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<p>2003 Saturn Vue.  Dash lights flicker when the headlights are on.  Sometimes the driver's side door won't open from the inside, making me have to roll the window down and open it from the outside.  Sometimes the key won't go into the ignition.  Other times it falls out when the car is running.  "Service Engine Soon" light is on all the time and won't go off.  AC isn't working.</p>
 

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<p>what's the deal with these quick oil change places?...they always inspect your car and tell you that you need stuff, like filters or whatever...and what's the deal with an engine flush?...they're always trying to sell that....</p>
 

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<p>There are a few different sites that search all the yards in the US.  I've only used it once - found a transfer case for the Jeep in a yard near Durham when we lived in Charlotte.</p>
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<p>Try partshotlines.com<br><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>kerfwango</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/68965/prt-community-service-auto-repair-thread#post_1924124"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>K - Know any good salvage yards where you are? I need two roof rack crossbars for a 2003 Pilot.</p>
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Edited to add - I bet it will be hard to find something like this.  You'd probably have better (and cheaper) luck picking up a Yakima/Thule rack off craigslist.</p>
 

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I've heard waaay too many horror stories about Jiffy Lubes, et al. to ever trust them.  In fact, it's very difficult to understand how they screw up so badly and so often.  They either cross threaded the drain plug or simply didn't refill my BIL's Acura several years ago.  I think it basically ruined his engine.  I've heard about this sort of thing happening so many times, it's hard to believe.  I mean, you really have to try to cross thread a drain plug.  It's not an easy thing to do.</p>
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<p>And they may be right about various things that need to be done, but an "engine flush" probably isn't one.  It's essentially the equivalent of a body detox for a human.</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>OldBaldHippie</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/68965/prt-community-service-auto-repair-thread#post_1924217"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>what's the deal with these quick oil change places?...they always inspect your car and tell you that you need stuff, like filters or whatever...and what's the deal with an engine flush?...they're always trying to sell that....</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Mrtambalynman</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/68965/prt-community-service-auto-repair-thread#post_1924225"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>My 97 Toyota Rav4 makes a thump, thump, thump sound when I turn hard right under speed.  Doesn't do the same thing tuning left.  Sounds kinda like a bad bearing.  What is it?</p>
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CV joint.  The boot that covers the joint wears away and the lubricant drains out.  Probably need to replace the stub axle.  Usually no more than $150 per side.  Might as well do them both, because the other side will go shortly.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>muzicgrl</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/68965/prt-community-service-auto-repair-thread#post_1924253"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>2003 Chevy S10</p>
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<p>Check engine light is on and wont go off. Code is P0442.</p>
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<p>I suspect a faulty gas cap. Am I right?</p>
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Probably.  That's where I would start anyway.  If a new cap doesn't fix it, then you need to start looking at the EVAP lines for wear.  It should be pretty obvious - small rubber hoses around the intake that have dried and cracked.<br>
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<p>When I worked for a large chain auto service center the oil change was the equivalent of a grocery stores loss leader.  Get you in the door, and then provide that 25 point "maintenance check" for "free".<br><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>OldBaldHippie</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/68965/prt-community-service-auto-repair-thread#post_1924217"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>what's the deal with these quick oil change places?...they always inspect your car and tell you that you need stuff, like filters or whatever...and what's the deal with an engine flush?...they're always trying to sell that....</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>K</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/68965/prt-community-service-auto-repair-thread#post_1924249"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I assume you've pulled the code from the OBIII for the loose gas cap?</p>
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No. It goes away after it sits for a little while and I didn't see a code displayed last time. I'll be sure to check next time.</p>
 

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<p>95 Dodge Intrepid, fuel rail is broken (or not working or whatever). That was in 2005 and it's been parked since. I was basically afraid to drive it or even crank it for fear of blowing up.... I've been trying to sell it on craigslist (and I've been honest about the fuel rail thing). People keep asking how much it'd be to repair. When I found out about it, the guy basically said it'd be upwards of $3000. But what if someone could do it themselves? Is it really complicated/expensive for parts? I'm so clueless when it comes to car repairs.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>kerfwango</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/68965/prt-community-service-auto-repair-thread#post_1924123"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>2008 Accord. Gas cap warning shows up when cap is clearly secure.</p>
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No. It goes away after it sits for a little while and I didn't see a code displayed last time. I'll be sure to check next time.</p>
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My 2010 acura does the same thing.  It generally happens if I fill up and then drive >30 minutes.  If I restart the car the warning goes away.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>maccabeth</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/68965/prt-community-service-auto-repair-thread#post_1924310"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>95 Dodge Intrepid, fuel rail is broken (or not working or whatever). That was in 2005 and it's been parked since. I was basically afraid to drive it or even crank it for fear of blowing up.... I've been trying to sell it on craigslist (and I've been honest about the fuel rail thing). People keep asking how much it'd be to repair. When I found out about it, the guy basically said it'd be upwards of $3000. But what if someone could do it themselves? Is it really complicated/expensive for parts? I'm so clueless when it comes to car repairs.</p>
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I'm not really that sure about this one.  But it doesn't look like parts are very expensive. There's one on eBay right now for $45.  And it shouldn't be difficult to get to.  So 3K sounds like a ridiculous number to me.  I found one DIY online for a Caravan and it really doesn't sound that difficult.  You may want to get a second opinion.  It may be more profitable to fix it and then sell it.</p>
 

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No. It goes away after it sits for a little while and I didn't see a code displayed last time. I'll be sure to check next time.</p>
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It's just that you could have other issues - like I mentioned in muzicgrl's response.  Nothing too difficult to fix usually. <br>
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