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Looking for pedal extension for 2002 chevy cavlier for my 18 yold daughter who is very petite.
My 2003 pt cruiser stopped running in the middle of the freeway. Sent it to the Chrysler dealership and they stated I need to replace timing belt tensioner, idler pulley, water pump gasket and flush the cooling system. They gave me estimate worse case scenario $1295.00 maybe less but not more. What do you think?
While driving on the highway I heard a cracking sound on my 350E Mercedes windshield and noticed an approximately 1.5" horizontal crack about 2" above my wiper. I did not observe anything hitting the windshiled. When I examined the crack later, I noticed that there was a point of a pencil size crack at the beginning of the glass. The crack then extended ...
I purchased our daughter a 1999 VW beetle For $5500 for her 16yr. birthday. We did not have it inspected - bad mistake - we were dumb. So, when we purchased the car we knew the AC did not work. Within 3 wks of the purchase, not only did we repair the A/C blower motor, blower motor resistor and climate control panel, we had to replace the battery, clutch kit ...
I am looking at a Volvo that is about to go out of warranty. Should I buy an extension through the dealership or take my chances that the car will not cost me $2500.00 until I reach 100,000 miles. Please advise!
How much would it cost to replace the timing belt, tensioners and spark plugs?
I have an 2004 Ford Freestar and I am changing the alternator. I cannot loosen the tension to slip the belt back on. the ratchet I have is too big to fit in this small space Is there something I can do, or maybe a size I need. I do not want to strip the bolt.

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