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I am in the process of replacing my 1997 Kia Sportage with another "new" used car. I've been looking quite a bit at the Jeep Liberty Sport, since it is comparable in size to my Kia and I don't think it would be a problem for me to drive. Usually I have a friend who works on cars check it out for me, but he is not available anymore to do that. However, he ...
My AC is blowing out this black, porous material. When I increase my ac it starts making very loud noises. What do you think might be wrong. Thank you.
Hi Patty, It was really hot in my 1997 Corolla today so I turned on the air conditioning. The fan got louder but no strange noises and the air was not cold at all. It was only then that I remembered that at the end of last summer, the air didn*t seem as cold as before. How do you know whether I just need to get the Freon topped up or if there*s a bigger ...
Hey, I was told a few months ago that my bushing on my transmission is rusty and that to replace it would cost around $1700.00. I am not having any transmission problems and no noises. The car place said they would expect noises to come soon. What does this mean?
My truck is making weird noises when I turn. How can I tell if my power steering needs fluid or if the line has a hole or the power steering unit is going out? thanks
I had my transmission services at the local Toyota dealer at 58,000 miles for it is 60k service. Three days later the transmission began to leak and make noises. The dealer said it had nothing to do with what they did and denied responsibility. My extended warranty company GE, also denied claim because of after market suspension and air intake system. An ...
The dealer installed a new axle seal because I had transmission fluid leaking on floor.I noticed a few days later it was still leaking a little so after taking back to dealer,they said I need a new transmission. The van drives fine and there are no noises.Do I really need a 3K transmission?

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