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Crankshaft started leaking after a timing belt change. Coincidence?

07.01.1996

The timing belt in my -cylinder Toyota Camry was replaced at miles at a foreign-car repair shop Upon a free complete auto inspection at the Toyota dealership a little over a year later it was...

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Dealer always suggest more routine maintenance services than my owner's manual. Necessary?

07.01.1996

I took my Dodge Caravan into the dealer for the -mile maintenance expecting to have only the five items taken care of that are listed on the owner's manual maintenance schedule Inspect and Adjust...

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Should I worry about a dipstick reading that shows oil ABOVE the full mark?

07.01.1996

Please settle a little argument my friend and I are having about engine oil levels I change the oil in my cars every miles I usually let the fast-oil-change places do the work More times than not...

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Going through coolant like crazy but my garage floor doesn't show signs of leaks. Am I burning it?

07.01.1996

I'm a retired oldster and I drive a Chrysler LeBaron with a turbo I bought it new and it now has miles Shopping doctoring and occasional visiting are my only driving activities and I'm now using my...

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Where can I find pictures of ancient automobiles like the Hupmobile or the DeVeux?

07.01.1996

I'm years old and my grandchildren won't believe that there was an auto called the Hupmobile or that I owned a DeVeux coupe complete with a rumble seat Can you tell me where I can get photos of these...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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