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Hello. My name is Hildegaard and I own a 1998 Toyota Rav4-L. In December 2007 I was broadsided by a driver who ran a red light. The insurance deemed the car fixable. I am not so sure. The front tire had to be replaced along with the tie rod and spindle hub. Now the car makes a strange noise (ticking sound) when breaking. My question: although I expected new ...
who said "for any accident to occur, two things need to go wrong?
I just installed a k&n cold air intake in my 94 corolla. I want to see a big effect and it makes a lot of sense that the effect would be more noticeable if I had a modified exhaust system. Do I need to replace the whole thing or just a certain part, cause the one I can find for my car is like 200 dollars.Thanks in advance
I have a 1998 Chevy blazer that is in excellent condition. After noticing a cooling leak I took my car to my local Chevy dealer and they said all the freeze-out plugs were leaking. The parts are very inexpensive, but the labor would be about $2500 because the transfer case and the transmission would have to be removed to gain access to the plugs. I do not ...
Thank You for your time! My sister has an older BMW convertible 90's or 80's. When she has her dog in the car she places the handle of the leash through the parking brake handle located in b/w the 2 front seats. I think this is very dangerous. The dog is a 2 yr old pit, weighing 45-50lbs. She usually drives w/the top down and if the brake get's pulled up ...
good day to u patty i plan on buying an H3 2007 model car but i like to ask about the petrol consumption, any common engine problems and complications that u know of in these cars as this is my first SUV car. also if u have some advice about it, like pros and cons pleaaaaaaseeee tell me. amir
How much would it cost to replace the o ring on my 1999 VW Beetle by a mechanic and how long would it take to replace? Thanks!

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