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When I come to a stop, my car feels like its going to die out, but it iss just a slight sensation. It never has died out. As long as I am actually on the move, the car is fine. Any ideas of what could be wrong? Thanks.
why did the tire dealer insist on putting my new tires on the back of the car
In replacing a serpentine belt on a mini cooper S there is very little room; what is the best advice on loosening the tensioner
I have a 2010 acadia 5w30 is on the oil cap my servicing dealer uses 10w30 synthetic is this o.k.
I own a 2003 Nissan Murano. Lately I have noticed a fluid leaking from the rear of the car by a bracket on the rear axle. It is dirty and oily and smells of rust. Do you have any idea what it could be? I asked my mechanic and he said it wasn't a problem, but the leaked area on the garage floor is expanding. Thanks, Debbie
There is a bumpy sheet of what looks like aluminum that covers a small section underneath my car. Due to weather conditions and salt put down on the roads the metal has rotted away where it was once held in place. Now it is hanging and drags when I drive. I did not receive a handbook when I bought the car (from boyfriend's relative) and I cannot find any ...
Today while driving down the road, my 99 4 runner made a strange noise and then began to smell and put off a smoke or steam..not sure. Obviously I pulled over and turned off the vehicle. There was fluid leaking from underneath. When starting back up...it made a very noticeable noise while running..maybe knocking like. Any ideas on what this could be?

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