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My check engine light was on for some time. My mechanic was monitoring it until finally said that my catalytic converter needed to be replaced to pass inspection. I just picked up the car and it seems to be noisier than before the replacement. The noise is coming from underneath the car near the driver seat. Will this noise go away after some driving or ...
Hi: My husband and I live in Canada, just across the border from Washington state. We have a 2004 Pontiac Vibe (built by Toyota) with 92,700 KM (about 68,000 miles) on it which we like, generally. It is going to need about $1200 in brakes and tires later this year, and the CD player is shot. Otherwise, it is fine, in great shape with no accidents, and ...
How difficult is it to replace a healdlight bulb in 2008 vw gti, and will the headlight be out of alignment afterwards?
Twice a year I swap my winter tires on to my vehicle in December and March. Each time I do this I am charged to program the TPMS sensor. I originally purchased the winter tires with their own rims and TPMS sensor. Is it necessary to reprogram and pay for the swapping fee as well as the program of the sensor each time.(that is, 2x/year)?
I have a 08 Honda Accord EXL-V6 with 225 50 V 17 on I would like to up grade to an 18 in rim and 225 50 V 18 is this possible and still have a nice smooth ride or would I have to go with 235 45 18?
Would a 1977 ford courier motor and trans. fit into a 1978 ford courier,it looks as if the starter motor is in a different location on the 1977 motor.
Hello Patty, I have 3 children, its very difficult for me to see my self in a minivan but i think it may be time. what do think about honda odyssey 2012, nissan quest LE 2012, toyota sienna SE and infinit JX 2013. Im not sure which vehicle to purchase? I need to be realistic i do not think the infinit will be big enough especially in terms of truck space. ...

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