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Can I change a bad oxygen sensor on my own?

07.01.2003

My Honda Civic has been diagnosed with a bad oxygen sensor Although I am not mechanically inclined and have almost no tools to speak of I've been entertaining the idea of replacing the little sucker myself Short of providing entertainment...

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The school bus industry takes offence at our assertion that school buses are bad for roadtrips.

06.01.2003

Boy am I disappointed I really enjoy you guys and I always thought you knew a lot about cars Since I know next to nothing about cars this is a leap of faith on my part But after reading your...

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Do additives that claim to repair seals and stop leaks really work?

06.01.2003

I have a Jeep Grand Cherokee and live in the hot dry Southwest Both my main seal and my transfer-case seal are slowly leaking There are a number of additive products available at the auto-parts store that claim they will...

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Recommendations for a teen buying her first car.

06.01.2003

I am a -year-old high-school sophomore and I'm in need of some serious car advice For about a year now I've had a job working at the local library for minimum wage I've saved up a thousand dollars and I...

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