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Based on fueleconomy.gov your are getting a little better than what's expected. Comparing the less accurate old rating system to the new, it's still not as high as you were expecting, but it was higher. Compare Old and New MPG Estimates The manual transmission with the 2.0 gets the best mileage that year If you look up mpg on some sites it just ...


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The key to your mechanic's response about changing the timing belt and water pump "now" is that you have no real indication of the maintenance history of the car. You don't know if it's been changed or not. A timing belt could last for that long, but who knows. The mechanic is giving sound advice because he's trying to help you protect your interests. Do ...


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You can have a look at the condition of the belt to gauge its condition. But you'll need to have seen quite a number of timing belts to be able to tell. The risk is that when a timing belt snaps, it damages your valves and pistons too. To fix that will require the engine be taken apart and the damaged parts replaced. It's not a cheap thing to do. ...


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The standard test for a wheel bearing goes something like this: Jack up the appropriate end/corner of the car and support it on axle-stands Grasp the wheel firmly at top and bottom and try to shake it - there should be a tiny amount of movement, any more is suspect. Repeat step 2 for side-to-side Spin the wheel and listen for any unusual noise, or ...



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