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I was told I have a leaking strut and was given a price quote on all four struts. My question is, if the leaking strut is a front one can i just replace the two front ones or if it's a rear, same question. Why do they want me to change all four?
when i am on the highway when I come to a stop I can hear the tires up front
93 Honda accord: When I am on the freeway driving my car feels ok, but when it is time to get off and come to a stop the idle stumbles. Then when I take off, it's like a slow take-off but then when I get going it's smooth. Can someone help with my issue?
On the dash of my 91 honda accord by the rpm gauge is a key hole. What is it for?
My girlfriend has a 2002 Toyota 4Runner that has the 3400 engine in it. She had the timing belt replaced got the car back and it is running like crap -- got fluids leaking all over the place went to change the drive belt and the original size belts for the 3400 would not fit but found out that the belts for the 3.0 would. very strange how can I find out if ...
The horn goes off while driving and when car is parked could this be a short somewhere related to the alarm system?
My car just cut off on me. So I replaced the alternator and the battery and still the same problem. I have to get a jump in order to crank the car up. Once I take the cable off, It turns off. And I will need another jump in order to crank. like it's not keeping charge , battery good, new alternator, What could cause this problem?

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