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I have a 1994 Chevy Lumina that when first starting it, the rpm goes to 1500 then it comes back down to 1000, but then takes a long time to drop back down below a 1000rpm. Need suggestions on what I can do?
I bought a 07 VW Rabbit; it's a nice car with about 1k miles, however, the crazy thing gets about 23 MPG. When I drive 40 mph I put it in 5th to lower the RPMs. Do you have any idea about how to get better MPG? I really try to follow Amy's advice. Would a K & N filter help?
I DRIVE A 91 HONDA ACCORD.ON TAKE OFF THE RPM GOES TO 3 BEFORE THE CAR EVEN GETS GOING.I DO NOT HEAR THE GEAR SHIFITNG WHILE DRIVING
I drive a 1998 Grand Prix-110,000 miles....lately the RPM meter has been jumping and my car feels like its tugging-I am so afraid this will cost alot to fix-I am a single mother and need to get my little boy around safely! What is my least expensive choice to fix this (if there is one) Thank you for your time!
My car is a 1998 Grand Prix-has 114,000 miles onit-just started making a sound like an airplane-don\*t know how else to describe it! Goes along with jumping rpm\*s....temp gage shows its still cooling ok....any idea what it could be? Thanks!
My 1997 Saturn SC2 is making a throaty rattling noise when idling or accelerating, but the noise is not consistent with the RPMs (it does not happen at high RPMs). No warning lights are on. Everyone I
I have a 94 manual Acura Integra. I just had the clutch replaced then the clutch master cylinder. I have noticed lately that the engine is idling high. When it cold starts, it started idling around 1500 rpms. Now, the engine constantly revs when I

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