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I want to sell my car private party vs. trading it in, however I prefer not having to disclose my personal contact information. Any suggestions or recommendations? Thank you!
Why does my trac off light stay on in my car?
My 2008 acadia makes a noise like a spring is loose. what do you think it could be?
1995 Altima won't start - Battery good, starter good. Changed spark plugs. Changed wires. Changed distributor cap & rotor. Performed spark test (spark looked weak, but is present at plugs & coil). Tested coil primary (1.4ohm) & secondary (13.43ohm) resistance. Tested power transistor resistance (had resistance where it should). Checked fuel pump fuse, good. ...
I have 1996 Maxima. It would crank over and start but then die. It has very low idle and sometimes normal. Check engine lite on.
I have a 99 Toyota Corolla.I replaced my passenger side strut mount. It was worn and cracked and would have broken at any time, so I went ahead and did it at 120,000 miles. My car is now at 147,987 and the same strut mount is broken. This time, it is wobbling in its spot. I have to wait for my next pay to buy the mount and install it. How dangerous is it to ...
Which is better on your car, driving through town where you have 5 or 6 stop light/signs or going 5 miles out of your way but with only 1 stop? Is the stop and go worse on your car or is it more important to think about the miles you're putting on your car?

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