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My Fiat Panda went into the Fiat dealer for some warranty work. When I returned to pick it up, someone had scratched from the front drivers door all the way to the back wing. They admitted fault and took...
I have a 2010 Volkswagen T5 Transporter camper conversion which has developed a pronounced clatter at the rear on rough roads - not over speed bumps though. I've check the furniture and all seems tightly...
I own a Nissan Qashqai 1.9 petrol automatic. When I accelerate up to a certain speed and then ease off the accelerator, the revs increase considerably, although the speed remains constant. When I then...
I drove my son's car last week, a 2007 Volkswagen Astra (35,000 miles). I heard a loud squeal and then it cut out and I smelled something burning, which lasted 30 seconds. The first RAC guy tried to bump...
We bought a 2008 Vauxhall Zafira, 55,000 miles, for £2495 on 22 July 2017 and drove the 130 miles home with no issues. On the 23 July the exhaust emissions light came on, so I contacted the seller and...
Can you tell me the OEM specification for the engine oil in a 2016 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 diesel? After hearing rumours of emission upgrades, I'll be having my car serviced at my regular garage (non franchise)....
I've got a 2002 Citroen C15 van, I don't have a manual with it. Does anyone have a diagram of the dashboard warning lights with a key? I'm trying to figure out what one of them is.
My 2011 Nissan X-Trail recently had the front wheel misalignment corrected and two new Avon ZX7 front tyres fitted at my local branch of a national tyre franchise. The rear tyres were part worn but the...
I had a an MoT carried out on my motor caravan this year. It failed on a rear binding brake and I was told to take the wheel off and tap the brake drum to free the brakes from binding. I did this and then...
At what mileage do the cam chain tensioner and water pump need changing in my 2005 Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 Ecotec? The driver's footwell is also soaked and I can't find where the leak is. Could you help?
 

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