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    Hire Car which one? (visiting USA from UK)
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    Hi this is my first post and really need your help and advice. I am hiring a car for my family and I for 2 weeks and I have the choice of a Chevrolet Traverse (or similar type) or a Chrystler town and country (or similar type) from Avis. There will be 7 of us and not much luggage (3 cases). So my question is what would you guys choose? I want a nice car to drive thats also comfortable. I dont know anything about american cars so I thought I would ask the experts. Any advice or help will be gratefully received.

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    Running 09 Malibu without engine cover
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    So I'm quite new to working on my car, which is a 2009 chevy malibu 2.4L. I obtained a p0172 engine code which is a system too rich code. I looked online and it says to check for a vacuum leak, check the fuel injectors, and check the fuel pressure pump. All of these things are covered by the engine cover which acts as an intake manifold and has the Pcv hose and throttle body connected to it. Although I'm pretty sure I can run the engine without the cover if the car is stationary, I'm not 100% positive and would like the advice of some more experienced people. Thanks!

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    Not sure what this is
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    I have a 2007 Chevy impala yesterday I went to back up heard a pop now when I try to reverse or even drift backwards in Neutral it's real tight and grinds. I pulled tire off and found this attaching a photo. Would this cause the problem and if that is not the problem what part is this and is this extremely bad this part runs from 1 side of the front tire to the other 20190324_172617.thumb.jpg.8b7f9a36f51d310ff47cdeaf75edf1f6.jpg

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    Car Batteries
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    Hey guys,

    What would be a good battery for my vehicle?

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    Smoke coming from diff/cv's??
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    Hello all, this is my first post on this forum so hello! :)

    I am new to repairing/fixing cars so I can do basic things etc etc

    However I bought a 1998 Subaru Liberty --I am in Australia so its Liberty not Legacy :(

    Anyway, recently the car has started jolting and sometimes makes a loud whining noise??

    I couldnt even get it to start for a few days, but after I cleaned all this weird black gunk out from underneath the car near the oil pan, diff and all that the car (with much resistance) decided to turn over. I let it run for a while and gave it a few good hard revs as it wasn't holding a stable idle (it was going above and below 1k rpm) anyway long story short I ran it for around 5 mins and upon turning it off and opening the engine bay a weird smoke poured out that I had never seen before - it seemed to be resonating somewhere from the front left CV and the weird cog thing in the engine. Which I believe to be the differential as its an AWD car.

    As I said I am new to the whole car repairing thing, so I am completely stumped on what to do, should I get a new differential, throw some new lubricant on it or what???

    Any help or advice is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks all!


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