staticsan
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How do I stop the 'never-ending' turn signal?
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I don't know that car specifically, but it sounds like the auto-cancel mechanism is bent or mis-installed. Since it is integral with the steering column, you will probably need to pull off your ...

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Tips for an oil change at home: cleanliness and disposal?
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Here's a tip for pouring the oil in: pour from the "wrong" side of the container. It's easier to control the start when you do that.

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What could be the reason for intermittent behavior of a window switch?
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It's probably the switches. The contacts do degrade over time. They can usually be cleaned if you know what you are doing, but most people would recommend just replacing them. Also if the windows have ...

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Best Ways to Pass Emissions?
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There is a chance your 300E has a Bosh Jetronic fuel injection system. These need their own servicing techniques. Key points are: new injectors would usually be a good idea the air path from the ...

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Mustang charging system warning light on, but battery and alternator both passed testing?
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The battery light works by connecting the battery's plus side (through the ignition switch!) to the alternator's positive output. It's probably the oddest piece of circuitry in a car, but that's why ...

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Oil change with front wheels on ramps?
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You can get more oil out of the bottom if you take pan off once it's empty. The difficulty of doing this will vary by car, of course. Just be careful if the oil is hot. And you will probably need a ...

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Car not starting: How likely that it's the fuel pump?
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It's more likely to be the relay than the fuel pump. And the run-on of the fuel pump is much more likely to be heard after cranking, rather than just when ignition is enabled. You don't want the fuel ...

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Setting timer for central locking for forgetful owners
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An auto-electrician who installs alarms and remote unlocks would probably be able to help. The cars that do this already generally require you take the key out, too. I know high-end Subarus will re-...

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Will higher octane fuel improve gas mileage?
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It may be worth trying out a tank of higher octane once, paying attention to how long it lasts over a tank of what you've normally been using. I noticed my 2001 Lancer went further on a tank if I ...

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Holden Commodore not moving
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I'd find a specialist on Aussie automatics. Hunt through your friends to find who has had quality gearbox work done on their autos. If any go racing or have performance cars, ask their advice, too. ...

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How to properly maintain a collector car
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The single best thing you can do is join a car club or active forum and talk with fellow enthusiasts. The advice about how to keep it happy is going to have information specific for your car's make ...

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