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My 2011 Subaru Outback has 65,000 miles on it. the dealership is telling me that I need to get the transmission fluid changed, cost $250. do I really need to get it changed, and is this a reasonable cost?
Bought this 2009 Honda from my grandmother. I've had it a year. It has 36000 miles. This week there was a sizable puddle of radiator fluid underneath. My repair shop checked the hoses and they are fine. So we've ordered a new radiator, but how in the world could the radiator give out with this few miles? No wrecks in it that I have had. My grandmother had ...
What kind of oil does a 2012 Chrysler 200 take?
Thinking about getting a land rover discovery and everyone is telling me not to, what kind of problems is this particular truck having?
My 1993 honda accord lx wagon overheats when every now and then mainly when I stop somewhere for too long and leave the car on, but as soon as I accelerate n go over 20mph the meter starts cooling down....any idea on what the problem might be?? Its been checked for leaks and nothing. But the car seems to be out of water after it overheats more than 3 times.
Can you tell me whether the 2007 Volkswagen Jetta with a 2.5 liter, 5 cylinder gas engine, has a timing belt or a timing chain? I have seen about an equal amounts for each possible answer, and therefore am not getting any useful information. Help!
Replaced bulbs on girl friends Buick Century with leds 194 bulbs and 3157s on outside exterior lights. Now car won't start or crank? Does the system look for loads on bulbs to start or is a fuse blown?

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