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I have a 2001 Xterra and last summer paid to have the belt replaced because there was a loud screeching noise each time I started it up. It is making the noise again and now I hear a whining noise when I turn the corner (mostly turning to the left). The noise seems to go away when I have driven for a few miles but the screeching happens each time I start ...
I went through a puddle of slush w/my 2002 Kia Spectra. The lights,radio,clock etc. started going dim. Got home the car died out. tightened the belts. But still wont stay running. Only for a minute. Alternator is new.(will take a jump but dies out again) What could be wrong.
In the morning and cold my grand voyager does not go when I shift into driver. I have to hold on the gas pedal for about almost 10 second before it even moves and I was wondering what is wrong with it and what needs to be done to it. Thanks in advance for your advice and looking forward to hear from you.
have 2003 Kia Rio, bought used 3 years ago with 46,000 miles, now has 58,000 It has been in the dealership for 4 months off and on for check engine light. They have done many things including throttle body, fuel pump, computer, wiring harness,catalytic converter, o2 sensors, and etc. nothing has worked. One code it comes up is po133, a fuel code. I am at my ...
When purchasing a vehicle, whether new or used, when should the issue of a trade in be used and what is the difference between "trade in value" and "trade in payoffs"? (I asked this due to the NUMEROUS issues my husband has been having with his truck that was purchased last year (03/2009) and has been having major issues since DAY ONE and now I am FED UP ...
Hi, my 2003 Toyota Camry was totaled and the insurance company gave me a quote that I think is on the lower side.Am trying to find what the fair market value would be.I pulled up some prices on Kelleys blue book that are higher.Could you assist me with this? I got your information online when i was researching what to do when your car gets ...
I just got in an accident and I am thinking of going to a body shop my insurance recommends, is that a good idea. They said they would back up the repairs if I went there.

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