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Just purchased 2000 Honda Accord sedan with V-6 and 52,000 miles. The TIMING BELT has only 52,000 miles but is now 16 years old......do I need to get it replaced?

Thank you

My Honda Accord loses power especially going up hill, and it also makes strange noise from exhaust.

Any suggestions? 

I have a 1999 Mitsubishi Galant and my rpm instrument (tachometer) does not register when engine is running. Do you have any suggestions? 

With the key in the on position you can start the car in any gear. Do you have any suggestions?

The driver's side window of my Lexus RX300 is stuck (in the up position, thankfully). I fixed it once by watching a YouTube video and soldering the pins in the control panel. However, it did not last. I tried to find a new relay switch but they are apparently not made anymore. Now I'm looking at a very expensive fix if I take it to PepBoys or ...

I have a 2004 Volkswagen Beetle convertible. I need a driver's side door latch and actuator. I'm wondering if one from a 2004 beetle hatchback will work, or is it different?

I have a 2006 Honda Accord that has a bad front motor mount in the front. Should I have that one replaced or just replace them all?


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