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I have 1988 Toyota Camry with a new rebuilt motor. Its rear end has been smashed, but there's no front damage. the engine is 2200 fwd with a five-speed manual transmission. Can i put the original 1988 engine and tranny into 1996 toyota camry fwd 2200 engine with manual transmission? Can I put the 88 into the 96 and swap Motor and Transmissions. Thank you.
Looking at buying a 2010 Acadia with 270,000 miles, but has had good maintenance done, what do you think?
For some reason my trunk opens on its own. Usually when I pressed the clicker once to open it, only the drivers door would open. Now the Driver and the Hatch back open. The strange thing is that it doesn't happen all the time! so I have been using the key. But every time I get out I have to make sure that it's locked because sometimes, out of nowhere it ...
Sometimes screeching noise comes and goes off while driving
I have a 1991 Mazda mx6 non turbo manual. I just got an oil change and now i'm hearing a weird sound from under the hood. What do i do?
I had a lil tap so i added a qt of lucas oil treatment now it blows white smoke when i mash the gas. If i drain it and put a new filter will it stop smoking?
What oil does my car use conventional or synblend?

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