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Mercedes material?

10.01.1989

I need some advice on buying a used Mercedes Benz I need a nice four-door sedan for my job and I do a lot of driving I would like a used Benz but I am not sure what to look...

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Will installing a C.B. mess with my car's computer system?

10.01.1989

I have a Buick Park Avenue I wish to install a C B but have heard that it could mess up the computer system My dealer says to ask the installer but I need a second opinion What do you...

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What

10.01.1989

I have a fairly minor cosmetic problem but I would like to solve it My wife's car is a Volvo Turbo station wagon with -wheel disc brakes On the front wheels only a black powdery substance from the brakes discolors...

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On a hot day my car stalls when turning left, why?

10.01.1989

We have a Toyota Corolla with miles The car has been good except for a problem that has cropped up every summer for the last five years When the weather is hot-- to degrees-- and the car has been driven...

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What's that black powder on my tires?

10.01.1989

I have a fairly minor cosmetic problem but I would like to solve it My wife's car is a Volvo Turbo station wagon with -wheel disc brakes On the front wheels only a black powdery substance from the brakes discolors...

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What to do about a constantly draining battery...

10.01.1989

I have a Audi Turbo Diesel with miles which runs very well except for one thing If it is left parked for three or more days the battery runs down and it will not start without a jump I have...

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Why does my car release a big cloud of blue exhaust smoke?

10.01.1989

I have a four-door Subaru GL with a little over miles I get good mileage an average of miles per gallon My problem is that approximately every tenth start there is a big cloud of blue exhaust smoke What causes...

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Do anti-lock brakes take longer to kick in?

10.01.1989

I understand that anti-lock brakes work by pulsing the brakes to keep them from locking My question is are there circumstances under which this could cause the car to take longer to stop For instance let's say you just start...

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There's ringing in my ears...

10.01.1989

I have an ' Ford Ranger with a liter four-cylinder engine air conditioning and power steering Since the truck was fairly new it has made a ringing noise It sounds a bit like a circular saw It seems to come...

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Do you know where your CV joints are?

10.01.1989

I have a Ford Escort with miles on it I was recently told that I need new CV joints Can you explain what happens when CV joints go bad Paul RAY CV joints are intricate ball and socket joints used...

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