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Jul
25
comment Keeping an old car alive?
I've already got that rust as of the past year! It worries me but I don't know what to do about it.
Jul
25
asked Exhaust smell emanating from old car?
Jun
16
accepted Are radios model-specific?
Jun
16
comment Can anyone identify the problem?
For the record, having identified and fixed the problem: I was low on transmission fluid, but not out. Apparently I just couldn't see well enough in the half-light under which it was examined. The true problem turned out to be simply that my coil had died altogether and needed to be replaced entirely. I still don't fully understand why that allowed for the car to start at all. Thanks for your answer though!
Jun
16
accepted Can anyone identify the problem?
Jun
16
comment Keeping an old car alive?
I feel like I'm consulting the medical team on options for my dying grandfather.
Jun
16
asked Keeping an old car alive?
Jun
2
asked New headlight lenses?
May
28
accepted How to know if I need new tires?
May
28
asked How to know if I need new tires?
May
18
comment I bought a new radio. How difficult would it be for an amateur to install?
I think I got such an adapter, yes. Well, what I got is the item on the left in this picture: autotoys.com/pics/ROEM-GM21.jpg
May
18
accepted I bought a new radio. How difficult would it be for an amateur to install?
May
18
revised I bought a new radio. How difficult would it be for an amateur to install?
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May
18
asked I bought a new radio. How difficult would it be for an amateur to install?
May
1
revised Can anyone identify the problem?
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May
1
comment Can anyone identify the problem?
Thing is, I'm not certain it is the transmission. I'm far from knowledgeable about these things. The mechanics this morning said it sounded more like engine trouble to him, like it was misfiring, but he's going to look at both and get back to me soon. Update pending.
May
1
asked Can anyone identify the problem?
Apr
29
awarded  Commentator
Apr
29
comment What to do if your car breaks down a LONG way from home?
I have AAA. It's $3/mile to be towed. 200+ miles from home...bad. I mean, sure, you can get towed to a local auto shop, but what if the repair is $1000 and you're a poor college student and you don't have that? Is there any safety net that exists for such situations?
Apr
29
comment What to do if your car breaks down a LONG way from home?
I know this is a bit off-topic, but I thought if there was anywhere to get a good answer, it would be here.