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i have a 1994 Cadillac Seville and I had the right front strut replaced because my tires were rubbing and wearing bad and quick what do you think could be the problem any advice would be greatly appreciated I am tired of getting the run around from so many suppose to be mechanics thank you in advance
My drive belt broke on my 1999 Chrysler Cirrus Now the mechanic says its a/c compressor how do I know if it really is that
We have moved to a new town. I've recently had my 1997, Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, 6 cylinder, 2 wheel drive, serviced by a Jeep dealer. I have 128,000+ miles on this car and have been the sole owner, have had great service prior to my move from an independent car mechanic. The (new) dealer/service dept. recommends repairs to a cracked exhaust manifold ...
I have a '90 Jeep Cherokee Laredo. I've had some financial problems the past few years so my car has been sitting in my garage for the better part of 5.5 yrs. Prior to that it ran GREAT. Has around 32k miles, most of which were on it when purchased around '98. At one point the steering column became very loose and I just quit driving it. Three yrs ago a ...
Dear Patty: I own a Nissan Altima 2001, my brakes do not hold very well when I am reverse parking in a space, they appear to grip and let loose and bumping into the car behind me, my mechanic told me its the master cylinder that the cause, can you please tell me is the reason, I recently had changed the brake linings on all four wheels, since then this ...
My 03 Honda Civic needs a new timing belt. (Mileage is now at 71k and I've always heard this should be done by 60k, oops). I'm having trouble getting estimates because mechanics want to know engine size and specs. The owner's manual doesn't seem to have this info in an obvious place. What details do I need to know about the engine to get an estimate? And ...
I am considering buying a VW Passat (2001) for approximately $10,000. The car has 41000 miles on it and looks to be in great shape. I've yet to take it to a mechanic for a final check, but I was wondering what your opinion is based on the information I gave you. Thanks, Renee

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