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Was an extra charge for flushing out my tire necessary?

03.01.1995

Upon leaving my house one day last week I noticed my car had a flat tire It is virtually impossible to remove a wheel previously installed with an air-operated impact wrench so I chose to use a can of Patch...

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Could a small filter possibly do as good a job as a larger filter?

03.01.1995

Toyota has reduced the size of oil filters for my Toyota Tercel and many other models to make removal easier in small engine compartments They insist that the smaller size filters oil just as well as the previous larger size...

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My dealer says that a Geo Prizm is the EXACT same car as a Toyota Corolla. True or false?

03.01.1995

I have been looking for a new car I presently drive an ' Toyota Corolla which has over miles on it so I'm afraid it might be ready to give out The Chevrolet salesman told me that their Geo Prizm...

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Is a "service engine" light the same as a "check engine" light?

03.01.1995

I own a Saturn SL with miles on it It's a wonderful car that has very few problems but I do have one concern Periodically my Service Engine Soon light comes on stays a while and blinks off My oil...

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What purpose do parking lights serve?

03.01.1995

My sister and I are wondering about parking lights on automobiles why do cars have them The only time we ever see a car with parking lights on is during the twilight hours of the morning or early evening and...

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Where can I find parts for the Dodge Dart I'm attempting to restore?

03.01.1995

I'm in the process of restoring a Dodge Dart and my only problem so far is trying to find weather stripping for the trunk and the doors I called all the Dodge dealers in my area and every one of...

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If my car is struck by lightening, what are the odds of getting electricuted?

02.01.1995

A car driven by someone I know was travelling down the highway and was struck by lightning Fire flamed up the antenna and also burned a hole in one tire The occupant was OK Would we be in any danger...

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Should Chrysler repair an engine that fails after only 22k miles?

02.01.1995

Have you ever heard of a car that had an engine breakdown after having been driven only miles and cost to repair Even if it was seven years old I have such a car a Dodge This car has had...

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Is it OK to skip the granny gear when starting a car and go straight into second gear?

02.01.1995

I need you two to settle a dispute between my brother and me He and his wife have five-speed manual transmissions in each of their cars She has a Beretta GT and he has a Chevy S- Both were bought...

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Why is my hydrometer telling me that my fully charged batteries are only partially charged?

02.01.1995

I have always checked the condition of my battery by checking the specific gravity with a hydrometer I recently purchased an Exide battery The specific gravity of the battery stays about whether the battery is fully charged or completely discharged...

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