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How often should my vehicle be serviced for oil and tire rotation? Do I need synthetic oil? What do you think is a fair price for this repair?
Where is the yaw rate sensor located on a Toyota Sequoia 2002 and is it very hard to replace?
About Blue Devil Head Gasket sealant. Is the record of success as good for the 2000 Jetta 2.0 engine as it is for any other engine? I read that the smaller bottle was working good for a small engine and that it is not necessary to remove the thermostat. I guess you would want to warm it up so that the thermostat is open before installing the sealant. What ...
I have a 2005 Chevy Cavalier, with a 4 cylinder engine. I am preparing to move across country, 2,000 miles or so. The car is in good shape. I am just wondering how safe it is to install a hitch and tow a 4x8 U-Haul trailer. The thing is, they tell me that it is safe at 1,100 pounds total. I want to be certain that my car will not be damaged if I do this. ...
I just got a used Dodge Caravan from my parents. The van has sat idle for about 8 years. What do I need to do to get it safe to drive. We just changed the dead battery. None of the service lights go on so I wonder if it is safe to drive on a 2 hour trip.
Hi Ladies, I have an issue with my 00 Xterra. I have a very strong gasoline odor coming from the vehicle after I drive it. It eventually goes away, but when I pull into the garage, the fumes are horrible. I have taken it to the shop, and they said there are not any fuel leaks. The only thing I notice is that when I take the gas cap off, it appears ...
I am looking at buying a 2007 PT Cruiser. I keep hearing about problems with oil and I am not sure if this car is mechanically sound?

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