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How often should I be changing my transmission fluid?

04.01.1995

I have been taking my ' VW Scirocco to those instant oil change places for years Maybe that's why I have miles on it and it still runs great Lately these instant oil change places have increased the number of...

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Where can I research the reliability of the Dodge Intrepid I'm considering buying?

04.01.1995

I'm Jack an year old geezer who needs your help Knowing how much you two brothers love and admire one another I feel I can rely on both of you for sage advice I've had it in mind to buy...

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When replacing brake pads doesn't fix the vibration in my front-end, what's next?

04.01.1995

I drive a Ford Taurus When I apply the brake pedal the whole car begins to shake especially the front end The faster I'm going the worse it shakes I took the car to a mechanic who said I needed...

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My pickup doesn't tow uphill as well as it used to. What could be the culprit?

04.01.1995

I have a Chevrolet pick up with a engine It's used to pull a -foot travel trailer When this engine was first installed it had more than enough power to run up hills with this small trailer This past summer...

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