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  • Brakes squeaking every morning
    have a 2000 Dodge Neon that is usually parked in the open at night. Every morning when I take it out, the brakes squeak for the first four or five times I apply it.
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    Last post by Childfree Sco Brakes squeaking every morning
    Fri, 29 Aug 2003 09:55:34
  • Circle track racing
    Does anyone in here know anything about racing in circles? I need to get a crash course in suspension geometry and can't find any books on such in a 70 mile radius.
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    Last post by Tail chaser 36 Circle track racing
    Thu, 28 Aug 2003 10:29:07
  • '91 Toyota Tercel: strange ignition problem
    have an intermittent no-start problem with my '91 Toyota Tercel. Every once in awhile, the engine turns over, but will not start.
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    Last post by Jim '91 Toyota Tercel: strange ignition problem
    Thu, 28 Aug 2003 04:50:16
  • 99 Ranger 4.0L 4X4 Auto Trans
    999 Ranger 4.0 Liter 4X4 Automatic. Fluid level is okay and clear. No noticable noise. Early today at 70MPH my OD lite started flashing.
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    Last post by Eric 99 Ranger 4.0L 4X4 Auto Trans
    Thu, 28 Aug 2003 02:15:10
  • Looking for low profile floor jack
    ecently got a new sports car with a pretty low ground clearance, & I find my venerable 20 year old Craftsman floor jack will not fit under the front end to raise the front wheels via the e
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    Last post by Dan Looking for low profile floor jack
    Wed, 27 Aug 2003 21:48:00
  • GM, Ford, Chrysler vs. Toyota, Nissan, Honda production
    *** Post for FREE via your newsreader at post.usenet.com **** Motor 7/03, quoting the Economist magazine on hours neede to build the average vehicle: GM 39.
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    Last post by Pete GM, Ford, Chrysler vs. Toyota, Nissan, Honda production
    Wed, 27 Aug 2003 19:47:42
  • Tire Speed Rating, Load Index, & Service Descriptions (proof of truth)?
    : What is the (public) proof we can trust any tire manufacturers' Speed Rating, Load Index, & Service Descriptions? 1.
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    Last post by Alora Dunc Tire Speed Rating, Load Index, & Service Descriptions (proof of truth)?
    Wed, 27 Aug 2003 18:50:02
  • Plymouth voyager stalls
    On 25 Aug 2003, kristy wrote: > I have a 1996 minivan with the 3.3L V6 with 77k. It started stalling > intermittantly 2 months ago.
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    Last post by Matthew S. Whitin Plymouth voyager stalls
    Wed, 27 Aug 2003 11:24:16
  • International 4700 Diesel
    y name is Matt. I work for an auto repair shop in Arizona. We have two tow trucks, but International 4700 diesels.
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    Last post by RO International 4700 Diesel
    Wed, 27 Aug 2003 09:55:25
  • What operates the tach???
    996 GMC Jimmy. Factory tachometer in IPC. Original engine was 4.3L, unsure of original fuel-system. Planning to install a 1990 TBI 5.
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    Last post by Robert Hancoc What operates the tach???
    Wed, 27 Aug 2003 08:46:07
  • Can an ordinary person rebuild a tranny???
    have about three years of automotive experience. Although I've had engines apart, and have delt with just about every system on the car, I have yet to even peek inside an automatic (or manual
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    Last post by Tony Can an ordinary person rebuild a tranny???
    Wed, 27 Aug 2003 08:28:50
  • Tire balancing question
    y tire dealer just mounted and balanced 4 new Pirelli's for me. On the way home I felt some mild vibration above 65 , and noticed that three of the wheels had one small lead weight (which I ex
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    Last post by bobb Tire balancing question
    Wed, 27 Aug 2003 08:04:14
  • Strange radio/electrical problem.... help please
    have a 91 Camry LE and have had unusual problems with my radio. It is one of the larger radio/cassette player combinations.
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    Last post by Mike Romai Strange radio/electrical problem.... help please
    Wed, 27 Aug 2003 07:22:52
  • 98 Grand Marquis Poor Fuel Economy
    i All: I noticed recently that my gas mileage on my 98 Grand Marquis has gone down. I used to get 21-22 mpg now I'm dowm to about 17.
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    Last post by Finite G 98 Grand Marquis Poor Fuel Economy
    Wed, 27 Aug 2003 05:47:02
  • Intake Manifold Gaskets
    'm putting an Offy 4BBL intake manifold on a '77 Ford T-Bird with a 400M engine. I had originally ordered Fel-Pro FPP-1240 Printoseal intake gaskets but have had problems installing the intak
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    Last post by lugnu Intake Manifold Gaskets
    Wed, 27 Aug 2003 03:31:16
  • 87-93 Toyota Supra's tilt steering
    've looked at a couple of Toyota Supras and have found that the tilt steering is just a choice between all the way down and flipped up out of the way to ease ingress and egress.
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    Last post by Dick Thomps 87-93 Toyota Supra's tilt steering
    Fri, 29 Aug 2003 09:05:40
  • Reformulated Gasoline - Sudden gas mileage drop?
    i All: It has been suggested by another member of this NG that reformulated gasoline may be the culprit for a sudden drop in fueL economy.
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    Last post by Al Haunt Reformulated Gasoline - Sudden gas mileage drop?
    Fri, 29 Aug 2003 07:41:09
  • 87 Celebrity problem
    have a 87 Celebrity and have a few problems. First of all, it is 2.5 engine. What is happening is that the engine is a hard start when cold (first start of the day).
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    Last post by Melvin Newma 87 Celebrity problem
    Fri, 29 Aug 2003 04:42:34
  • torque wrench
    How can you check the torque on the brake bleeder screw? Do they make mini torque wrenches that small?
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    Last post by Andrew Paul torque wrench
    Fri, 29 Aug 2003 04:07:30
  • 1990 Buick Electra parts cross reference question
    i, I have a '90 Electra that needs a blower fan power module ($165 from the dealer) and a power window tape ($40 from the dealer).
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    Last post by David J and Lynne J Shepher 1990 Buick Electra parts cross reference question
    Fri, 29 Aug 2003 03:30:22
  • Why are hybrid cars more efficient than regular cars with CVTs?
    hy can't gasoline-only vehicles equipped with continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) be made to be as efficient as hybrids? I thought the main reason that hybrids got better fuel econom
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    Last post by C. E. Whit Why are hybrid cars more efficient than regular cars with CVTs?
    Thu, 28 Aug 2003 21:27:56
  • Fan Clutch
    ello All, I have a 93 Mazda B2600i with what I believe is a defective fan clutch. Over the period of time that I have had this truck, the fan would run at a high speed for the first 10-
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    Last post by saeenginee Fan Clutch
    Thu, 28 Aug 2003 02:08:38
  • Car stalls
    If I put it in gears(AT)the engine stalls,what the problem? 86 Accord at
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    Last post by Anthon Car stalls
    Thu, 28 Aug 2003 00:22:57
  • Sandblasting
    am currently sand blasting my 52 CJ3A, and want to know how far I need to go. Should I clean it down to silver shiny metal, or just clean off the loose stuff (which still takes quite an effo
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    Last post by Jeff Gros Sandblasting
    Thu, 28 Aug 2003 00:16:53
  • Should I replace my catalytic convertor?
    ot a 92 Nissan pickup truck with 120k miles. The intermediate exhaust pipe, just behind the cat has corroded through, so I'll be replacing that and the worn muffler as well.
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    Last post by saeenginee Should I replace my catalytic convertor?
    Wed, 27 Aug 2003 23:06:30
  • Daylight running lights
    Hi all, Is there a way to turn off the DRL on a 1996 Chevy Blazer 2WD 4.3? They go off if the slightest pressure is use on the emergency brake. Thanks Hank
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    Last post by punctuation Daylight running lights
    Wed, 27 Aug 2003 19:42:02
  • Steering wheel not centered after engine replacement
    notice the steering wheel of my 1997 Chevy Venture is no longer centered after it has an engine replaced by a repair shop.
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    Last post by shiden_ka Steering wheel not centered after engine replacement
    Wed, 27 Aug 2003 14:04:11
  • UTI Graduates?
    'm considering persuing a second career in auto mechanics, and I would like to hear from any UTI graduates about their experience.
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    Last post by saeenginee UTI Graduates?
    Wed, 27 Aug 2003 13:53:39
  • Buick cutting out on uphill incline
    have a 91 Buick Park Ave with 60,000 miles. Lately I have found that it may cut out when assending a steep hill if the tank is less than 1/4 tank full.
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    Last post by Robert Hancoc Buick cutting out on uphill incline
    Wed, 27 Aug 2003 11:41:12
  • 97 TransSport Misfire - I think?????
    o all, I have a 1997 TransSport with the 3.4L with about 130,000Km on it and in good shape. The tranny is a 4-spd auto.
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    Last post by Robert Hancoc 97 TransSport Misfire - I think?????
    Wed, 27 Aug 2003 10:26:41
  • Escalade rear disk conversion
    have a 2000 Escalade and would like to convert the lame rear drums to disk brakes. I've seen brackets on the net for sale, but was wondering if any Tahoes, Yukons, or Escalades have rear dis
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    Last post by Nathan Nage Escalade rear disk conversion
    Wed, 27 Aug 2003 07:53:52
  • Engine overheating during motion
    i folks, I have this strange thing going on with my '95 Pontiac firebird. My engine was overheating at idle.
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    Last post by Daniel J Ster Engine overheating during motion
    Wed, 27 Aug 2003 06:19:55
  • tattle-tale chip in cars - howitwillwork.jpg [1/2]
    "Frank Zappa" <melgib...@seemsabitantisemitic.com> wrote in message news:7ql2b.2961624$mA4.404406@news.easynews.com... It's great to have you back Frank!
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    Last post by Jinxte tattle-tale chip in cars - howitwillwork.jpg [1/2]
    Wed, 27 Aug 2003 04:52:26
  • Carb clean
    Does anyone know of a good additive for gas that cleans the inner parts and orifices of a carburetor? eg. old gas varnish
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    Last post by Andrew Paul Carb clean
    Wed, 27 Aug 2003 03:49:17
  • Manual transmission Mazda won't restart if I kill it
    uddenly our '94 Mazda 626 (4cyl, manual, 75,000 miles) has a problem: if I pop the clutch and kill the engine, it most often will not restart for about 5 minutes.
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    Last post by Erik Litch Manual transmission Mazda won't restart if I kill it
    Fri, 29 Aug 2003 05:27:29
  • dumb spark plug question(s)
    ot a real dumb question for y'all. Actually a couple. Well, this could turn into many. Anyway... I've been trying to compile a list of spark plug numbers for various old cars.
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    Last post by Nate Nag dumb spark plug question(s)
    Thu, 28 Aug 2003 12:00:46
  • pb blaster Canadian source
    ey folks, After a bit of searching I've found, with the help of a few on the NG, a source for PB Blaster (penetrating oil) You can get it from KBC tools.
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    Last post by Camero pb blaster Canadian source
    Thu, 28 Aug 2003 01:58:44
  • Camry & Accord: 4 Vs. 6 Cyl.? Opinions Appreciated.
    ello: Never had either before, but it looks as if I'll probably be purchasing a new Toyota Camry or Honda Accord sedan next month.
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    Last post by Barry S Camry & Accord: 4 Vs. 6 Cyl.? Opinions Appreciated.
    Thu, 28 Aug 2003 00:53:16
  • Avg Life of an Engine and Transmission???
    hat is the avg life of an engine and automatic transmission in a car like a toyota corolla? I know it varies but if anyone can give an educated guess-timate that would be great.
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    Last post by Huw Avg Life of an Engine and Transmission???
    Wed, 27 Aug 2003 06:57:19
  • A/C gauge and pressure question for '97 Blazer
    y S-10 Blazer has been having A/C problems. It is a 4.3L engine. I bought some gauges this weekend (seems like I always need some so I bit the bullet).
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    Last post by 48ar A/C gauge and pressure question for '97 Blazer
    Wed, 27 Aug 2003 08:56:10