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I just bought four used tires from a guy. What was on the truck were 275/60r17. He put used Firestone Transforce HT 245/75r17 on there. Am I in trouble?
Hello, I have a 99 4-cyl honda accord and have a couple of questions. I wonder why my coolant is turning a dark brown color even after two coolant changes and two coolant flushes, any ideas? I did a combustion test and results were negative, I think the bottom of my radiator is filled with junk. Also, what coolant hose is next to the coolant sensor?
i am restoring a 1928 chevy pickup. working on the wood framing for the cab, i need to know what to use to seal the wood before i inclose it in the metal framing.
About how long does it take to take to remove a vehicles engine and put another one in? What's your fastest time doing it?
Had water pump replaced. since then has had a hard start. Now will not turn over. One mechanic said check selalnoid? Has 150,00 miles. Is it worth putting any more money in this vehicle?
Do the front and rear drive shaft u-joints need to be lubricated on a 2012 Kia Sportage LX front wheel drive, or are they sealed?
My truck is a standard 6 speed. The check engine light has been going on and off for a couple of months now and when it does the pickup jerks really bad. It doesn't do it all the time and when I take it to be looked at, it usually stops. It only does it when I am driving on the highway, alone!! What should I do?

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