Another bad alternator, or a rare case of a Swedish syndrome known as "ground wire burnout"?

06.01.1996

Here's another Saab story for you My girlfriend has a non-turbo It starts fine idles for a while then stalls If you try to start it the battery just acts dead If you jump start it it will run fine...

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Are there any aftermarket products that could improve gas mileage on my new truck?

06.01.1996

I just bought a Ford F- short bed extended cab small V- I know trucks are not known for getting great gas mileage However can you suggest any aftermarket products I can use that would help improve the mileage I've...

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What are "arm bushings" and "sway bushings"...and is it worth replacing them?

06.01.1996

I recently took my Toyota Camry All Wheel Drive to the dealer to have the center exhaust pipe repaired In addition to fixing the pipe the dealer informed me that I need to replace the rear control arm bushings and...

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What is "dealer cost" and is it legitimate?

06.01.1996

I had the agonizing experience of negotiating the buying of a new Jeep Wrangler S The subject of dealer cost came up time and again during the course of our lengthy negotiations The sales people including two or three levels...

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Overdrive on steep, hilly roads?

06.01.1996

I have a Mitsubishi Montero with an automatic transmission It is incredibly reliable and I hope to have it for many years I recently got a new job and my daily commute now takes me down a long winding mountain...

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It seems like the AC shuts off above 50 mph. What's going on?

06.01.1996

Our Lincoln Town Car -- which rides like a charm and is in excellent condition -- is now giving us problems with the air conditioner It cools very well if I don't exceed miles an hour But on the higher-speed...

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Will repairing this oil leak cost more than the car is worth?

06.01.1996

I have a Crown Victoria with miles It's now leaking oil My mechanic has checked the obvious places for leaks and tells me that checking further would involve stripping down the motor and would cost me more than the car...

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An unconventional fix for a well known issue with the factory sealed choke of Plymouth Voyager minivans.

06.01.1996

We own a Plymouth Voyager minivan and have been extremely happy with it except for the cold start system When the engine and weather are cold the exhaust is a deep black color We were told this is a common...

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Is AC installed after-market at the dealer as good as factory installed AC?

06.01.1996

I am considering a new Honda Civic I need air conditioning and I'm wondering if factory-installed air works better than a c installed at the dealer -- Kelly RAY Almost all cars are set up for factory air conditioning these...

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The definitive clutch-slipping test.

06.01.1996

My wife and I were driving across the country on a concert tour about five years ago in our VW Golf Starting uphill at a traffic light the clutch made a whining sound while she released the clutch pedal When...

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Bucking and stalling: engine or transmission issue?

06.01.1996

I have an ' Olds Cutlass Ciera A few months ago my wife was in the process of slowing down to stop on an exit ramp The vehicle started jerking as though the engine would die By the time she...

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Is there an organisation that rates the ergonomics of automobile seats?

06.01.1996

For quite some time I've wondered about the support provided by the seats in today's automobiles Specifically I would like to know if there is an organization or individual who rates automobiles based on how orthopedically correct their seats are...

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