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The check engine light on my car came on about a week ago. When I got it checked out, the message said "Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold." I would like to get a full diagnostic run so I can figure out exactly what is wrong with my car. How much is it to get a full diagnostic run on my car?
What is the real price on a 2001 Volvo C70 with 92000 miles in fair condition? Should I worry about the turbo?
I have a 2001 Saturn SL and it has over 130000 miles. I can
My car has a timing belt. Can you tell me when is the recommended replacement interval for the timing belt and is it recommended to replace the water pump in conjunction with the belt?
My brake pedal is very squeaky when I press it to the floor. No trouble lights have lit up on my control panel. I had the front brakes worked on about 6 months ago. Might I need brake fluid??
I just purchased a car yesterday.. I wanted to know if I got a good deal.. Or if they ripped me off.. It is a 2005 Ford Escape with 56K. I financed for $13,000
I am considering purchasing a new 2008 Subaru Forrester. What do you think of this vehicle?

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