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Can I have my BMW 525i Brake fluid changed at a GoodYear facility vs the BMW dealer?
I am in San Diego, CA and I have a 2000 Ford Windstar. For the last week it has been shifting/behaving awkwardly when I accelerate from a stop or after slowing down. It felt like the jerk you feel when riding with someone who does not drive a 5-speed well. 2 days ago it jerked more than usual. After driving 16.6miles I parked. As I parked I pulled a little ...
My 2004 Audi A6 accidentally got the transmission fluid plug pulled the car has 114,500 and has never had been changed. I had more transmission fluid added. I was advised not to have my transmission flushed. Is my car ok?
I have a 98 honda civic with 125K on it. 80% of my driving is city. I usually change oil every 3000k. it that the best interval for me? also, when do I need to change transmission fluid and coolant?
NO PROBLEMS - LOVE THIS VEHICLE!Original owner *98 4Runner, 4WD, 4 cylinder, 111,000 miles, Very clean, serviced regularly at dealer for first 10 years, now looking elsewhere (felt I was getting ripped off at dealer - too expensive, and charging for things I didn*t think I needed) - original clutch, original brakes. New tires. New exhaust system (catalytic ...
I own a 2003 Nissan Murano. Lately I have noticed a fluid leaking from the rear of the car by a bracket on the rear axle. It is dirty and oily and smells of rust. Do you have any idea what it could be? I asked my mechanic and he said it wasn't a problem, but the leaked area on the garage floor is expanding. Thanks, Debbie
Today while driving down the road, my 99 4 runner made a strange noise and then began to smell and put off a smoke or steam..not sure. Obviously I pulled over and turned off the vehicle. There was fluid leaking from underneath. When starting back up...it made a very noticeable noise while running..maybe knocking like. Any ideas on what this could be?

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