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  • 1983 Ford LTD-II (Ho-Hum) Brake Line Question
    ello, while replacing the wheel cylinders on this 1983 Ford LTD -II (the scaled-down LTD version), 200 straight-six, 4-door auto trans.
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    Last post by Nutz4Camar 1983 Ford LTD-II (Ho-Hum) Brake Line Question
    Mon, 30 Oct 2000 08:47:50
  • Help! Car wont start.
    y Brothers 1988 Tbird Turbo Coupe cranks over but wont start. He doesn't live near me so I'm troubleshooting over the phone with him.
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    Last post by Jay Help! Car wont start.
    Mon, 30 Oct 2000 06:43:04
  • What Kind Of Engin do I have
    odel year? johnat...@myrealbox.com wrote: > I have an engin that I want to put in a Jeep cherokee 4cyl.
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    Last post by Gary Deria What Kind Of Engin do I have
    Mon, 30 Oct 2000 05:35:33
  • Is my EGR DOA -- Solved!!!!
    am flying high, fellow gearheads. I just solved the EGR mystery. Yes, all the components tested out, but Chilton's failed to mention that you should test for exhaust backpressure to the BPT
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    Last post by NissTec Is my EGR DOA -- Solved!!!!
    Mon, 30 Oct 2000 05:16:23
  • 1993 Escort Shudders.
    have an 1993 Escort (UK) which shudders when I accelerate (especially light acceleration). A Ford garage seem to think its a sensor which guages gass emmisions?? But they can't gurantee it?
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    Last post by 9Wright 1993 Escort Shudders.
    Mon, 30 Oct 2000 05:12:37
  • ....Can this be normal?
    e have a 94 LeSabre with 40K on it. My wife only drives it a few miles a day. There are two problems that we've had for a couple of years: I have to add about 1 quart of oil about e
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    Last post by User1323 ....Can this be normal?
    Mon, 30 Oct 2000 05:04:42
  • Ran Over Spray Paint Can
    How can I remove red spray paint from the hub cap and side pannel of my green Camry? CN
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    Last post by Tim Blanchar Ran Over Spray Paint Can
    Mon, 30 Oct 2000 03:20:15
  • low coolant light
    have a low coolant warning light that comes on intermitantly on the 1998 Mercury Mystique. The coolant is and has always been at the proper level.
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    Last post by wb low coolant light
    Mon, 30 Oct 2000 02:37:01
  • 85 Chevy 454-hesitates
    have an 1985 Chevy 454 engine (in a boat). It idles smoothly, but upon heavy acceleration or if you go over twenty miles an hour it loses power and hesitates.
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    Last post by JimL 85 Chevy 454-hesitates
    Mon, 30 Oct 2000 01:40:14
  • Hard to Steer...Really Hard
    've gotten good advice here before so thanks for all your help. The problem I'm having is my 93 Grand Am is getting impossible to steer.
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    Last post by leonard baile Hard to Steer...Really Hard
    Mon, 30 Oct 2000 00:05:46
  • Mazda Miller Cycle Engine Dies
    995 Mazda Millenia S, starts easily and immediately dies, as if someone turned key to off position (coasts down).
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    Last post by BOB UR Mazda Miller Cycle Engine Dies
    Mon, 30 Oct 2000 00:00:00
  • car shakes above 50 mph
    have a friend who is having problem with his car. He say that if he go above like 50 mph, and above 4,000 rpm, his car starts to shake and wobble like crazy.
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    Last post by Spud car shakes above 50 mph
    Sun, 29 Oct 2000 15:32:26
  • Octane boosting
    ello, One of the webpage I was looking at said octane booster sold at store doesn't do much and much better alternative would be adding methylbenzene.
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    Last post by Larry Smit Octane boosting
    Sun, 29 Oct 2000 14:31:04
  • Independant Inspectors Out There??
    ny independant inspectors out there? If so, what areas are you from and what type of inspections do you do? I am an independant in the PA, NJ areas.
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    Last post by dekrier3 Independant Inspectors Out There??
    Sun, 29 Oct 2000 13:41:34
  • Can '91 Escort engine replace a '93 Engine?
    hank you in advance for your replies. I have a 93 Escort LX with a 1.9 engine. The engine needs replacing. The mechanic at one shop wants to install a 91 engine.
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    Last post by nospam.. Can '91 Escort engine replace a '93 Engine?
    Sun, 29 Oct 2000 12:09:08
  • Brake bleeding
    've heard people here mention that they bleed their brakes by gravity rather then pumping the brakes. How is this done? Do you just leave the bleeder open and wait or is there more to it tha
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    Last post by the fl Brake bleeding
    Sun, 29 Oct 2000 12:02:21
  • used engine or rebuild '86 Toy
    i All, I have an ?86 Toy 2 WD pick-up with 160K. I bought it new, and it has been a good truck. I now have either a blown head gasket or cracked head.
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    Last post by Rich used engine or rebuild '86 Toy
    Sun, 29 Oct 2000 09:24:50
  • Head Gasket problem?
    an someone tell me the symptoms of a blown head gasket? Got an '89 Ford Ranger 2.9 V6 with 108K on it. It's started to loose radiator fluid, with no apparent leakage.
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    Last post by leonard baile Head Gasket problem?
    Sun, 29 Oct 2000 09:03:07
  • '96 Buick Regal light problem
    t's the panel lights on the climate contol and radio. There are 8 climate buttons arranged in two rows of four across.
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    Last post by square kno '96 Buick Regal light problem
    Sun, 29 Oct 2000 08:44:36
  • 87exp won't start
    y 87Ford EXP won't start. I have changed the pickup in the dist., the coil, ignition module, and cap and rotor. My next thought is the ECM.
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    Last post by Dog Mea 87exp won't start
    Sun, 29 Oct 2000 08:02:02
  • what could cause not downshifting?
    995 Geo Metro LSI, 123k miles, 3-spd automatic. I noticed today it was sluggish from a standing start and made a lot of hissing noise when beginning to move.
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    Last post by MC 10kW Jesu what could cause not downshifting?
    Sun, 29 Oct 2000 06:47:40
  • 92 Cutlass Supreme
    ey everybody. My mom has a 92 olds cutlass supreme, 6 cyl (i think it's a 3. something) with about 50,000 miles on it.
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    Last post by Chris Plat 92 Cutlass Supreme
    Sun, 29 Oct 2000 06:06:15
  • New clutch - now no 4 wheel drive ?
    just had a tranny place replace my clutch and slave cylinder on a 89 Jeep Cherokee - 4.0 - 5 speed. I went to put it in 4 wheel drive H today in the rain.
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    Last post by Erik Litch New clutch - now no 4 wheel drive ?
    Sun, 29 Oct 2000 05:59:19
  • 88GMC .5 ton 2WD ABS prob.
    ello, I need some help on diagnosing a problem with the somewhat primitive antilock brake system on this truck with 305/Turbo400.
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    Last post by Dick Wel 88GMC .5 ton 2WD ABS prob.
    Sun, 29 Oct 2000 05:01:16
  • Corolla ('92 wagon) - fuel leak
    Last couple of weeks, I've been getting out of the car and smelling a trace of gasoline. Today it was a little stronger.
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    Last post by Doug Millike Corolla ('92 wagon) - fuel leak
    Sun, 29 Oct 2000 01:27:20
  • Is my EGR DOA -- TIA...
    veryone: In a past post (to alt.autos.nissan), I outlined my EGR woes. To quickly summarize -- I get a Check Engine light in my 1994 Altima with 71K miles, infrequently at highway spee
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    Last post by NissTec Is my EGR DOA -- TIA...
    Sat, 28 Oct 2000 23:47:30
  • Honda/Toyota Parts on line?
    I used to buy auto parts on line from WorldWide Auto Parts in NJ (Genuine Honda and Toyota Oil filters etc). Apparently they are no longer in business.
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    Last post by brorj.. Honda/Toyota Parts on line?
    Sat, 28 Oct 2000 22:51:22
  • starter cranks too long when warm
    y 98 Buick with the 3800 starts instantly every morning - you don't even hear the starter. But when I stop anywhere, like the grocery store, and then come out, it cranks for at least 4-5 secon
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    Last post by HogDocto starter cranks too long when warm
    Sat, 28 Oct 2000 21:43:08
  • Rear Main Seal
    own an '86 Ford Ranger ext cab. Manual trans and 2.3L EFI. I must not have installed the main seal right during an engine rebuild and now it seeps oil, Just enough to be annoying.
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    Last post by J W Drumm Rear Main Seal
    Sat, 28 Oct 2000 19:23:58
  • Testing a brake booster for vacuum leak
    think that my brake booster is causing a big vaccuum leak which causes my car to stall right after it starts up. When I lightly rev the engine I hear a rough sound like pinging and I hear a s
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    Last post by leonard baile Testing a brake booster for vacuum leak
    Sat, 28 Oct 2000 17:48:22
  • ZMAX
    as any one out there ever tried the engine treatment: Z-MAX? I have been looking for an engine treatment, but there are so many different kinds.
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    Last post by Stephen Bigelo ZMAX
    Sat, 28 Oct 2000 15:57:23
  • Testing toilet paper bypass filters
    There have been a lot of tests done on the large paper towel filters. Most are for large heavy duty engines. Sadly the big boys consider small engines throw away engines and not worth proper
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    Last post by Mike Grah Testing toilet paper bypass filters
    Sat, 28 Oct 2000 08:11:04
  • Poor Man's OBD? SMECmatics?
    Having a car which is over a decade old, (an 88 Daytona), I am feeling a bit jealous of the 96 and newer crowd who have this OBD phenomenon to enjoy.
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    Last post by N. Nels Poor Man's OBD? SMECmatics?
    Sat, 28 Oct 2000 08:05:30
  • Waterproofing an HEI
    'd like to waterproof a six-cylinder GM HEI distributor. Have any of you done that, or know of documentation on the web for waterproofing an HEI? Can you offer me advice? Thanks,
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    Last post by DAN GRAHA Waterproofing an HEI
    Sat, 28 Oct 2000 07:43:37
  • Ebay tonight: Windshield repair kit.
    Make big $$ Item # 474003545
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    Last post by DBrem2 Ebay tonight: Windshield repair kit.
    Sat, 28 Oct 2000 07:39:55
  • Running rich at idle (VW Jetta)????
    i, everybody. New to this group. The car: VW Vento (Jetta) '94. 1.8L mono-motronic (throttle body injection), 55000 miles.
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    Last post by RM Running rich at idle (VW Jetta)????
    Sat, 28 Oct 2000 05:43:02
  • transmission rumbling on 98 Grand Caravan
    have a 98 Grand Caravan w/a 3.3L V6 and auto tranny. It has about 56K miles on it. There is a rumbling noise from the transmission when the tranny is in D or R, but not N or P.
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    Last post by Mark Land transmission rumbling on 98 Grand Caravan
    Sat, 28 Oct 2000 04:25:02
  • Batter electrolyte level check
    ello, I just bought an Interstate 60-month battery with filler caps. How often should I pry open the caps and check the electrolyte level? A Delco maintenance-free battery I used to
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    Last post by Kenneth Pierc Batter electrolyte level check
    Sat, 28 Oct 2000 02:48:02
  • REDLINE SYNTHETIC products on-line
    Beginning November 1, 2000, FREEMAN ENTERPRISES will offer convenient, on-line sales of the complete line of Red Line Synthetic Oil products and Chevron Techron Concentrate to affiliate
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    Last post by billy clint REDLINE SYNTHETIC products on-line
    Sat, 28 Oct 2000 02:20:20
  • Before you buy any RedLine Synthetic
    e sure to check out prices on the full line of RedLine Synthetic products available on <www.redlinesales.com> after 11/1/00.
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    Last post by barrie.. Before you buy any RedLine Synthetic
    Sat, 28 Oct 2000 01:55:49
  • XP: Need copy of Toyota TSB
    Does anyone have access to TSB EG013-99? Could you post it, please? RM
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    Last post by Rick Jone XP: Need copy of Toyota TSB
    Sat, 28 Oct 2000 01:43:55