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Where should I go for new tires in Orange County, CA? Is there a website I can use for tire shop ratings to better select where to take my car?
There is a squeaking noise coming from the front of the engine, near the fan and belts on my Dodge Durango. It's louder when the engine is idle, but you can hear it all the time. What might be causing this?
My Chrysler 300 is equipped with all of the buttons for the Uconnect system. I just recently purchased an Apple iPhone and wanted to sync the phone with the car. When I tried to sync my iPhone the system says the car is not equipped with Uconnect. If the buttons are there, is there a way to get uconnect added through Chrysler?
I mistakenly took out the distributor of my Ford Taurus and didn't take heed to the TDC or even mark my distributor location. I put the distributor back in and started the car (which obviously didn't start) and perhaps good fortunate when I attempted at taking it out and put it back in at a different rotation and the car started just fine. However, now ...
I recently did not pass the emissions portion of my smog check (CA). Specifically the "HC (PPM)"section failed at 15mph. It measured 101 with a max allowed being 61. To remedy this, I had my mechanic replace the oxygen sensor (which was a previous problem months before) as well as a major tune-up and fuel injector cleaning. I went back to retake the smog ...
What would cause the computer to go bad? My husband was driving the vehicle and it started running rough while stopped at a red light. A loud noise was followed by the vehicle shutting off. He was not able to restart it. We had it towed to a local shop who said something shorted out and damaged the computer, requiring replacement. I have never heard this ...
When should the timing belt, serpentine belt, cooling fluid, transmission fluid and break fluids be changed?

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