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A mechanic said the right front strut was leaking. I have noticed that there was a great deal of road noise, so i had costco check the tires. They said there was an alignment problem on the right front side. Could it be both problems? Would a leaking strut be obvious if I climb under the car? Is changing a strut something I can do myself if I have the ...
Can you buy a Toyota Tacoma with a moonroof?
Is it normal for a car to have a bump in that can be felt in the backseat? The technicians say that it is gas sloshing, it occurs if the car is over three-quarters of a tank full and continues until it is less than a half of a tank. I feel that it is not a normal characteristic of any vehicle I have ever owned. Has anyone else experienced this?
I am being told I need upper ball joints. Should I be feeling or seeing something to know if this is true? Is there some way for me to know I am not being, well you know, lied to?
I need to know If the bearings on a 92 Buick LeSabre front wheel drive are pressed on or not.
Okay ladies, I have a 2003 Dodge Neon. I have had the water pump, timing belt, pulley all replaced recently. About a week later it started overheating, I had never had this problem before. I replaced the thermostat, still overheated. Then I flushed the radiator, still overheated. Do you all have any more ideas for me to try? I have put over $1500 into this ...
Sometimes when I accelerated i feel vibration and resistance from the pedal. Resistance feels similar to go up hill. It sounds and feels like the car doesn't have enough power. This is on flat surface as well. Rpm's stay around 2 1/2 and then goes back down below 2. The vibration remains even as the car approaches 40 - 50 miles then no longer noticible ...

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