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Hello. My name is Hildegaard and I own a 1998 Toyota Rav4-L. In December 2007 I was broadsided by a driver who ran a red light. The insurance deemed the car fixable. I am not so sure. The front tire had to be replaced along with the tie rod and spindle hub. Now the car makes a strange noise (ticking sound) when breaking. My question: although I expected new ...
Hi! My son had a 1988 Camry that was in excellent condition inside and out with low miles. We loved the car and he worked all last summer to make the money to buy it. It was stolen from a store parking lot last month. Three weeks later the police found it in a field totally trashed. Truly heart breaking! We did not know that these cars were so easy to ...
Sometimes while driving my 2010 Chevrolet Malibu over 40mph and then breaking. The car rattles a little bit. Could this be due to cold weather?
My Sequoia abs light and traction light recently lit up. a few days later the vehicle wouldn't start. after replacing the battery, the vehicle was stalling when slowing or coming to a stop. I took it in to Toyota dealing to fix the stalling issue. They said the 'YAW RATE" censer needed replacing. But this wouldn't necessarily fix the stalling or not ...

In the last 2 months our car has been in the repair shop 4 times. Problems from serpentine breaking, problems with the power steering and now we need a new radiator. Is this normal and what is a good aftermarket radiator. Thank you for your time. Rosemary


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