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The downside of serpentine belts.

03.01.2003

I have a problem with the belt on my ' six-cylinder Jeep Cherokee It was fine but then the serpentine belt began to shred I replaced it and the new one began to shred too I noticed that the belt...

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Why would you ever turn traction control OFF?

03.01.2003

I own a ' Pontiac Grand Prix with traction control which makes sense to have in the Midwest my fair region There is a button on the dash that allows me to turn it off should I desire to do...

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Do front wheel bearings still need to be packed?

03.01.2003

When I was a youth working at a gas station we used to repack front wheel bearings Since then I went away to college and forgot how to use a screwdriver Now years later the guy who changed the oil...

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Scott's exhaust system is exhausted.

02.01.2003

I went to get my car Toyota Tercel inspected and the inspector told me that my exhaust system which has never had any part of it replaced was bad and had to be replaced the whole thing from the exhaust...

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