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When my car sits for a few days, my brakes grab & squeal the first few times that I apply the brakes. It's worse in the winter. Is this something to be concerned about?
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 have a 2007 HHR with 42,000 miles. When I drive the car with just 2 people in it and I apply the brakes everything seems ok. I had 4 people in the car and when I applied the brakes to stop the front end has a bad shimmy. Any ideas? Thanks
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, ...
Front brakes: when applied there is a jerky motion like they are catching and releasing.
I have had two identical car accidents which involved my stepping on the accelerator instead of the brake as I was slowly easing into a parking spot. In both cases, the cars were totaled, even though I was going at a very slow speed. I am not elderly or impaired in any way, nor was I distracted during both incidents. I am otherwise a decent driver who ...
After 2 years of being told there was nothing wrong, the dealers quality control person found my issue. It would cost $2500.00 to replace the brake activator.(part:$2,072, labor:$330. plus tax. Is this realistic?

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