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I have a very tiny crack in the paint of my car and it is starting to rust. What is the cheapest thing I can do to prevent it from spreading and rusting further?
I have a Jeep Cherokee with a 3 inch lift. I will be installing a SYE (slip yoke eliminator) in the near future. Before I do I have to get shims and I am not sure what size to get?
I own a 2005 dodge neon that has been very well maintained,it has 80 thousand miles. At 79 thousand miles the check engine light keeps coming on. Had new plugs wires, cost me 535 dollars. Light went off for a week, very puzzled.
How tight should a serpentine belt be?
Are there actions that can be taken against a car dealership who knowingly sold a car with an illegal exhaust system. My 20-year-old daughter has been exposed to chronic carbon monoxide from an after market system with the flip valve right under her drivers seat. We had the car into a VW dealership for a timing belt/water pump change for annual ...
My family wagon has a new battery, new alternator and new cables. It worked great for about 6 days and now it will not home a charge. Please help!
I have a 2004 Pontiac grand prix with 102,xxx. The car has started to make a whining noise. The noise starts as soon as the car is started (when cold) and continues even after the car is warm. What could be the cause of the noise?

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