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I drive a 1998 Isuzu Rodeo 6 cyl. I have been having trouble with the brakes off and on for about a year. I had brakes and rotors installed at Mineike and they cheated me. They set my ABS light on and it will not go off. They would not pay because it was "not thier fault." According to them, I was missing an ABS piece I needed before I came to them. Funny, ...
I am looking at a Saab 9-5 Arc with turbo; a 2002 with 61,000 miles on it. Soon to be college grad with limited budget in the following years. Car has never been in any accidents, but I was wondering with so many miles if the car is due for some engine or expensive maintenance? I\*m worried with a few more thousand miles I\*ll need to do some kind of big ...
I have a 2002 Honda Civic with 59,000 miles.Last weekend it overheated.There was water in the overfill container.I let it cool down,then added water.It stayed in ad didn*t overheat again.My mechanic thinks it could be the thermostat,but I didn*t tink that would cause it to overheat?
I recently got a new power steering pump for my 2001 civic and the mechanic put in automatic transmission fluid saying its okay. is it really okay?
Hi, I*ve been told by my (usually trusted) mechanic at Toyota that my transmission fluid is dirty (black) and I need a trans. fluid flush. I have a *94 Camry with just under 200,000 miles, and I*ve been reading about this. Some sources say it*s a definite no-no to do a flush, especially on a high-mileage car because you*re forcing fluids out through the ...
have a 1989 4dr automatic honda civic,runs excellent but really need a wagon for next evacuation(2dogs,2cats)friend has 1988 volvo 240DL wagon about the same milage 140,000,she wants $1800 what do you think?also taking into consideration future prices on repair.was poor before katrina even more poor now and my trusted mechanic was washed away.feeling ...
Help me!! For the love of Pete (or in my case Chris), we can*t figure out what is wrong with my 1993 Honda Civic LX. Five years ago we took it in (to a "reputable" repair shop) for routine maintenance as we were planning a road trip from Baltimore to Montreal to see the Canadian Grand Prix. We get the usual, tire rotation, oil change, etc. and are told ...

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