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The dealer installed a new axle seal because I had transmission fluid leaking on floor.I noticed a few days later it was still leaking a little so after taking back to dealer,they said I need a new transmission. The van drives fine and there are no noises.Do I really need a 3K transmission?
Can my EGR valve still be bad even if vacuum will open it?
My left rear tire wore excessively 3 mo. ago & I replaced the tire and rotated the tires. It was agreed I needed an alignment but the tire store was not able to do it. Last week the Right rear tire began making a noise. I took the car into my mechanic & asked him to check out the right wheel noise, do the alignment & change the oil.He changed the oil & ...
I bought my Jeep used from a dealership. It had 27k miles and one owner. It was 2 yrs old at the time. I now have 100k miles. I had to replace the transmission at 80569 miles (2006). The serpentine belt was replaced at 56983 miles. Power steering pump replaced at 98450 miles. This is a 4x4 v-8. I cannot afford to replace this vehicle. What should I ask ...
I need 4 new all season tires for a 2005 Nissan Maxima SE, traction handling good sidewalls 245/45/18 what is a very good tire?
I just got a 2 yr-old Toyota Tacoma pickup handed down to me from my dad, but my dad passed away so I really do not know what sorts of things I need to do to upkeep a car. I was wondering if there was a simple list of maintenance things I should be looking for at a certain mileage point (Like at what mileage is good to change a timing belt, change brakes, ...
Hello, I bought a 2008 Toyota Camry 6 days ago from a used car dealership. The total amount for the car was $15,780 with $3,000 cash down payment. Today I see on the deale's internet site that the car is listed for 13,999. Can I renegotiate my contract with the dealer? Or is it too late, because I already purchased the car? Thank you in advance.

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