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My check engine light has come on after recently having my car repaired because it completely stopped excellerating.

Toyota Highlander Code C1336, SLIP, ABS and BRAKE Light goes ON on the Dash, What can I do?

Toyota Highlander Code C1336, Slip, ABS and Brake Light goes on, What can I do.

Hello. I am currently looking to replace the front license plate bracket on my car, but every bracket I am finding doesn't work with my car because the bumper is convex and therefore doesn't work with securely attacking the screws to the bracket and to the bumper. Please advise.

Hello. I have a 1998 Mercury Sable and it needs power steering fluid. The manual says it needs mercon atf but I can only find Mercon V - is this safe to put in my car even though I’ve used atf?

My radio has a cd button, but I do not see a cd insert spot and can not find it in the car. Where do I look ?

The catalytic converter in my car (automatic) is failing. My brother says I don't need one for a while. His as been failing in his Honda SUV (older manual) . My mechanic (woman friendly) says the negative backpressure can damage the engine. My car is bucking if I have to accelerate quickly sometimes.

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