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I have a 2007 Buick Lucerne an I turned the car on to warm up an it started to Idol on its own on the dashboard it said the the en
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I was driving today an my car completely stopped in the middle of traffic my steering wheel locks up an battery dead
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Hi Pedro. Thanks for contacting us today. There are a few possible things that can cause these symptoms. The most common would be that you have a mass air flow sensor that is clogged with excessive carbon deposits, a vacuum...
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my rpm x 1000 gage is stuck on 7 and wont go back to 0
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My car is reading a code die evaporative emission system leak. But when I accelerate to 70 it will not speed up
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How long will it take my air mass flow sensor to wk right i have a 96 buick lesabre
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Drove thru a puddle now car turns over but won't start I've tested started altinator battery fuses distributor cap and spark plugs
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Is it okay to use 5w-20 in my 2004 buick lesabre
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Trying to find the transmission code for a 1996 ford windstar
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car keep misfiring
When the engine oil was changed, the maintenance reminder was probably not re-set. Be sure that the level of engine oil is adequate as measured on the dipstick. Misfiring can cause engine and catalytic converter damage so be sure to...

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