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I had a Smog test in California on my Dodge Dakota Truck 3.9L Engine. Because of high NOX, it was at 15 on the MPG test portion. The mechanic said it needs to have the injectors cleaned. What is your take on this? All other parameters of smog test passed.
my 69 firebird is blowing white smoke out the tail pipes also a creamy color liquid is coming out the tail pipe on the passenger side their is no water in the oil coolant seems fine,spark plugs look normal and no water or oil leaks.engine sounds normal.
I have 2006 Maxima SL. I replaced my summer tires last year with Cooper performance tires. Within 2 months they started cupping. Can you please let me know what would be a good tire option for me that provides good value, wear and performance? I need a tire that will perform well at high speeds and fast cornering. But I also don't want to spend a ton of ...
I went through a puddle and now the front of my car is smoking. Could the water have gotten into something and done internal damage to my car?
Do I need to have road debris cleaned around the brake pads? I have about 30,000 miles on my car.
My Pontiac Vibe front driver side brakes will not release when letting off the pedal! I already put new brakes and new brake calipers. What else could be the problem?
I was told my tires were dry-cracked. What does that mean?

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