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My car makes a screechy sound when I am driving, but not when I brake, and it is louder when I turn the wheel. I was wondering if there were any indicators of what this might be? I really do not want to get ripped off!
My honda accord, 1998, paint is literally peeling and FLAKING off. I would like to sand off the hood which is the worst area. What type of sandpaper should I use? What is wet sand paper? Can I use outdoor rust spay paint from Home Depot? Not that I want to mislead anyone but am selling my car and the hood is a real deal breaker.
Recently my 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser stated making noise from the rear. I have heard that there is a manufacture problem with the gears loosing teeth,and that the dealerships are reluctant to cover under warranty. How can I verify this problem so that the dealership will honor my extended warranty?
About 8 months ago the slave cylinder in my 2005 manual transmission Ford Focus went out. At the time the car had under 40,000 miles on it. When the cylinder went it took out the pressure plate and did major damage to the transmission. At the time it was not paid off, so I paid to have the transmission rebuilt, replaced the master & slave cylinders, the ...
My brakes make a dragging and a squeal noise when I apply them. I know I need to get them checked, but is it my brake pads?
I have a 01 Grand Prix supercharged GTP, lately it has been cutting off while I am driving and wont start. it cranks fine, but will not turn over. After about an hour it will finally start. I had the Battery changed, oil changed, and a tune up. They checked the system at Autozone and said, the alternator, battery and the starter are fine. Can anyone please ...
0ur 1993 Ford Van heater/ac fan will only work on high level. We replaced the switch and fan motor. It still does the very same thing like we had done nothing to it. Afraid to spend more money in the wrong direction. Do you have any advice?

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