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Hi, I took my Chevy Trailblazer to the dealer for a recall repair and they said my water pump also needed repair for $460. I'm making the repair since I need to travel in a couple days, but asked the service rep and manager for discounts or coupons and they would not help me. Doesn't this seem expensive and a coincidence? Thanks! Karen
Automatic transmissions vs. manual transmissions?
My brakes make a scraping sound as I am driving until I press on the brake pedal. The sound stops and then resumes as I accelerate.
I have a 2001 Dodge Sport Caravan. My left head light works on dim but not the right. My Right head light works on high beam but the left high beam doesn't. I have changed the light bulbs three times but no improvement. What electrical board will I need to replace? And can I get one by ordering it on line?
What is the proper transmission fluid for 1996 VW Jetta, manual transmission, 2.0 4 cylinder engine?
Why does my gas pedal get stuck when pushed all the way and the engine makes knocking sound? Also all the oil leaked out.
Hi Patty, I am looking for a new car and went to dealer the other day who started out charming and when we sat down to discuss figures he pushed a PO in front of me and told me that he could not do any calculations until I signed it. I told him I will do the calculations at home and walked out. Being totally disgusted I have been reading several articles ...

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