Ask A Mechanic: October 1, 2007

Ask A Mechanic: October 1, 2007

There are 5 comments on the The Car Connection story from Oct 5, 2007, titled Ask A Mechanic: October 1, 2007. In it, The Car Connection reports that:

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B- Pelletier

Macomb, MI

#1 Oct 20, 2007
I am the owner of a 2002 Dodge Sport Caravan. In April 2007 I was rearended by two cars. I thought the car would be declared totaled, as was the cadillac that was shoved into me.y insurance company paid about 4000 dollars to have a shop do rear cosmetic repairs and replace the exhaust system (My tailpipe was shoved forward and totally bent in half). My car since the wreck shimmies and shakes violently and pulls to the right-even though supposedly it was realigned at the shop. My a/c which was replaced five months prior to the accident has not worked since that day. My radiator developed a slow leak and I had to replace that at my expense less than two months after the accident. Around that same time I began experiencing other problems. My driver side window got stuck down and now none of my power windows work. One of my power locks quit working and fell down inside the door. I cannot open my driver door from the inside or the driver side passenger door from the inside or the outside. My blinker shift is permanently stuck on right turn and I cannot move it to turn it off or signal a left turn. The unit that holds the blinker under the steering wheel is separating at the seams-I guess from all the vibration. My question is, do you think some of these problems are factory defects or do you feel that they could be related to the impact of the accident?
If money wasn't an issue I'd just have it fixed and nevermind asking questions. However I am still recovering from injuries sustained in the crash and am unable to work. I am responisible for two young grandchildren and feel that I am driving an unsafe vehicle.

Grand Rapids, MI

#2 Nov 30, 2007
heat getting warm but not getting hot enough. 1990 cadillac deville
93 camry

Rossville, GA

#3 Jan 8, 2008
I have a 93 camry where I can not open the driver side door..I have tried everything but it wont open at all... need help

Grand Rapids, MI

#4 Jul 2, 2010
Car doesn't shift smooth and makes noise when put in gear?
Steve Muth

Phoenix, AZ

#5 Dec 28, 2011
My 93 Olds 98 Regency 3.8L V6 lopes at idle while in gear. When in neutral it does not lope. What sequence of checks should I go through? Is this a fuel/vacuum problem? Thanks for your help/input.

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