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Worth contacting Toyota's zone manager to see about strut repair.

04.01.2003

I have just been told by our Toyota dealer that our Avalon with miles needs new strut plates AND struts for a mere the car is incredibly noisy thunk thunk thunk when going over any size bump and even on...

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You should bring along ignition coils on your roadtrip as your VW Golf is infamous for having theirs fail.

04.01.2003

After years of driving bondo-colored bolt buckets with beach towels for upholstery I finally got a real car one made in the current decade It's a VW Golf and I want to take care of it I am also planning...

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How can I clean my engine in an environmentally responsible manner?

04.01.2003

Automobile engines get dirty as they age I would like to clean my engine but I am concerned that the water and strong chemicals might damage electronic components as well as rubber and plastic components and that lubricants in the...

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What do you think about continuously variable transmissions?

04.01.2003

I have seen a few cars offered with Continuously Variable Transmissions The Nissan Murano offers one as does the Saturn VUE This is an interesting concept to me It offers an infinite number of gears the lure of optimal gas...

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