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The Subaru Legacy, Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Chevy Volt, and the Volvo XC60 are five of the overall safest used cars you can buy for under $20,000.
The Top 5 Selling Cars in Alaska in 2012
Alaska requires a different kind of vehicle to handle both the terrain and the wintery conditions. While some of the most popular options for the Alaskan terrain in previous years included...
The Top 5 Selling Cars in Arizona in 2012
Depending on where you live in Arizona, the weather is either arid or there may be periods of heavy snow – such as in the mountain areas. The vehicles that have...
The Top 5 Selling Cars in Arkansas in 2012
Arkansas, like many other states, has to deal with a wide range of weather, from the stifling to the icy. This means drivers need vehicles that can handle the heat while...
The Top 5 Selling Cars in Alabama in 2012
2012 was a great year in Alabama for auto manufacturing, but that wasn’t the only bright spot. Vehicle sales in Alabama were also robust in 2012. Nothing much changed in terms...
The Top 5 Selling Cars in Kansas in 2012
Kansas sees a varied climate with all four seasons, which means drivers in the area choose a variety of vehicles. In years past, some of the front-runners have included the Ford...
The Top 5 Selling Cars in California in 2012
California natives are notably environmentally conscious, and this often shows in their choices of vehicles as well. While trucks rarely make it to the top spots, hybrid vehicles are frequently on...
The Top 5 Selling Cars in Florida in 2012
Florida offers great weather year round, and the fact that snow and ice never factor into the equation means drivers don’t have to focus on the overall vehicle handling as they...
The Top 5 Selling Cars in Connecticut in 2012
Connecticut offers plenty of rain and its fair share of snow during the winter months, which means drivers need vehicles that can handle these conditions. Top selling vehicles in previous years...
Top Five Selling Cars in Colorado in 2012
Colorado offers a varied climate depending on where drivers are located. Those in lower elevations see plenty of sunshine all year, while those in the mountain areas can see as much...
The Top 5 Selling Cars in Delaware in 2012
Delaware offers a variety of weather, which means drivers have to be prepared for both the mild and the treacherous. In previous years, the best-selling vehicles have included the Honda Civic,...
2012 Subaru Forester vs. 2012 Subaru Outback: Which One Should I Buy?
When you need to get there in style and possibly by crossing a rocky creek or mountain path, the mid-size SUV/crossover is the vehicle of choice. These semi-large people-movers provide a lot of range and a lot of...
2012 Toyota Tundra vs. 2012 Chevrolet Silverado: Which One Should I Buy?
Large work trucks are meant for one thing: work! These vehicles are rough and ready, and can handle nearly anything you throw at them, with the exception of a car pool. While they offer two or four door...
2012 Toyota Sienna vs. 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan: Which One Should I Buy?
The battle of the minivans: Toyota Sienna versus the Dodge Grand Caravan. Both of these comfy people-movers provide options galore, and the minivan is meant to get everyone where they need to go safely and quickly, at a...
2012 Jeep Patriot vs. 2012 Honda CR-V: Which One Should I Buy?
The mid-size SUV is a great vehicle for getting a lot of people from one place to another, with a decent price point and pretty good ongoing fuel economy. While they are never going to get the amazing...
2012 Toyota Prius vs. 2012 Chevrolet Volt: Which One Should I Buy?
While these two vehicles are both certainly cost-effective to drive, they can be difficult to compare due to the Prius’ entry in the mid-size category and the Volt living squarely in the compact car category. Both of these...
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2012 Dodge Durango: Which One Should I Buy?
Medium to large SUVs are a fun class of vehicles: plenty large enough for moving people around, but if you really want to get out there in the mud and have some fun, they are still good for...
2012 Chevrolet Impala vs. 2012 Toyota Camry: Which One Should I Buy?
In the battle for the family vehicle, the 4-door sedan is a strong contender that just continues to be a viable option even with the rise of the crossover SUV and the popularity of passenger vans. These sedans...
2012 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2012 Nissan Frontier: Which One Should I Buy?
The smaller truck category includes those vehicles for men (and women!) who just want to scoot around town but who are opposed to driving a small car and just prefer a truck. These relatively fuel-efficient vehicles offer little...
2012 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2012 Ford Fusion: Which One Should I Buy?
When you want a midsize sedan, you’re looking for something that will offer you the best fuel economy for the size as well as additional safety features that will keep your family safe while you’re driving across town...

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timing shaft causing power reduce in engine
Hi there. Since the Reduced Power light can trigger for a number of different reasons, tracking down the exact cause is extremely important, if the vehicle is not properly diagnosed and repaired, the Reduced Power light will trigger again, putting...
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Where is the starter located in a 2012 kia forte
The starter is under the intake manifold on side of the engine near transmission.
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Is there a known fix for the mazdaspeed3 pcv problem?
For vehicles produced prior to 2008, Mazda published a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) referring to a redesign to resolve the excess pressure issue. As far as the 2012 model though, I do not see a comparable published TSB dealing with...
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2012 Chevy Equinox brakes pedal goes to floor then works tightly
The master cylinder not holding or getting pressure the first time is a bad residual valve built into the master cylinder. You will need to replace the master cylinder and bleed the system air out.
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battery saver mode came on again after replacing battery and alternator
As you probably know, the battery saver mode will come on when there is a problem in the charging system. If the charging system isn't working, with a new battery you can drive the car for several hours and a...
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Somehow on my gear selector isn't telling my car when its in park so my dash lights stay lite up and cause my battery to die.
It sounds like you may have a problem with the neutral safety switch. Your vehicle has a neutral safety switch that will prevent the vehicle from starting when it is in any gear position other than park or neutral. Occasionally,...
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Do I need a new intake manifold
The intake manifold runner control does not come apart and is part of the intake manifold. you will need to replace it as an assembly. The parts and labor will have to be priced locally by contacting YourMechanic.
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Replaced window assembly in chrysler van. one touch does not always work
You will need to have the body control module scanned to see if the switch is giving input to put window up signal. If it is not working every time then you may have a defective window switch.
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Car rattling noise upon acceleration
Hello, thank you for writing in. The clanking noise is likely associated with the brake system or the CV joints. You will want these inspected first before looking to anything else. CV joints wear down and fall out of alignment....
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battery light
You will need to have the computer checked for the charging system problem since the alternator is controlled by the computer. I have seen many aftermarket alternators controlled by the computer not work correctly and you may have to get...
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My battery light was on then battery died, bought a new battery but battery light won't go off.
When your red battery light comes on this indicates that the alternator is no longer charging the battery. Usually this means that the alternator has failed and will require replacement in order to resolve this issue. Consider YourMechanic as alternators...
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my car over heated and slowly deceased in mph. I pulled over to the side of the road and continued after it cooled down. What shou
It is possible that you have a coolant leak. I would recommend checking the coolant level and top off as needed. I would recommend continuing to pull over as needed if tje vehicle is over heating until you can have...
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My car makes a loud noise while driving. I'm not sure whether it's my brakes or the timing belt.
The noise if it does not happen when stopped and starts when moving is most likely from the brakes. The engine has a timing chain and not a timing belt. You may have a serpentine belt that is squealing though...
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Broken rod. Need to know if possible to find out if the broken bearing or bolt was the cause
You will probably never be able to prove this one way or the other. When an engine comes apart like that, there is usually so much damage that it's not really possible to tell what happened first. If you are...
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2012 Tundra Crewmax 4x4 in need of Front and Rear Rotors/Pads. Any recommendation as to what to replace them with and why?
Hi Cris. Thanks for writing in today. In regards to replacement brake components, my general rule of thumb is that OEM is always the best solution. As much as I believe there are several great aftermarket components on the market...
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2012 Chevy traverse rear cabin hvac fan continues to run when the vehicle is turned off. How can I fix this?
If there is a relay in the circuit, it is possible the relay contacts are stuck closed. The switch could be stuck, too. Inasmuch as micro- and PC-board mounted relays are used, really the thing to do is use the...
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Hey I wash wondering if I can put a twin turbo in my chevy cruze LT 1.4turbo
Hi Miguel. I've always believed that anything is possible with fabrication. However, fitting a dual-turbo charged system on your OEM engine would require a tremendous amount of upgrades, ranging from intake changes, exhaust, as well as internal combustion changes like...
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Hi Casey I noticed last night that my temperature light came on on my dashboard. My wheels are completely lock and I'm not able to
The problem sounds like one of the engine drive belts is broken and not charging, running water pump or power steering causing the problem. Look at engine drive belts and see if one or all are missing or broken. ...

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