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Will airbags work even if the ignition is off?

08.01.1994

Does the ignition key have to be on to make the air bags work Or will they work even if the ignition is off I would think the latter is the case so that if one had motor trouble and...

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I am a high school student We recently got an...

08.01.1994

I am a high school student We recently got an Caprice Classic in our school shop with a dome light problem This has one of those delay lights when you close the door this light will stay on until you...

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What is a Ford "long block" engine, and does "remanufactured" mean the same thing as "rebuilt"?

08.01.1994

I had an engine replaced under my Ford warranty on my Escort wagon They told me I was getting a long block which they said was a new engine The engine arrived in a crate but I see on the...

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Why do so many men step on the gas right as they turn the engine off?

08.01.1994

Being as you are males of the species AND you know a heck of a lot about cars perhaps you can explain why menfolk tend to give their cars a burst of gas as they turn them off Should I...

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Where does all the rubber go that wears off our tires?

08.01.1994

According to the book Simple Things You Can Do To Save The Earth every two weeks Americans wear almost million pounds of rubber off their tires enough to make more than three million new tires from...

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Since I entered graduate school in California my two dogs...

08.01.1994

Since I entered graduate school in California my two dogs have been homesick for the mountains of Nevada near Lake Tahoe I told my dad I would give him my miles Subaru if he would also take the two...

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Does anyone still make manual transmissions with "hill holders"?

07.01.1994

When I was young my Dad and I each owned Studebaker autos My last one was a All of them were standard transmission cars and all of them had as standard equipment a hill-holder This rather nice device...

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I need some counseling My wife and I are constantly...

07.01.1994

I need some counseling My wife and I are constantly bickering over our Honda Accord EX Let me explain We have a three year lease on the car which is up this fall My wife loves the car and wants...

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We have a Chevette It runs fine most of the...

07.01.1994

We have a Chevette It runs fine most of the time but every now and then when driving at speeds of - mph it will slowly lose power You can press the accelerator to the floor and it will drop...

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Last year we bought a Toyota Camry LE It had...

07.01.1994

Last year we bought a Toyota Camry LE It had miles on it This is a four cylinder with front wheel drive At first I didn't realize it but I soon noticed a vibration in the steering wheel This happens...

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