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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...

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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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Why am I getting a shock every time I touch my truck's door?

05.01.1996

Dodge Dakota and whenever I leave the truck I get a shock when I touch the door This is really starting to tick me off Other than wearing a rubber suit and gloves what can I do -- Duke RAY...

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Why does a helium balloon in the car go backwards when you step on the brakes?

05.01.1996

The other day my kids had a helium-filled balloon in the car Whenever I stepped on the brakes all the passengers were pushed forward but the helium filled balloon went backwards Why is this -- Jeff...

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PBCSD: Post British Car Stress Disorder

05.01.1996

I have a brother-in-law who is neurotic He thinks that if you drive on the highway for an hour you have to let the car idle for half an hour with the hood up when you get to your destination...

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Suggestions on what your mechanic might look for on a failing Nissan Stanza.

05.01.1996

I make a religion out of keeping my vehicles for at least years and miles but I've lost faith in my Nissan Stanza automatic wagon with It has lost more and more power over the years Now it can't even...

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