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Old 04-05-2005, 03:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When I first bought my car my Dad's friend who is a mechanic and who worked on teh car told me my rims are bent to shit and only straightened the front two. A week later I was screwin around with teh car and slid sideways, regained traction, and slammed headon into a curb. Anyway, I was just wondering of any chains such as Sears that works with tires who can straighten my rims at a REASONABLE price. I paid 100 the first time which really pissed me off (for each rim). Also, how much does a leeking power steering fluid hose matter if you barely loose any fluid? Will it lower your performance of your steering because it needs to be a perfect seal? Also, I loose about 3 inches of coolant every few weeks or so out of the resovoir. Is this a lot and can I patch it up with that stuff you put in? Thanks for reading the randomness. oh wait haha and can I replace the coolant sensor without flushing my system. I figure if I just take the take off and close the other hoses no air bubbles will get in. Thanks in advance.
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not too sure about your leaking problems... but i have a place near me, that fixes rims for 70 bucks a piece...

sorry i can't help out more..
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Thanks for the reply. How badly do bent rims effect the performance of manuevering? I can't tell if it it's worth 280+ if it isn't actually going to make a difference. Plus, what is the DEAL WITH CREAKING weatherstripping! I heard about putting adhesive felt tape onto the door and only one all weather was recommended but it needed to be ordered in bulk. Anyone heard of a permenent fix for this? When it's raining it is 100% silent so it can't be anything but the weatherstripping.
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