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My Honda Accord 2003 has over 150,000 miles on it. I recently had to replace some parts such as the battery, timing belts, water pump, drive belt, etc. that I consider "maintenance" parts. However, it was also necessary to replace the cylinder head and head gasket set. Could this also be attributed to "wear and tear" ?
Hi Patty! I bought a 2009 Ford Focus on August 15th, 2012. Today the dealership told me the loud noise I am hearing when I turn the steering wheel are the strut bearings. Is this true and how many strut bearings does a car have and should they replace all of them or just the ones that are making the noise. Also, how much should this cost in Canadian ...
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.

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