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What happens when you plug a jumper cable in to a cigarette lighter?

07.01.1992

There are jumper cables being advertised for use between cigarette lighters They look great Are they Bill TOM No they're not It's another case of something that sounds too good to be true and IS too good to be true...

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What could be causing the wandering miss in my Dodge Mirada?

07.01.1992

I have a Dodge Mirada with a cubic inch engine It has a wandering miss during idle with or without accessories on The cap and rotor were changed recently I am getting spark from the plug wires on both ends...

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How do you aim a newly installed headlight?

07.01.1992

Recently I replaced a burned out low beam headlight but could not find any information in either my owner's manual or on the headlight box about how to aim the new light properly I remember years ago the owner's manual...

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What is the plural of Lexus?

07.01.1992

My husband and I recently had a question we thought you might be able to answer This question is a little off-beat but we're curious What is the plural of Lexus Amy TOM Well Amy the problem is nobody knows...

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