I purchased a used car and it starting making noises so I returned it and the dealer told me the was no cooling off period and that I couldn't cancel the contract. Is there a cooling off period?

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The law related to the purchase of products and services does not apply to the purchase of an automobile. There is no cooling off period on the purchase of an automobile. This is a myth that will not die. Normally the law applies to unsolicited sales. Like door to door sales and telephone sales that you did not initiate. The law related to the purchase of products and services does not apply to the purchase of an automobile. There is no cooling off period on the purchase of an automobile. This is a myth that will not die. Normally the law applies to unsolicited sales. Like door to door sales and telephone sales that you did not initiate.

The law related to the purchase of products and services does not apply to the purchase of an automobile. There is no cooling off period on the purchase of an automobile. This is a myth that will not die. Normally the law applies to unsolicited sales. Like door to door sales and telephone sales that you did not initiate.

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96' tracer was running good all of a sudden.it just stopped running and it won't start a tech said it was the timing but the timimg belt is still on .is he trying to scam me what to do?

It may well be the timing belt causing the problem. The belt can still be "on' the pulleys and be defective. The underside of the belt has teeth on it that are used to turn the camshaft that operates the valves for the engine. This belt is under tremendous strain when it's working and they DO wea...

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Car idle fluctuates from 700rpm to 2500rpms up and down as long as it's running. Whenever I press the gas and let off of it the car stays accelerated for a period of time.?

91 talon nonturboCheck for vacuum leaks.IAC (idle air control) may be sticking or bad.

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When you try to start your truck it makes a clicking noise and the lights get dim the more you try to start it the dimmer they get what could be the problem?

Weak battery or starter motor shorted out internally.

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I just had my upper intake replaced and now my car makes a noise when I go from Park to Drive. The Mechanic said it was loose engine mounts. Did they cause this when they repaired the upper intake?

they shouldn't have touched them replacing an intake. this sometimes happens over time and also sometimes they break. if they are loose, all it takes is 5 minute to tighten them back down. easy fix.

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The car jumps almost like when put into reverse and today started to stutter while driving. There are no codes for the transmission and I was wondering what the problem could be.?

alright check it man. ther's no real problem wit your ls. if your ls is equipped with an electrical e-brake rather than the pull. if you notice on your rear axle near each tire there is a cog wheel ther. well ther is a peace that drops down and locks the car wheels from moving. this happens alot ...

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If your car start up with no problems but once you put it in gear the car cuts off and says service engine soon and the oil light come on what does that mean?

SERVICE YOUR CAR ENGINE!!!! SERVICE YOUR CAR ENGINE!!!!

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91 Beretta starts but runs rough and is backfiring and blowing black smoke when able to get it to stay going running not so rough the car would stall and if i held the gas on was overheated by home?

sounds like coolant temp sensor is bad but also sounds like cat might be pluged

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What can you do if a repossession agent came looking for a car that belongs to your son the car was not there you told him you were not your son and you asked him to leave but he wouldn't?

Call the police.They will sort it out for you.Your son cannot be arrested it is a civil not a crimminal matter.Absolutely call the police -- at the very least, the repoman is trespassing (assuming that it's YOUR home and not owned or rented by your son) on your property. Also, in many states, the...

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