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What do the model numbers on pickups mean?

06.01.1995

I am the owner of a Chevy pick up truck model number with the original six cylinder engine What does the number mean Frank RAY Good question Frank Nowadays pick up truck numbers can reflect any number of things For...

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What could be causing Glen to burn through so many alternator belts?

06.01.1995

My work vehicle is a Chevy G- van with a engine My problem is that I keep burning up alternator belts If I turn on the headlights or AC I'm likely to smoke the belt It's as if the alternator...

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We took our van for a routine oil change and...

06.01.1995

We took our van for a routine oil change and when we got it home it was leaking around the oil plug We called the shop took it back they drained the oil put on a new drain plug gasket...

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Could a fluid change be responsible for a total transmission failure?

06.01.1995

Last week I had one of the most frightening experiences of my life I was driving my Toyota Camry wagon on the freeway when it suddenly started losing speed even though the engine was still running I had been going...

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Was this turn signal's miraculous recovery down to patience?

05.01.1995

Have you ever had to re-teach a car to do something it forgot how to do Surprisingly enough it happened to me and all it required was time and patience I have a El Camino with miles About a month...

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Why would the exact same car call for gasoline with a different octane reading in Canada?

05.01.1995

My husband and I rewarded ourselves with a Lexus GS for our th wedding anniversary The owners manual calls for premium gasoline But my husband has a question The same car in Canada does not require premium gasoline Why the...

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I think you missed part of the boat in your...

05.01.1995

I think you missed part of the boat in your reply to Confused in NJ Her cross-dresser boyfriend was going into the ladies room when she confronted him I don't know about you but all the women I talked to...

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On my Ford F pickup cylinder four speed manual transmission...

05.01.1995

On my Ford F pickup cylinder four speed manual transmission the accelerator pedal sticks down when starting in cold weather I have had the carburetor rebuilt Another mechanic said it must be moisture in the gas that is freezing but...

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What could be causing this "washboard" effect in my Tercel?

05.01.1995

Our Toyota Tercel has a peculiar problem that we haven't been able to demonstrate for our Toyota dealer or our local mechanic When the car has been out in the rain overnight parked on the street as usual after starting...

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I have four wheels on my rear axle -- is that just as good as 4-wheel drive?

05.01.1995

Please settle an argument in which I am embroiled My Dodge-chassis motorhome has dual rear wheels side by side I maintain that I thus have a four wheel drive vehicle in effect with as much traction as any garden-variety WD...

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