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I just had the a/c in my 1999 honda civic repaired: new compressor and dryer. It cost me $850. But now the mechanic says I need a new condenser because the high pressure is outside of the appropriate range. The pressure now reads 350, he says it should be around 300. Is this really a problem? He thinks there may be some blockage in the condenser, and that ...
What kind of transmission fluid to i need for a 1997 chevrolet lumina
how much does it cost for a compressor to me replaced in a 98 ford mustang
While we hear the same tips about improving gas mileage all the time, we never hear theme rank ordered from the best to the least helpful. Number 1 is non-agressvie driving. Got that! But is tire inflation really that helpful? How to resolve the conflict bewtween the tire*s molded PSI pressure of 42 max PSI and the Toyota Corolla door frame lable which ...
I am looking to buy my currently leased 2004 Malibu Maxx LT for $9827. What I would like to know is if there are any other car issues that I need to be aware of and budget for if I purchase this vehicle with the intent to keep it for 4 more years. The mileage is 58000. I have been the only driver. I have provided the vehicle with scheduled ...
I have a 2002 chevy silvarado. I am changing the tansmition fluid and would like to know if it is ok to use 75w-140 synthetic gear oil. it says its for lt. truck and suv*s. is this ok. thanks Stella
Help me!! For the love of Pete (or in my case Chris), we can*t figure out what is wrong with my 1993 Honda Civic LX. Five years ago we took it in (to a "reputable" repair shop) for routine maintenance as we were planning a road trip from Baltimore to Montreal to see the Canadian Grand Prix. We get the usual, tire rotation, oil change, etc. and are told ...

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