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I just had new brake pads and new rotors installed on my 1999 Maxima (both front and rear disc brakes)yesterday. Today, I noticed a very slight "scraping" noise - sounds like from the rear - when driving but now when braking. It is not loud. It almost more of a "shooshing" sound if that makes sense. Any ideas what this could be? Is it natural for the ...
Hi, I do not have an owners manual for my 2003 Lincoln LSV8. Can you tell me where the battery is located in the vehicle? Sounds silly, but I cannot find it! Thank you! Also, is there a website where I can find frequently repaired reports for my vehicle so I will know what types of things frequently go wrong with Lincoln LSV8?
How much for Kia Spectra brake installation?
I went to jiffy lube for an oil change...if I need to add more oil to my car, how do I know which one to use? I did not choose any special oil so do I use reg oil? thanx!
89 jeep comanche just starting to wobble at 40 mph
I have a 2004 mazda3 automatic with 67K miles. I am currently experiencing major transmission issues and I am approx. 10K out of warranty. I have discovered that this is an issue with this car in this year. Do you have an advice on negotiating with the company to at least meet me half way on the repairs? I feel that 67K is an awfully low number of miles to ...
How can we fix the "cage" that holds up the gas tank or is it the muffler, without having to go and spend a lot of money. We do not want to keep putting money in it. Thank you for your help

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