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When a big guy like me can't turn the steering wheel with one hand...

02.01.2003

I have a Ford Thunderbird LX with a V- that has only miles on it I keep seeing people pull in and out of parking spaces using only one hand on the steering wheel I have to use two hands...

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Should you pump the brakes in snow, or apply steady pressure?

02.01.2003

Last weekend my fiancee and I were driving to the school where she teaches in central Indiana The back roads were still covered in mostly packed snow with some ice underneath As my fiancee approached a stop sign or turn...

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Rule of thumb: don't mess with ball joints.

02.01.2003

I have a Mazda B pickup truck which has been the most reliable and trustworthy vehicle I have ever owned It is all beat up and it's now primarily used for trips to the dump and miscellaneous hauling It has...

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Can I adjust headlights myself?

02.01.2003

I just put new headlights in and was wondering how to adjust them My car manual tells you where the adjusting screws are but it does not tell you how far to turn them I know that I could go...

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