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Hi, I was driving on the interstate yesterday when a I rolled over an unavoidable metal rod and it hit the underside of my car really hard. It looks like something that is connected to the right rear tire is damage. It looks like a piece of metal with a line (brake line?) was damaged. I just bought this car and would like to know if this would be covered ...
My 1997 Ford Crown Vic has 210K miles. In the past 6 months I put $2K in repairs into it (shocks, brakes, tires) Now the trans is acting up - stays too long in 1st gear before shifting. My mechanic says a Jasper rebuilt trans(75K/3yr warranty) will cost $2900 which is about $500 more than even Jasper says the total job should cost. A local rebuilder ...
I have a question for Suzanne Grego because she is an auto mechanic: I am very interested in cars, and as I read Suzanne's bio, it sounded similar to my life. I learned to change my own oil & fixed a lot of problems w/ my car starting with some help from my dad (alternator, new spark plugs, brake pads,headlights, tires, etc). Now I have an office ...
My brake pedal is very squeaky when I press it to the floor. No trouble lights have lit up on my control panel. I had the front brakes worked on about 6 months ago. Might I need brake fluid??
Steering wheel shakes when i brake, got alignment and brake pads replaced and it still does it at any speed. HELP!
Hi Patty, What is the average cost of a rear brake job for a 2002 Honda Accord? I was just charged $206.00. Is that fair? Thanks so much! Kathleen
Hi Patty- I had accidentally driven about 2 miles (slow speed) with the parking brake on. Then I noticed the Check Engine light came on. I checked the manual, gas cap is not loose, fuel is not low, it says to drive about 40 trips (now about 5 trips) and it is still on. 1. Would my mistake with the parking brake cause that to go on? 2. "trip" is about ...

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