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Could a new fuel pedal spring interfere with the throttle?

10.01.1999

I purchased a four-cylinder Toyota Camry and I love the car However one thing is driving me crazy The accelerator is so lightly sprung that you cannot let your foot rest against the gas pedal without the car accelerating When...

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How can I clean out my windshield wiper fluid container?

10.01.1999

My ' Honda Civic EX recently developed a new feature The blue windshield washer solution has been colonized by some pink slime that smells like somebody's unwashed gym clothes My microbiologist co-worker says that there are some forms of microbial...

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What is the correct merging etiquette in a construction zone?

10.01.1999

Knowing of your penchant for philosophical disputes between otherwise happily married couples I thought I'd send you our disagreement My wife and I live in Michigan the state with two seasons Winter and Construction Season We disagree on the best...

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Every throttle repair is causing my wife's engine to run faster and faster.

10.01.1999

My wife has an ' Corvette with an engine that's racing For about a year now whenever she stops at a light it's been racing at between rpm and rpm If she taps the accelerator pedal it drops to rpm...

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