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I have a 99 Honda Accord V6 with 107,000 miles on it. It needs a new transmission. This will be the 3rd transmission. The first one went out at 47k. The rest of the car is in excellent condition. I do not have a lot of money to spend. Should I repair or purchase another vehicle?
My 1999 Dodge Durango makes a high pitched squealing noise when i accelerate, i replaced the tensioner pulley and the serpentine belt but the noise is still there and its constant
When is it necessary to do a tune up of spark plugs and wires on my truck? Does it have to reach certain miles? The millage that it has right now is 71,000 the year of my truck is 2005,I did not buy it brand new I bought my truck with 32,000 miles on it on 2007.
I live in the Mpls. area and I would like to know if there is a basic car maintenance course you would recommend for my 17 year old daughter (a new driver) and I?
Dear Women! (hooray!) My 1986 Jetta, diesel, 1.6, converted to run on grease a couple of years ago, has not been driven for 3 months. It will not start. It may be that fuel is not reaching the engine. I removed the fuel line from the part that the line comes out of immediately before it goes to the glow plugs (carburetor?), turned on the ignition and ...
My mechanic says my catalytic converter on my 2000 Nissan Maxima SE is shot. He works at a Nissan shop and said the part/labor is over $1K. My question is, how important is this part and could I replace it with a used part (since the car is almost 10 year)? Suggestions?
What Nissan models give the best fuel economy and seat six passengers?

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