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Are automatic power locks a federally mandated safety feature?

06.01.1992

The company I work for recently issued me a Cutlass as a company car Now I don't want to complain The last company I worked for considered door handles an option This is a decent car but I have one...

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A Celica is saying "Ta-ta" to Ari.

06.01.1992

I drive a Toyota Celica Supra with miles that runs like new However a problem has developed with the steering wheel It has started vibrating so that I can actually see my hand shaking as I hold the wheel The...

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Where do we begin to look for the source in our leaky Chevette?

06.01.1992

My son purchased a Chevette for from a friend at school The body is in fair shape and so is the interior The motor is another story We discovered a water leak in the area of the fuel pump It...

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Convertibles that part your hair for you.

06.01.1992

I have a rather strange question for you It's about convertibles If you find your hair parting in the back of your head does that mean carbon monoxide fumes are coming forward into the passenger compartment instead of being left...

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