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Hi - i just picked up my New Jeep Wrangler 2007 last night, and this morning I noticed a "chirping" sound. I took the vehicle to the Dealer and they said that the clutch release bearing is defective. When I compress the clutch, the sound does disappear. They said to make this repair they will have to remove the transmission, when they replace the part. ...
what is the difference between 2wd 4wd and awd. what would be the best for snowy/icy condition and a great family car as well?
i have '97 bmw 740i, and got a check engine light come on. code says p1174, & p1175. my research says it's"Fuel Trim Adaptation Additive Bank 1 Malfunction". Un-metered air leaks may occur in the following areas causing the above situation: Intake manifold gaskets may be leaking. Plug cap(s) and the vacuum hose for the fuel pressure regulator on the ...
I have just changed my egr valve on my 1997 dodge stratus 2.4 fuel inj. well I have a steam coming off of it and I don't know where it goes. when I put everything back to gether I thought it was right ,but I cant find the line that must go to this pipe/steam,when I put my finger over it it blows air out of it so I know it must have a line some where to run ...
How many miles per gallon should I be getting on a 2001 Nissan XTerra? Can installing a remote car starter affect the MPG? How do I calculate my car's MPG?
I was going to purchase a Dodge Charger SXT, however, because it is rear-wheel drive and I just found out that they don't have snow tires to fit car around here, I decided not to buy. I live in upstate ny and we have bad winter weather. How good is rear wheel drive (I have front wheel drive now)

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