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so i have a 86 toyota pickup and it runs like it has a constant motor slip somewhere, ive checked timing, plugs and plug wires, it is feul injected and ive changed injectors and ran injector cleaner through it. it has been to two different mechanics and they have given up on trying to find the problem, its wierd though because it still gets 18 mpg but if ...
My Sequoia Limited has had brake squeal essentially since the day that we got it. The squeal happens at a very high pitch (sometimes so high that my husband can't even hear it). The squeal happens at low speeds and during the light braking. When they have 'fixed' it, it starts up again after a few weeks. When it starts up again, it only when the car is ...
My car continues to over heat. The fans work. I have replaced the thermostat in it twice now. When the car is in idle that's when it over heats. I have to turn on the heat and start driving to cool things off.
My used Nissan Maxima worked fine when I lived in Seattle. After moving to GA, the car has been giving problems and I have to take it to the mechanic almost every month for the past 7 months to change brakes, starter, belts..... My worry now is that when I drive, the normal noise of the car suddenly gets bigger ( Like flapping noise) for about a minute and ...
I have 2006 Maxima SL. I replaced my summer tires last year with Cooper performance tires. Within 2 months they started cupping. Can you please let me know what would be a good tire option for me that provides good value, wear and performance? I need a tire that will perform well at high speeds and fast cornering. But I also don't want to spend a ton of ...
My fuel pump just started to make a high pitched squealing noise. What might be the cause of this?
My Toyota Celica wants to start but won't completely turn over. I have tried numerous things to get it working and nothing helps. What do you think?

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