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My check engine light came on along with the temperature gauge stopped operating.

My husband just purchased used tires thinking they would fit without checking compatibility first. The tires are 255/50/r19. The tires are almost brand new, roughly a 1000 miles on them. Will they fit? We currently have 255/60/r19 on my suv.

I am towing the car at the back of a motor home. Went through the steps Honda recommends for towing preparation. I left the parking break on. My husband & I thought the other person took off the parking break. We have traveled approximately 25 miles on interstate type conditions. What damage did this cause to the brake system? What should we note as ...

I recently got a used dodge avenger 2010 and I brought it to the shop for a diagnostic because it would start some days and others it wouldn't. They tested all of the fuses, my alternator is okay, my battery is okay. I've been bringing it to multiple shops and none could find the problem. Please helppp

heat blows through vents and defrost, but heat does not blow on floor. Air conditioning does blow on floor when on

Hello. I have a Subaru legacy 2006 with the factory hid headlights. I want to upgrade from halogen to xenon. Do I need a xenon kit? Or just the xenon bulbs?

Hi, I have problem with Celica on - 1. I pulled out charger, next recharge up to 100 2. Put in the same place 3. When I connected, only the position lights were on and starter works, nothing inside and engine not work I checked: Charger is properly conected


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