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What is the recommended mileage for a timing belt replacement for a 2002 Toyota RAV4?
Vehicle Inspection When you take your car to be inspected and you have a list of what is required by your State, other than enrolling in auto-mechanic school, are there precautions you can take to keep from getting ripped off when they mention that something on the list needs fixing? In other words, are there red flags, etc. that tell us that they are ...
I have a 2001 Dodge Sport Caravan. My left head light works on dim but not the right. My Right head light works on high beam but the left high beam doesn't. I have changed the light bulbs three times but no improvement. What electrical board will I need to replace? And can I get one by ordering it on line?
My brakes make a scraping sound as I am driving until I press on the brake pedal. The sound stops and then resumes as I accelerate.
I am interested in buying a 2007 Honda CR-V EX. They are extremely popular in my area. The dealers do not have them on their lots and the inventory coming in is already taken by new buyers who place a deposit. Do you think waiting until the 2008's are out would result in a better deal, availability & price? Thanks!
My 2003 Acura MDX recently began experiencing an engine problem that can be characterized by normal operation for a few miles and then sputtering until the engine begins to miss and will not go at all and acts as if it is in neutral. This same pattern is repeated if the vehicle is turned off and then the same problem occurs again. Do you have any ideas as ...
I had the PCV valve replaced, but the check engine light is still on, and I get the same code from CarMD. Also, I still get some hesitation while accelerating. I assume there are more parts related to the PCV that may need to be replaced, but I'm not sure how to do it. Any advice? Thanks! Brent

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