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The case for seeing a mechanic...you might have a lot of life left in your car.

02.01.1996

The mileage on my beloved Chevy Celebrity recently turned past miles The exterior is in good condition no rust no dents I can easily get my ' frame in and out and best of all it's paid for My problem...

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Suggestions for replacing a stripped drain plug?

02.01.1996

I hope you can help me find a product you mentioned in your column The product is a repair kit for Honda oil pans My drain plug is stripped and I've tried several auto parts stores and none of them...

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Going through batteries? Check your alternator.

02.01.1996

months after we purchased our Ford T-bird the original -month battery died with no warning signs and had to be replaced months later THAT -month battery died again without warning and had to be replaced months later the low battery...

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Noises going over speed bumps.

02.01.1996

I drive an ' Beretta and just recently I've noticed that when I drive over a speed bump my car makes a loud bang-bang sound that wasn't there before I asked my brother in law if he thought I should...

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