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I have a 2003 Hyundai sonata that has 108k which will be paid off feb/March 2019. I had to repair to engine belts last.month and then oil gasket cover in which I had to repair and have to keep my eye on the oil every week and get the oil change every so often NOT BY THE NORMAL MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE EITHER. So I looked at a 2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 s model ...

I'm trying to make a more educated decision on the purchase of my next vehicle (within the next month or so) and need some advice from someone who knows much more about cars than I do. I have a few very specific needs that require a very specific vehicle, but now that I've identified those needs and narrowed down the vehicle search, I'm still ...

Causes of check engine light

HI, I believe that this is an engine issue but I am not sure. At some point my car started making a metallic sound. It first started off sounding like a bell ringing sound. This would happen after I had accelerated past a certain speed and then it would continue for a little while even after I had stopped. I don't think it happens as soon as I turn ...

I replaced the water pump and timing belts for the first time on 2.3 vtec engine. Before I start engine I want to be sure It won't damage internal parts. If I can rotate with ratchet is it safe to start the engine?

Hello there, I imported Prius 2013 from japan. Its millage is 80,000 kms. From a month its having shaking/vibration in front portion/engine while accelerating (20km/s to 90/kms speed). I have visited to Toyota workshop and diagnosed it. I got the wheel balancing/alignment/crossing done as well as engine/gear oil also changed but the problem remains ...

Its raining and i went through a flooded street. Next thing my truck stalls out and when i turned it back on it started shaking like it wanted to stall out again and my engine sounds louder than usual. Any tips?


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