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When I start my car I get this strong chemical/emission type odor from the car. It has been at dealer 2x w/ no definitive answer. The smell is making us sick. Please help.
I have a whistling noise from my driver side window when I go over 40 mph. I have tried rolling it up and down but it still always makes noise. I tested the seal in the top area of my window and it was sealed. I have heard that Subaru outbacks are known for needing the outside mirrors adjusted. I believe it is that but I wanted to know if you had any other ...
My daughter is 8 years old, weighs 47 pounds and is 50" tall, she sits in a backless booster. I am concerned about this because her head sticks up above the back of the seat about 3", do I need to get a different seat or what? Thanks
My car is running well but when I accelerate the fuel, temp and speedometer gauges spin all crazy...very christine like.. (my radio clock flashes as well)?? the headlights and blinkers seem unaffected. I have a 1998 Dodge Neon. Any ideas?
Hi, I am replacing the Front Wheel Bearing/Hub Assembly on 92 Buick LeSabre. The three bolts securing the Assembly are difficult to remove. They look like Torx. I have tried T-50 and T-55. No go. I have tried a 9mm hex. No go. What do I do? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Mike
Whenever I start my car, I smell a strong smell of gasoline. I looked under the car and there is no evidence of leaks. I also turned on the car and looked under the hood and did not see any obvious leaks. What do I do, or how can I get rid of the smell?!
Hello, my husband and I manufacture a leather car registration holder. It holds both the registration and proof of insurance which is required by law to have available when asked by law enforcement. It*s a great item for car dealers, auto distributors, and the general public. I can emboss it with a name or logo. Do you have any ideas on where to ...

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