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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2011 Toyota Land Cruiser
This multi-tasking full-size SUV offers all the versatility of a traditional mini-van with the amenities and comfort level of a high-end sedan. Add in the 4WD that allows you to chew up...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2011 Lincoln Town Car
2011 marked the final year for Lincoln’s aging Town Car. It offered an immense amount of space in the front and the rear, as well as the iconic style for which the...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2011 Buick Lucerne
2011 marked the final year of production for the Buick Lucerne, a venerable full-sized sedan that offers ample room in the interior. The car was noted for the significant amount of interior space...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2011 Mazda Tribute
2011 marked the final year of production for the Mazda Tribute, a compact SUV that shared a platform with certain Ford models. The Tribute managed to combine relative affordability with decent performance and...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2011 Dodge Nitro
While the Nitro shares some typical crossover features with competitors like the Equinox and even Dodge’s own Journey and Jeep Liberty, what it doesn’t share is typical conservative styling. This boxy beauty (or...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2011 BMW X6 ActiveHybrid
This “Sports Activity Vehicle” – a moniker bestowed by its maker – is one of those few cars that toes the line between SUV, hatchback sedan, and a just plain quirky car....
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2011 Dodge Dakota
2011 marked the final year of production for Dodge’s venerable Dakota pickup truck. It was a compact pickup, not quite the size of the Ram, and competed with similar models like the Chevy...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor
The 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor is a crossover SUV that manages to provide decent comfort, power and performance into a single package. This also marked the final year of production for the SUV, as...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2011 Cadillac DTS
The 2011 Cadillac DTS is a full-size sedan that offers the comfort and luxury you expect from this automaker. It manages to combine a comfortable ride with tremendous amounts of cargo capacity in...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2011 Cadillac STS
Big, bold and beautiful, the 2011 Cadillac STS is a full-size, four-door sedan that promises more than ample room for the entire family, as well as the power and performance you expect from...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2011 Mazda RX-8
The 2011 Mazda RX-8 is a sporty, two-door coupe that is able to seat four people (two in the front and two in the rear). While this was the final year of production...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2011 Volvo S40
When you think of Volvo, safety undoubtedly comes to mind first, and that’s exactly what the 2011 Volvo S40 is all about. Of course, it’s also comfortable, refined and features a pretty high-performing engine, to...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid
The 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid is Mercedes' first hybrid SUV. It can perform light off-roading tasks while still being able to tow a good amount of weight. It has excellent fuel...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2011 Lexus LX 570
Despite pressure on the automobile industry to produce more – and better – fuel-stingy options for the mass market, there remains a place for luxury SUVs that are neither size conscious nor...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2011 Ford Ranger
The 2011 Ford Ranger offers affordable pricing with excellent styling. It is a compact pickup that is both inexpensive to operate and own. The vehicle is capable of going off-road while still being...
2011 Dodge Ram vs. 2011 Ford F-150: Which One Should I Buy?
Large trucks can be fun to drive, and even more fun to get dirty. Unfortunately, they may also cause you to get phone calls from friends who need to move into a new apartment. Fortunately, just having a...

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While I'm driving my brake light will start flashing and my "at oil temp" light will come on a
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Once in a while car temperature gauge goes from normal to hot when the A/C is turned on.
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2011 328 replace oil pan
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2011 528i ticking noise when turning steering wheel L or R , is that normal?
Hi there. On some of the heavier BMW's, a slight ticking noise when turning extreme to either side (meaning all the way) is common. It really depends on what and where the ticking noise is appearing which would determine if...
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I have a 2011 Chevy Aveo LT. When I have the AC on at idle the vehicle overheats. What could be some things to look at? The radiat
Hi there. An overheating problem while idling could be caused by multiple issues, ranging from sludge that is clogging the coolant lines, to a radiator fan that is not activating as well as it should. It is also possible that...
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2011 Fusion power steering assist fault and service advancetrac at same time. restarted w/ no reset. drove 50mi w/ no steering wtf
Hello. The issue may not be incredibly complex or major. With newer vehicles being equipped with more complex diagnostic systems, it is not uncommon for one issue being related to two separate warning lights. The first step is to have...
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2011 Dodge Caliber Mainstreet car cuts off by itself after driving or even on a turn. any thoughts ?
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2011 impala makes squeaking noise when I turn air on
Hi there. In some cases, a serpentine belt that is worn out or pulley's that will cause this type of noise. However, my guess is that the noise you are hearing is the A/C compressor due to failing AC compressor...
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air conditioner started making loud screeching noise and started only blowing hot air, then the noise stopped but still only blows
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Can't find where my fuel pump relay is on car
Hi there. This video is actually pretty good to show you how to self diagnose this type of problem that is common with TDI's. I would recommend watching this video first, and if this doesn't resolve your problem - I...
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My vehicle overheated about a week ago. I was driving and all of a sudden I was not able to accelerate over 40mph, there was steam
Overheating has the potential to cause head gasket leaks, warping of the cylinder head and block as well as manifolds, and can cause valve and piston damage. You can measure cylinder compression to get an initial indication of the engine's...
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I have a 2011 Nissan Sentra, just today it started beeping 16 times when I start the car, no indicator lights.
There are no Technical Service Bulletins (NHTSA) covering this particular issue for your year, make and model and I do not see comparable complaints filed from other consumers. Consequently, the underlying fault will have to be diagnosed as an electrical...
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When I press my brake pedal I hear a whistle sound
Your brake master cylinder is leaking vacuum or your vacuum check valve at the vacuum connection is leaking or noisey. Have these two things checked to isolate where the noise is coming from and replace noisey part.
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Can i drive my car even when the "engine power loss" alert turned on?
Hi there. A Reduced Power light usually indicates a fairly serious problem with the throttle system. When this light illuminates the vehicle will often go into a “safe mode”, which will severely limit the speed of the car and in...
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can i temporally get power steering back from a power steering assist fault in a 2011 ford fusion. want to trade in and not fix
Hi there. The Power Steering system on your Ford Fusion includes both the normal hydraulic system used for many years now to make steering your car easier, as well as a Power Steering Assist system that augments the regular power...
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If you temporarily have reduced power to the engine and take your car to the garage would you expect them to check the cam belt?
If the reduced power problem was intermittent, a mechanic would not have had a reason to check the cam belt to see if, for example, the belt jumped timing which itself is a cause of reduced power. Shop practice varies...
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Hey I took my car to the dealership and they told me new brakes and rotors would be $1660!!!!!how accurate is that quote? I think
Hi there. It depends on whether they are providing you a quote for all four wheels or just two. In most cases, Audi's brake systems require four-wheel discs and pads, and reprogramming of the ABS. Although the $1,600 is rather...
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Car blows ecm run/start fuse after starting and then dies replaced fuse and repeats
Hi there. Typically when this issue occurs, damage will be instant - meaning if it's going to damage the ECU, replacing the fuses would not help start the vehicle. So, at first glance, I would assume the ECU is OK....
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I put it into reverse then drive but won't go. in neutral it tried to back up, the gears lock even D in it just won't go forward
If the transmission was so low on fluid that it wouldn't operate in reverse, it could be that there is extensive internal damage. At 169 000 miles it's about time. But don't panic yet. There are a couple of things...

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