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My 2003 Civic (with 105k miles on it) recently had an oil change and brake work. At the time, the mechanic said an inspection showed the cars front and rear struts need to be replaced. Parts and labor together will cost $1,055 for this work. He said the replacement does not have to be done immediately (good thing!) but did not want me to wait more than ...
I have purchased my car, now I would like to purchase an extended warranty. My credit union offers a PLATINUM Bumper to Bumper plan for $925.00 covering 7 years/100,000 miles with $0 deductible. Should I go to the Nissan dealer (who offered me a plan which was double that amount) or call around to different dealers for the best PRICE and best QUALITY ...
I recently changed my spark plugs and wires. I got a check engine light and on my carmd I got a indication spark plug 6 had a problem. Problem was the wire came off while driving short distance. I put the plug wire on and disconnected my negative battery terminal to get rid of check engine light. My carmd still gives me a yellow light and suggests ...
My truck is making weird noises when I turn. How can I tell if my power steering needs fluid or if the line has a hole or the power steering unit is going out? thanks
I have a 2000 Ford Explorer (Eddie Bauer edition). We changed all brake pads and front calibers. I lost all brakes. The peddle goes all the way to the floor. Any clue on what it could be. Oh yeah and I do not see any leaks anywhere.
My question is whether or not I can remove the (TCU) from a AW-4 transmission and replace it with some after market valve body or just disconnect it and it will function normally from fluid pressure. The (CPS) is probably bad and maybe the (SBECII) and the trans takes info from both. The fuel injection and distributor are going to be change out and ...
How do I let someone know at Cadillac how dissatisfied I am on my recent lease of a 2009 cts 4? The ignition locks up after you park and you can not start the vehicle unless you know how to maneuver the steering wheel. The carpeting on the driver's side was a total mismatch, it does not connect to the plastic by your legs, also there is a rattle in the ...

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