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Hi, I have a 73 Olds Omega and have recently done a complete tune-up myself. However, the carburetor is still smoking when I drive it even though it is running and sounds smooth. Also it is starting hard in cold weather only. What could be the problem?
My windshield wipers no longer go back to starting point and my interval setting is also not working. I have a 2000 Toyota Avalon.
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 have a 1992 Chevy Silverado Pick Up. It refuses to start. The lights come on but it just will not start. I also have a remote/security system on it. Could the remote be interfering with it starting? I don't have a clue as to what the problem is. I would appreciate your help. Thanks, Jan Cragun Wichita KS
Hey, i just left a question about my dodge stratus not starting and then went on to reading about Oprah, who i LOVE!! doing more good deeds... if I could give anyone anything... I would give cars to the poor people that have children (been there done that, and it's HARD), or granting last wishes for people with terminal cancer. My dad was diagnosed with ...
Hi I have a 91 Honda Accord. Lately I notice that when I take it out of park it seemed a little hard. Then yesterday I went to the store and when I tried to get it out of park it would not budge. Someone told me to stick the key in the slot and that released the shift....but everytime I park I have to put the key in to get to release. I also notice ...
95 grand am. last couple of weeks i seem to have a problem starting the car. I have to bump down the gas pedal three or four times maybe more before it starts. can you help.

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