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do you need brake fluid flushed and how much should it cost? Also, fuel induction system cleaning. Is that necessary and at what cost? Replacing plugs-Iridium 41101 and wire set #700950,fuel filter #23311 and labor should cost? Replacement of rear brake pad set Hardware kit ED698 and rear disc rotor BD122596 .This is a list of repairs and maintenance work ...
How do I know if my power steering pump, on my 2001 Dodge Dakota 4.7 ltr. quad cab, is about to die?
Do you know of any classes like "Ladies Start your Engines" in Central Illinois? I am looking for something like that for my 15yr. step-daughter to take before she is allowed to get her Driver's License. That way she won't burn out the engine like her brother before her. I have looked into the local Comm. Coll. and alternative High Schools (this year they ...
Hi, I have a general question, it's not about my own vehicle. I would like to learn more about how cars work. Do you know where I could find helpful information about the technical side of vehicles. Thanks, Andy
What recourse might I have for a car I bought on Saturday (Pennsylvania) but that I discovered came with a higher than anticipated auto loan rate (10.24%) after I got the car home and read through the paperwork?
Is it important to the life of your fuel pump to keep your fuel tank level at or above 1/4 full? My friend says modern cars have an in-tank fuel pump and gasoline acts as a coolant. Low levels in the tank reduces the cooling effect and the pump wears out quicker. This sounds ridiculous to me, is he correct?
The car idles fine. When driving at at a slow acceleration no problem. but at faster acceleration car will miss,hesitate. Driving steady speed no problem. If put in neutral and step on gas engine will miss or hesitate. I have tested Coils and ignition control module checks out ok. Was wondering if the catalytic converter might be the problem. Thank ...

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