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I have a 06 Hyundai Sonata. It only starts in neutral. Can you tell me why it only starts in neutral
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My car overheat 10 minutes into driving it also it steams from the exhaust
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Replaced the IAC on my 04 Xterra now idle surges
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I have a 2005 Dodge Grand caravan. The horn does not sound when you honk, or use the key remote to lock.
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Exhaust Manifold cracked, does the catalytic converter have to be replaced too?
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