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I had the fuel pump on my 2000 Chevy Suburban replaced. When I got the car back my gas tank was almost empty it had 140 worth of fuel in it. couldn't the mechanic put the fuel back? or did they keep it for themselves?
I had a free ac check on my 1999 Dodge Durango. I was told that the system was fine, and it just needed to be evacuated and recharged. I was told there were no leaks or any problems with the system. I paid 155 bucks for the evac and recharge. The AC was not running cold when I drove it home yesterday from the shop. It got a little cooler in a fifteen ...
I'm looking for a SUV/Crossover that has a third row of seats, gets reasonably good gas mileage and rides like a car and not a truck. I also refuse to buy a minivan. I would also like something with good resale value but I don't think I can afford a Honda Pilot or Toyota Highlander. Thanks! Jennifer
I was told that on my 08 Ford Focus that each tire has a bald spot. The tire man thinks sudden stops at high speed caused it, I rarely drive over 40mph in small town and I do not recall any sudden stops, any other possibility?
I have a 1999 Toyota Corolla. I had the oil pan and gaskets replaced last year 11/07 to be exact.. Just recently I was told by the same mechanic I had a terrible oil leak (that didn't show on the ground because it was being absorbed by the gaskets / rings) and I needed to get the oil pan and gaskets replaced. I did and 340.00 later I come across a receipt ...
I have a 2001 Mazda 626 with 58000 miles. My primary use is around town driving and I am the original owner - purchased the car in Jan 2002. The dealer states that it's time for a transmission flush and a fuel filter change. I couldn't find either of these procedures in my owner's manual. Do I really need to do these or is the dealer just trying to ...
My6 wheels are squealing when I apply the brakes. I took the car to a mechanic and he checked it and could find nothing wrong and said maybe dust got in them. This doesn't seem right although he has been my mechanic for years. Is this true about the dust?

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