Where could I find a gas cap for a 1961 Plymouth Valiant?

01.01.1997

My wife is very upset with me because I lost the gas cap from her Plymouth Valiant She doesn't drive the car because it doesn't have power steering But it has great sentimental value because her mother drove it for...

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I dropped a driveshaft on my brand new Ford Ranger on the way home from the dealership!

01.01.1997

On September after years of deliberation I decided to purchase my first new vehicle a white Ford Ranger extended cab pickup -- automatic -liter engine and rear ABS About two miles from the dealership I brake fairly hard to slow...

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Why have manufacturers put hotter thermostats in their engines?

01.01.1997

Why have automobile manufacturers put hotter thermostats in their engines The old thermostats used to be - degrees Now they're or degrees hotter than that Why would they do this It's fairly common knowledge that heat is the worst enemy...

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Should I spend $726 to fix the ABS on my Buick when the car still brakes just fine?

01.01.1997

Before my husband passed away he purchased a new Buick LeSabre in for us We have taken good care of the car and have had it repaired and serviced when necessary Now it has almost miles on it and the...

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I put Ford Type F transmission fluid into my Chrysler. Can I leave it in or should I drain it?

01.01.1997

I was startled when I checked the transmission-fluid level on my Chrysler New Yorker and found it about three pints low I then looked under the car and saw that the area between the engine and transmission was a bit...

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My Chrysler wagon "runs on" after I turn it off. What's going on?

01.01.1997

I have a problem with my Chrysler station wagon It will run on after I turn it off And on the road it will continue to go fast even with my foot off the gas Can you give me any...

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I was taught to downshift a manual transmission while slowing down. What do you recommend these days?

01.01.1997

My husband recently bought me a Saturn SC with a five-speed manual transmission Because I haven't driven a stick shift car in years I asked my daughter -- who also drives a Saturn stick shift -- for some advice Years...

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Is Mom hurting anything by leaving her T-bird in "overdrive" if she never drives faster than 45 mph?

01.01.1997

My mother age bought a T-Bird with automatic Overdrive and the O D is the default when the car is started Since she only drives around town and is afraid of the highways the car rarely gets above mph The...

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What does an oxygen sensor do and I how can I keep it from causing a smog test failure again?

01.01.1997

Please tell me what an oxygen sensor is I failed my smog test last month apparently because of a faulty oxygen sensor They termed me a gross polluter Can you imagine My car is LeBaron with only miles on it...

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You need a new mechanic to fix your carburetor problem -- one with some gray hair.

01.01.1997

Guys can you help a damsel in distress I've had this Chevrolet Caprice Classic running just fine for miles with only minor repairs I have a great mechanic who's scratching his head about the problem my car now has I...

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Sputtering, lurching and backfiring. So many things could cause this, but we'd start with the sensors.

01.01.1997

I have a Nissan ZX turbo with miles When I start the car up on cold mornings there is a loud tapping noise for a few seconds even though the engine idles smoothly When I drive it it sputters and...

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What can I do if I think my dealer is trying to wait out my extended warranty that expires in 800 miles?

01.01.1997

Help My extended warranty expires in miles and I can't seem to convince the Toyota dealership that there is actually anything wrong with the transmission on my ' Celica GT Liftback Recently in the last six months I've noticed that...

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Different columnists are recommending different tire air pressures -- who's correct?

01.01.1997

A while back you guys told a reader not to inflate his tires to psi the maximum allowable printed on the sidewall You guys said instead to use psi the pressure recommended by the manufacturer in the owner's manual The...

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