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I am starting work on my 1951 dodge b3-c truck. As a temporary measure while working on engine/electrical, how can I de-rust and stabilize the floor? It is firm metal, but rusty and crusty.
When I start the my 2008 VW beetle in the morning, a red picture shows up on the dash board that looks like a small flag in water. What does it mean? Am I at risk to drive the car before I get the symbol checked out? Is it the oil or some other fluid indicator?
I have a 2002 Saturn S-Series. The low temp light comes on and every three days I have to refill the reservoir, which after so long of doing this I start filling it with water. I just put a new thermostat and reservoir on it and it runs good but when I stop at a light for a period of time or at the drive thru it tends to boil over. Help me please. ...
Hi. My key to my 2004 Chrysler Crossfire won't turn to the start position in ignition. Locksmiths already looked and couldn't help. I don't want to go to dealer, since they quoted $1700 to fix there. Any suggestions ,thanks
Had a code 340 crankcase positioning sensor installed on my 2002 Dodge Dakota, but it still will not start.
I replaced the fuel filter/fuel pump in my 2001 TOyota Celica. The car starts, but fuel is running too rich, and it smokes. Is there a sensor I should be looking at replacing?
I can start my 2000 Pontiac 2000 but I cant get it out of park.. it has been really hard to move out of park the last week but two days ago I tried to leave and it just wont move (the gear shift)... help please. ..

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