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Did Mechanic Kill My Mercedes Diesel Engine?

Help! I have a car, a diesel, which recently had the valves and rings replaced. The problems were burning oil and poor starting during cold mornings due to poor compression. One of the valves was loud after the job was complete, and I complained 3 times to the mechanic that something was wrong. “No, that’s normal in a diesel” he assured me each time.

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2002 Neon Timing Belt Broke and Damaged Engine?

I have a 2002 Neon with a broken timing belt that according the mechanic resulted in bent valves and maybe a broken piston. Assuming that the mechanic is correct and that I probably need either a complete valve job or replace the engine, the cost will be $1200-$1,800.

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1999 Saturn Sc2 Coupe Engine Knocking Noise – Ran Out Of Oil

I have a 99 Saturn Sc2 Coupe. Ive had it for about a year and it has been running great but then I accidentally let it run low on oil and it started making a noise. I took it to get an oil change, they did everything, and the next week the engine started making a knocking noise. I took it back to the oil shop and they said it sounded like an internal problem with my engine. It only makes the quick knocking
sounds when I’m giving it gas. and more towards higher rpms.

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1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT Needs a New Engine – Mechanic To Blame?

Here is my story. Was driving on a parkway and the oil light and engine light came on and my car stalled. Had it towed to my mechanic and he told me that oil leaked from the valve cover gasket and that it burned through the timing belt. 2 head gaskets were bent.

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2000 Dodge Ram Van Do I Need A New Radiator?

I have a 2000 Dodge Ram Van 2500. My friend recommended a mobile mechanic to come out and check some things over, before we go on a long trip. The guy told me on top of other seemingly valid things that I need to replace my radiator.

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1990 Ford F-150 Truck – Door Lock Striker

Can you tell me how to remove the door lock striker on my 1990 Ford F-150 truck? The plastic on the striker is gone. Can the plastic be replaced without buying a striker?

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1995 Pontiac Grand Am – Labor Charge for Heater Core Replacement

I have to replace a heater core on a 1995 Pontiac Grand Am with a 3.8 v6. How many hours should I be charged for labor?

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1990 Mercury Sable – Shifter Lever Broken

I was recently visiting a friend and while he was driving his car 1990 Mercury Sable up a steep hill and complaining about it dogging, I shifted his car into low gear. After I had left, his linkage broke and he wants me to pay for it.

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Mercedes Water Pump

How much should it cost to have water pump replaced at a Mercedes dealership in Chandler, Arizona?

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1997 Buick Century – How Do I Install or Repair Electric Window Motors?

I drive a 1997 Buick Century with electric windows. I read you article about the dome light and hitting the passenger side door, the one with the problem. Neither the dome light dimmed when I tried the switch or hitting it worked. What should I do next?

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