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My AC is blowing out this black, porous material. When I increase my ac it starts making very loud noises. What do you think might be wrong. Thank you.
Suddenly, my 2000 Dodge Durango started making a whining or humming noise on the expressway. Took it to Sears, they told me to take it to the dealers, as the rear end was leaking fluids. Can you give me more information? Thank you.
I have a 98 Dodge Avenger. The check engine light stays on. My car does not pass emissions test and the car is in the shop for three days now. The computer read outs do not tell them what the problem. All read outs say the car is operating fine. The only glitch is the car does not run well first thing in the morning. Can you help. I am afraid this is ...
Re: 2006 Ford Explorer XLT, 4X4, V6, Tow pkg. (Tires are Michelin P235-70R16 Cross Trainer) Existing tires have 16,000 mi. with even wear. One tire (FR) needs to be replaced. Three shops have indicated that the amount of tread a new tire will add (approx. 1/4") as compared to the tread remaining on the three existing tires is significant enough to throw ...
I have a 2001 ford focus, my oil was low and the light came on, I had oil changed the next day. The light is still on, how do I reset it so it will go off?
My wife jammed my seat belt in the car door now I can't open it what can I do... help me. thanks bar
Hi! I own a 1999 Toyota Camry sedan. It has 88,000 miles on it. As I understand it is recommended that the timing belt be replaced at 90,000, the dealer said that to "save money" I should have the water pump replaced at the same time. Could I wait until perhaps, 100,000 miles to replace the timing belt? Would it matter? Thanks!

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