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Just purchased a used 2012 Chevy Impala LT with 30,000 miles. Does it have a replaceable fuel filter and PCV valve? Can't find any part listings at local parts stores. thanks
Hi, I recently bought a used 2008 automatic Subaru Legacy limited 2.5i. We got it checked out by a mechanic, and it seemed fine. But after a few weeks the transmission started to jerk (especially at lower speeds)and it sometimes shakes when braking into idle. We had the transmission checked by 2 different mechanics but they cant find anything and the ...
The front brakes on my car went bad, My mechanic says I need brake pads and rotors. He also said the left caliper caused the problem. He is reccomending that I replace both front calipers and both front brakes hoses. My question is, Do I need the reccomended items? or is he just trying to sell me something I don't need.
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'm looking at this make and model vehicle to buy used for $12,000. Has there been any problems listed with this car that I should have a mechanic check out first?
I drive a 2007 Mazda 3 GS 4-door sedan with 85,000km (appx. 52,800 miles) on it. When I went in for a routine oil change, my Mazda dealership told me I needed the front left lower control arm to be replaced, as well as the rear trailing arm bushings (among other things, totalling over $1600+tax). Mazda told me one of the rear bushings was "completely out", ...
CEL light came on 3rd week of Dec-2012. Light stayed on. Car was parked for 1 1/2 I was out on vacation. When I came back on April 17th, battery dead, went to get a new one at Toy dealer. A month later the car lost power. Took it to a mechanic kept on giving code P0171..mechanic have checked and installed new or used parts: MAF, fuel injectors, fuel ...

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