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I have a catalytic converter that is failing (automatic) . My brother said he has gotten by without replacing his on his older Honda SUV (manual) and that I can go a long time without replacing it. My mechanic (woman friendly) says the back pressure (negative pressure?) will damage the engine. It already bucks if I am forced to accelerate quickly. Is there ...

I currently have run flat tires. I had to get the first two tires replaced at 18,000 miles and the second set before 28,000 miles. My next question is , should the tires be different for the front and rear? Current tire information: Front: 275/40 r20 106w Rear: 315/35 r20 110w Pirelli Tires run flat

Our vechile won’t start, it won’t even turn over. It don’t even have a spark. We have changed the starter, the spark plugs, and the ignition coil and still nothing.

What Will cross with my 2002 dodge stratus rt coup 2 door 3.0 v6 engine to replace my transmission pump

I live in California and my Honda Civic gets a build up of gunk on the inside windshield, had to remove and hard to see, remedies please?

I am a college student in my second year. In June, I bought myself a used 2005 Ford Taurus. It been working great. No problems what so ever. Than about maybe a week ago, i noticed that my gas pedal was vibrating. I did not think about it much because it did not happen often. Then today, I was driving to school and everything was fine. However, when ...

Car is hard to turn goes in reverse when turning off key


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