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What would cause a left drive axle in a 95 Toyota Corolla to break? My mechanic says he has never seen one do that before. $225 worth of repair bill, but no explanation of why. What would the risks of driving with a broken axle in the CV be? I drove on it for two months before it was correctly diagnosed. The dealer had said it was "a bent tie bar or a flap ...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport able to drive for about 3-4 miles then gauges start to drop and when I come to a complete stop it dies. when restarted and start to get speed it does not want to change gears, I guess you can say it idles?? but has no power.
What exactly do they service at 30000 miles and how much does a 30k maintenance service cost? barring that everything is good.
Are there dealerships with certified female sales people?
When leasing a car, is there a rate that I should be asking about, just like for financing. Trying to understand what I need to factor in. - Mary Ann
How much would it cost to replace the timing belt, tensioners and spark plugs?
I just bought a 2006 Maxima with low profile tires. The ride is awful rough. Can these be changed to something that rides smoother? They are 18 inch wheels.

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