, 2010, 09:00 AM
You may want to check for recalls, many many fords had their brake pressure switch recalled for leaking and causing a fire. The switch is located on the master cylinder. Dont recommend ever using used brake componets, it not worth comprimizing saftey.
Question Answered: ENGINE SMOKING
November 21, 2010, 08:49 AM
Likely a leaking valve cover gasket.
Question Answered: Door ajar light and interior lights stays on when all doors are closed
November 21, 2010, 08:28 AM
beleive the door switch is attached to the latch inside the door.
Question Answered: timing belt
November 21, 2010, 08:25 AM
North star engines do not have timing belts.
Question Answered: after replacn an O2 sensor should the light stay off
November 21, 2010, 08:23 AM
Replace the ignition wires.
Question Answered: timing belt
November 21, 2010, 08:21 AM
If you are lucky it may only bend the valves, but it very well could damage the engine beyond reasonable repair.
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Car Review: 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander
November 27, 2010, 07:16 PM
The best thing about my Outlander is the all wheel drive handling in the ice and snow. The body is cheap and was badly damged in hail storm where by Buick recived little noticable damage. The vehicle is developing bad rust underneith and is kept inside. The fuel econ stinks, the transmission is geared too low and the small engine is over worked. The best fuel econ is 24 mpg but you have to drive 45 mph, at 65 mph the engine runs over 3000 rpm. The vehicle has no power. The exhaust rusted off at about 50k miles, at least was replaced under warranty. The cooling fan module has been replaced three times under warranty. The ac condenser drain cloggs every 6 months. The temp contol has problem with the cable and door, which will require me removing the complete dash to repiar. The head lamp lenses are fogged up and will require replacement. Over all the vehicle stinks, but I love it every time it snows.
Car Review: 2001 Buick LeSabre
November 26, 2010, 09:04 AM
Good comfortable car. Fuel economy is good for vehicle's size, and engine power is also good. Suspension needed replacement after a 100k, and other normal wear and tear items. I do not trust the transmission though, has needed some repair and has some noise, belive to be a bearing going. I do like that the vehicle is easy to work on, plenty of room under the hood.
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