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My car squeaks under the fender and leans a little. Are my brakes supposed to grab and make a groaning noise?
You are the only person I trust - My Pontiac Vibe has a clicking sound when I push on the brake petal Any Ideas?
Is there a book or resource available that will aid in starting a car inspection shop? I don't have a background in the automotive industry (I graduated with a degree focused more on psychology and philosophy) but I am a quick study and highly motivated. I'm only interested in inspection, tires, brakes and oil changes - no major repair work. I plan on ...
A few weeks ago I had my brakes repaired and my exhaust replaced. Ever since my car has been back from the shop, The rear driver side tire area has been making a clicking/clacking sound related to how fast I'm driving (driving slower, clicks are further apart, etc...). It stops when I push the brake pedal, and it usually disappears once I am going over 40 ...
My6 wheels are squealing when I apply the brakes. I took the car to a mechanic and he checked it and could find nothing wrong and said maybe dust got in them. This doesn't seem right although he has been my mechanic for years. Is this true about the dust?
I have a 1995 Pontiac Grand AM SE with 200,000 kms. I need to repair air conditioning, brake system and ignition, all for $ 2000. Is it worth it in your opinion to spend this money on this car? The car is in immaculate shape no rust at all. Will the car be safe to commute to work everyday 50 kms or do you think that it's still a death trap once it is ...
No brake lights except center one in back window. Have replaced fuse, bulbs and switch. What else?

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