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Your rotors are humming, Phil.

03.01.1998

I did a front-end brake job on my ' Dodge Ram truck I took the front rotors off and had them turned at a local shop I put in new pads and put everything back together correctly I drove away...

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If your local mechanic has already replaced two clutches, it's time to let the dealer have a crack.

03.01.1998

Unless you can give me an answer to my problem I may need to sell my car on a cold morning in the dead of winter I have a Nissan SX with a five-speed transmission When I first start the...

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Fact or fiction: Diesel is less polluting than gasoline.

03.01.1998

My husband is buying a new Ford pickup He wants to buy a diesel engine because he says it's more fuel-efficient will last longer and is less polluting than gas I don't know about the first two but I find...

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Can you recommend a small AWD vehicle for my petite wife?

03.01.1998

I'm about to purchase a new vehicle primarily for my wife's use She has no interest in being involved in the purchase decision but will be the first to let me know if I've made a mistake after the fact...

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