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I went to the beach the other day and got stuck in the sand i was helped out and had to push on the gas and my off road light came on. Now im starting to hear a lil clicking sound in my car.... My neighbor said i messed up my engine but no engine light has came on i dont know wat to do.
Where can I buy 4 new cheap tires for my 2006 Nissan Maxima?
I have a 1999 Chrysler 300M. It won't start. I drove it home yesterday and parked it. I came out a few hours later and it wouldn't start. I pressed the fuel pressure valve and a weak stream of gas trickled out. I sprayed starter fluid into the air intake and the engine started and ran for a second. I disco'd battery, dropped the tank and replaced the fuel ...
Sometimes when I open the driver side door I get a shock. Is this something I should worry about?
Bought it used, started having transmissions problems, transmission is now gone and can't drive. All anyone will give me is $500 for it. It's a nice car and I love it and just need to get to work & back. Replacing or fixing it costs is averaging 2K. My budget is so tight I can not lose my job and have no idea of any other options or solutions. Can you ...
Hello ladies, I have a bit of a problem with my 2000 Subabru Outback. It first off has 189,600 miles on it and have had it for only ten months. I have two different problems with it currently. 1. My steering wheel vibrates pretty bad when I am going around 60 mph or faster. This happened out of no where when I was driving on a long trip. I did ...
Took car to repair shop for grinding type noise and smoke coming from left front wheel well. Repair shop determined caliper had seized and needed to be replaced. I agreed to that repair; however, later learned the hoof and rotor were also replaced (very expensive). Is it standard protocol to replace hoof and rotor when caliper is replaced? (sorry for ...

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