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I just got a 1992 Dodge Shadow ES convertible from my sister (her kids are finally done with it). How do you clean a filthy white convertible top? And I would like to use Rain-Ex & De-Fog on the plastic window in the back, but not sure if I can...
My daughters car is a 1999 Saturn SC2. My mechanic says the brake pads/caliper, etc. are fine, but the pedal is very soft. What could be the cause? I checked the brake fluid and it is not low. The car stops/slows fine.
My car is a 2004 model with about 60k miles. when I accelerate or make turns, I can hear what sounds like rushing/trickling water coming from the passenger side of behind the dashboard. It's been doing it for a few months, but has been getting a little louder lately. What could be causing the noise and how can it be fixed?
Can I use E85 in my 2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L
I need a car: should I get a used 2005 hybrid Honda Accord V6 for $19K or a new Suburu Legacy AWD V6 $28 or used or new Infiniti G35 ($23 for used; $35 for new). The car is primarily for me, sometimes a friend or teenager; I want it to be cute and sexy (I am finally OUT of the soccer mom look); totally safe; good fuel mileage; peppy to pass trucks on the ...
When and where can I get the best offer for a used car?
Codes showing are:P0118 P1383. What do they mean? Also changed cars,cannot edit out old one, put in new one.

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