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The tire pressure monitor constantly lights up on my 2005 Toyota Corolla. And just as frequently I check and adjust the pressure on all four tires. The pattern of low/adequate pressure is random - sometimes the tires will be fine, sometimes one or more will be off by 1-4 pounds. The history is this: I don't use the car that much. When I had my 3,500 mile ...
1. Am considering purchasing a Mercury Mariner hybrid. I ski in the Sierra Nevada Mountains a lot in the winter. How do the hybrids hold up in very cold weather and snow conditions? 2. If the car is an AWD or 4WD, do I put chains on the front or the back wheels? 3. Does the extended cold weather have a negative affect the battery pack? Thank ...
I'm doing a timing job but I can't seem to get the lower timing chain cover off. I'm stuck, what do I do?
"check engine" light stays on. I had the truck hooked to a computer and the oxygen sensor replaced, jets blown out and timing chain replaced and the light remains on. Any suggestions? Linda
The dealer keeps telling me that I need to get the timing chain changed on my 2002 Hyundai Sonata before I reach 60,000 miles. What happens if I do not do this? It is an expensive repair and I do not know if it is necessary.
Does the Acura TL 2012 have a timing belt or timing chain?
when should timing belt or chain be replaced on a 2008 mdx

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