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My Nissan Maxima SE has miles on it I purchased...

08.01.1994

My Nissan Maxima SE has miles on it I purchased the car new and decided at the time that I would keep the car for at least years I have been very careful to maintain the car properly adhering to...

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Another guy shifting into Drive from Reverse without coming to a complete stop.

08.01.1994

My husband and I agree that whatever you say goes We have a Chevy Lumina minivan My husband doesn't come to a complete stop when he has it in Reverse and switches to Drive or vice versa I say this...

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Will airbags work even if the ignition is off?

08.01.1994

Does the ignition key have to be on to make the air bags work Or will they work even if the ignition is off I would think the latter is the case so that if one had motor trouble and...

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What is a Ford "long block" engine, and does "remanufactured" mean the same thing as "rebuilt"?

08.01.1994

I had an engine replaced under my Ford warranty on my Escort wagon They told me I was getting a long block which they said was a new engine The engine arrived in a crate but I see on the...

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My friends and I are arguing about what is best...

08.01.1994

My friends and I are arguing about what is best to prevent wear and tear on the car's brakes whether to come to a stop very gradually over a longer distance or to stop more suddenly but firmly We appreciate...

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About a year ago I purchased a Ford F- pickup...

07.01.1994

About a year ago I purchased a Ford F- pickup from my local Ford dealer's used car lot The truck had about miles and a fuel injected V engine When I first saw the truck the engine compartment was absolutely...

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Does anyone still make manual transmissions with "hill holders"?

07.01.1994

When I was young my Dad and I each owned Studebaker autos My last one was a All of them were standard transmission cars and all of them had as standard equipment a hill-holder This rather nice device holds a...

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We have a Chevette It runs fine most of the...

07.01.1994

We have a Chevette It runs fine most of the time but every now and then when driving at speeds of - mph it will slowly lose power You can press the accelerator to the floor and it will drop...

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I drive a VW Rabbit with a speed manual transmission...

07.01.1994

I drive a VW Rabbit with a speed manual transmission Without revving the engine I can successfully skip first gear and start driving in second gear Will this significantly extend the life of the clutch Tim TOM Extend the life...

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I own a Chevrolet Camaro My wife recently used the...

07.01.1994

I own a Chevrolet Camaro My wife recently used the car to drop off newspapers at the local recycling center While she was dumping the old newspapers one of her plastic grocery bags blew under the car and immediately stuck...

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