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  • Car Battery question
    have a Kirkland (Costco) battery which has a lid that covers about 8 holes, am I suppose to put distilled water in them when the liquid inside gets low? I cant see any liquid inside, the bat
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    Last post by Lon Stowel Car Battery question
    Thu, 04 Sep 2003 02:41:14
  • Colored spots from, sorry, bird droppings do not come off the car paint
    omething really big must have flown over my car and left its marks all over the place. I washed the car, but the droppings, which landed on a painted bumper (this is Toyota Sienna XLE) left ye
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    Last post by Lon Stowel Colored spots from, sorry, bird droppings do not come off the car paint
    Wed, 03 Sep 2003 21:58:00
  • workbench plans
    bustamante > > workshop that I'll use to work on cars and motorcycles. > > I need to build a strong workbench and haven't been able to find any plans > > for o
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    Last post by Nehmo Sergheye workbench plans
    Wed, 03 Sep 2003 17:34:44
  • Help! Jeep Cherokee can't go over 20mph!!!
    ey everyone! I need some help. Ok, the long and short of it is that my 88 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer won't go over 20mph.
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    Last post by Dave Miln Help! Jeep Cherokee can't go over 20mph!!!
    Wed, 03 Sep 2003 15:19:32
  • Car won't charge battery when battery dead
    have an 88 Toyota Camry and when the battery runs down due to leaving a map light on, for instance, I can jump the battery with no problem but as soon as the cables are removed, the engine st
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    Last post by Mike Romai Car won't charge battery when battery dead
    Wed, 03 Sep 2003 10:33:54
  • Mazda 626 stalls in neutral or park
    ave a mazda 626 that runs fine but will stall when put into park or neutral. The rpm will drop down until it stalls.
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    Last post by Danie Mazda 626 stalls in neutral or park
    Wed, 03 Sep 2003 10:10:17
  • 87 Olds Calaris help
    riend has this car.3.0 engine 6 cylinder. Engine vibrates enough to shake car. Motor mounts replaced. Inspection shows no cracks in metal work.
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    Last post by warren webe 87 Olds Calaris help
    Wed, 03 Sep 2003 09:51:15
  • Replace Headlamp - '01 Elantra
    ooking for help in replacing the passenger headlamp in the 2001 Hyundai Elantra... I've removed the metal bar fastener that secures the bulb in place, now I can't get it back in.
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    Last post by Scot Replace Headlamp - '01 Elantra
    Wed, 03 Sep 2003 08:47:44
  • PCV valve, maintenance schedule?
    on't see anything in the maintenance schedules of the owners manual or shop manual of any of my cars, referring to a PCV valve.
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    Last post by AZGu PCV valve, maintenance schedule?
    Wed, 03 Sep 2003 05:13:02
  • Brake Light And Car Not Moving Problem ?
    ello: My son has a '95 Mercury Sable with about 85,000 miles on it. Lives quite a distance away, so will have to try and relate the following problem as described via phone.
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    Last post by F& Brake Light And Car Not Moving Problem ?
    Wed, 03 Sep 2003 05:01:23
  • 85 Volvo 244/DL/gas- Starter replacement question
    give up. How do you get the top mounting bolt out? I know someone out there has done this surgery before. I can't figure it out or maybe I dont have the right tools.
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    Last post by RideH 85 Volvo 244/DL/gas- Starter replacement question
    Wed, 03 Sep 2003 04:16:33
  • 96 Ford Explorer reliability
    'm looking at a new vehicle. Currently driving an Olds Cutlass Supreme with 193,000 miles and a computer problem. While it is paid off, I've put about $1200 into the olds over the summer fix
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    Last post by Lon Stowel 96 Ford Explorer reliability
    Wed, 03 Sep 2003 01:09:00
  • 94 Caprice station wagon trims?
    i All, I am new. I found a 94 Caprice S/W in the paper that I'm interested in. I am wondering what different engines/options/trims/etc came in the station wagons in 94? Do these come
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    Last post by FuzionMa 94 Caprice station wagon trims?
    Tue, 02 Sep 2003 16:05:39
  • acura cooling issue
    i there, I have an 88 Acura Legend 2 door, with a 2.7 L engine, which is having some very difficult overheating issues.
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    Last post by Chip Ste acura cooling issue
    Tue, 02 Sep 2003 11:28:16
  • Battery positive feed for entire truck???
    erhaps someone can help me with this. I'm balls-deep in an engine swap, where I'll be installing an old TBI 350 into a '96 S-10.
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    Last post by HandsOnT.. Battery positive feed for entire truck???
    Tue, 02 Sep 2003 07:21:37
  • Parting out Carprice
    I am parting out a 1986 Chevy Carpice 2 door. Email me at monte1...@mn.rr.com if you need anything. Tim
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    Last post by Tim Schoel Parting out Carprice
    Tue, 02 Sep 2003 06:22:09
  • Mercury Sable fuel consumption problem
    posted my previouse question and get discussion about timing test. I understod that I measured BTDC in write way. You can see this discussion on: http://groups.
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    Last post by EUGE Mercury Sable fuel consumption problem
    Tue, 02 Sep 2003 05:36:46
  • Questions about NP231 vacuum switch
    believe the T-case I have in my s-10 is an NP231. Although it's a '96, it is not electronically shifted. There is a shift-lever on the floor, that operates a cable running down to the T-case.
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    Last post by AZGu Questions about NP231 vacuum switch
    Tue, 02 Sep 2003 04:39:37
  • Brake wobble
    i All, Here is the "brake" problem with my son's 1996 S-10 2WD Blazer (ALB): After driving the car a while then applying the brakes, it feels like the rotors are warped, it
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    Last post by Hank Brake wobble
    Mon, 01 Sep 2003 19:17:24
  • Corolla steering wheel freeplay
    have a 94 Corolla, 150k mi. I recently noticed alot of freeplay in my steering wheel that was non existent when i got the car (3k mi.
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    Last post by Nate Nag Corolla steering wheel freeplay
    Mon, 01 Sep 2003 19:08:55
  • Is it the fuel pump ?
    y wife got in her car 96 Buick 3800 at work and drove to Mcdonalds drive thru 1/4 mile away. As she sat in the drive thru .
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    Last post by saeenginee Is it the fuel pump ?
    Mon, 01 Sep 2003 15:38:26
  • Lincoln Strange Noise
    just purchased a 96 Cartier Town Car about 4 weeks ago. 86,000 Miles. When I put the key in and before I start the engine a clicking sound starts under the dash just under the radio.
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    Last post by Anthony Q. Bachle Lincoln Strange Noise
    Mon, 01 Sep 2003 15:04:32
  • Chevy 3.1
    Is a 1990 Chevrolet 3.1 Liter V6 an interference engine? -- Mike Walsh West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.A.
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    Last post by Mike Wals Chevy 3.1
    Mon, 01 Sep 2003 13:55:42
  • What can I use Brake Cleaner fluid on?
    ust did caliper pads. I sprayed the disc with brake cleaner. I wasn't sure what else is safe to spray with the brake cleaner and what isn't.
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    Last post by Tony What can I use Brake Cleaner fluid on?
    Mon, 01 Sep 2003 08:10:58
  • 93 Plymouth Voyager 2.5 L wont start
    ello all, my 93 Plymouth Voyager Van will not start. 110,000 miles. 2.5L, 4 cyl, 5 speed manual. Rebuilt cyl head installed at 90K.
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    Last post by Daniel J. Ster 93 Plymouth Voyager 2.5 L wont start
    Wed, 03 Sep 2003 12:20:57
  • Sudden dead battery - Is this common?
    i, Everything was going along fine; I parked my car for a few hours. Never left anything electrical on, and when I got back and tried to start the car the battery was completely (And I
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    Last post by James C. Reeve Sudden dead battery - Is this common?
    Mon, 01 Sep 2003 08:49:22
  • 1990 Buick Electra parts cross reference question
    i David, Thanks for the response. I think I'll pass on getting the car. I have enough cars that are falling apart and if this won't really help fix the others, it will just be another project th
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    Last post by <johnb1.. 1990 Buick Electra parts cross reference question
    Wed, 03 Sep 2003 10:09:24
  • Mystery Marvel Oil and a varnished engine.
    finally gave up on my old standby, Quaker State oil, after I noticed varnish and gunge appearing inside the valve cover, on the dipstick, etc.
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    Last post by clare Mystery Marvel Oil and a varnished engine.
    Wed, 03 Sep 2003 07:04:41
  • 1991 Lexus LS buying question
    am thinking of purchasing by owner a 1991 Lexus LS. It has 220K but has been meticulously maintained. The timing belt and the water pump have been replaced recently.
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    Last post by Lon Stowel 1991 Lexus LS buying question
    Tue, 02 Sep 2003 23:33:22
  • Holley float help
    have just installed a Holley Street Avenger 670 carb. I tried to adjust the float level in both bowls but got a little overzealous with the rear bowl and screwed the nut in so far that it di
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    Last post by Brent McNab Holley float help
    Tue, 02 Sep 2003 12:28:13
  • Best lube for standard trans
    have a 96 Ford F250 truck with a 5 speed and Powerstroke diesel engine. I believe the transmission now has AT fluid in it but it seems to be that 90 weight gear oil would provide more cushion
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    Last post by Bror Ja Best lube for standard trans
    Mon, 01 Sep 2003 11:21:07
  • Painting Brake Parts
    have an amphibious vehicle, and all of the brake parts get completely immersed. I'm going to be doing a very complete brake job soon, and I want to protect all the internal metal as well as p
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    Last post by warren webe Painting Brake Parts
    Mon, 01 Sep 2003 09:35:06
  • 81 F150 4 Speed Manual - no reverse
    i all I have an 81 F150 with a 4 Speed Manual transmission. I had the transmission fluid pumped out of it and filled with new 80w-90 fluid.
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    Last post by MelvinGib.. 81 F150 4 Speed Manual - no reverse
    Wed, 03 Sep 2003 03:43:36
  • Car That Can Park Itself Put on Sale by Toyota
    ar That Can Park Itself Put on Sale by Toyota Mon September 01, 2003 07:04 AM ET TOKYO (Reuters) - A car that can park itself without the driver having to touch the steering wheel, said
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    Last post by d.. Car That Can Park Itself Put on Sale by Toyota
    Wed, 03 Sep 2003 00:18:21
  • 94 Chevy Blazer - Missing and Hesitates on acceleration
    4 Chevy Blazer - Missing and Hesitates on acceleration My 94 Chevy Blazer, 5.7 (V8), 205K miles. Starts fine all the time, before it warms up, it misses and hesitates on acceleration, after
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    Last post by Wayne Bodki 94 Chevy Blazer - Missing and Hesitates on acceleration
    Tue, 02 Sep 2003 04:32:34
  • Fuse Diagram
    am in need of the fuse box diagram for my '95 Ford Taurus. The cover doesnt list what fuses are going to which electrical part of my car.
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    Last post by Georg Fuse Diagram
    Mon, 01 Sep 2003 18:06:42
  • Four post car lift
    just bought a four post car lift and have some questions. I've been looking for one for the past few years and all of them are hydraulic lifts which pulls either a cable or chain.
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    Last post by dswanso Four post car lift
    Mon, 01 Sep 2003 15:56:48
  • Specification for exhaust manifold studs - Peugeot Talbot Express 84'
    hat is the specification for the exhaust manifold studs for a Peugeot Talbot Express 84 2 litre petrol engine. I was given some studs but I would like to know what the tread lengths are
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    Last post by Chris Wilki Specification for exhaust manifold studs - Peugeot Talbot Express 84'
    Wed, 03 Sep 2003 06:26:39
  • 1990 Dodge Ram Truck - Check Engine Light
    washed my engine at the car-wash and when I drove away, the "Check Engine" light stayed on. I have made extensive visual checks and find no hoses (vacuum, etc.
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    Last post by Jeff Pott 1990 Dodge Ram Truck - Check Engine Light
    Wed, 03 Sep 2003 01:16:01
  • Idle speed lower under electrical load
    y daughter has an old Ford Laser 1.3l which has this problem. With the idle speed on normal, it drops by 20% when the headlights are turned on, then a further 5% when the brake lights come on.
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    Last post by Henry Mydlar Idle speed lower under electrical load
    Tue, 02 Sep 2003 17:53:53
  • Scout / Motorcraft Carburetor help?
    ey All: I've got a '71 IH Scout 800 with a 304, and it has a Motorcraft carb on it. I don't think it's original, and I'm wondering if it's close to what should be on there.
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    Last post by Mar Scout / Motorcraft Carburetor help?
    Tue, 02 Sep 2003 09:44:34