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What causes smoking Caravans?

02.01.1992

Our Dodge Caravan miles liter automatic exudes malodorous blue and black smoke and idles roughly when first started After two to three minutes it runs normally Our mechanic says this is oil leaking past the valve guides and is characteristic...

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I'm desperate for your help!

02.01.1992

I'm desperate for your help Without fail every Friday evening since my friend's wedding three months ago my car has developed a flat tire And since I have good rubber and don't usually drive over glass and nails you're probably...

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We never get letters like this from Louisiana.

02.01.1992

We own a Lincoln Town Car The heater wasn't putting out enough heat so a mechanic installed a degree thermostat It still wasn't hot enough so he put in a degree thermostat It's warm now but still not hot enough...

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Why can't you unlock the rear doors with a key?

02.01.1992

Why is it that you can't unlock the back doors on a car with a key As it is you almost have to be a contortionist to reach over the front seat and unlock them This is very awkward particularly...

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