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Last summer while on a trip my Buick LeSabre with...

08.01.1994

Last summer while on a trip my Buick LeSabre with miles overheated due to the radiator being clogged Replacement of the radiator solved the problem I annually drain flush and replace the antifreeze but I can't seem to get the...

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My Nissan Maxima SE has miles on it I purchased...

08.01.1994

My Nissan Maxima SE has miles on it I purchased the car new and decided at the time that I would keep the car for at least years I have been very careful to maintain the car properly adhering to...

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Another guy shifting into Drive from Reverse without coming to a complete stop.

08.01.1994

My husband and I agree that whatever you say goes We have a Chevy Lumina minivan My husband doesn't come to a complete stop when he has it in Reverse and switches to Drive or vice versa I say this...

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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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