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There is a bumpy sheet of what looks like aluminum that covers a small section underneath my car. Due to weather conditions and salt put down on the roads the metal has rotted away where it was once held in place. Now it is hanging and drags when I drive. I did not receive a handbook when I bought the car (from boyfriend's relative) and I cannot find any ...
Ford F-350 Diesel Dualie, 7.3 turbo. 114,000 miles Having difficulty starting in cooler, but not freezing weather. If I plug in to warm the engine block it starts just fine. Could it be the glow plugs or residual problems from a bad tank of diesel (5 tanks ago)? The glow plugs are the originals. thanks so much for your input!
I own a 2003 Nissan Murano. Lately I have noticed a fluid leaking from the rear of the car by a bracket on the rear axle. It is dirty and oily and smells of rust. Do you have any idea what it could be? I asked my mechanic and he said it wasn't a problem, but the leaked area on the garage floor is expanding. Thanks, Debbie
I have a 2010 acadia 5w30 is on the oil cap my servicing dealer uses 10w30 synthetic is this o.k.
In replacing a serpentine belt on a mini cooper S there is very little room; what is the best advice on loosening the tensioner
I just bought a new 2010 kia forte sx and once in a while I experience a shift shock is there something wrong w/ my trans
where do I buy one?

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