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    Belron Toolbox with collapsible cart. One neat setup

    My previous roommate moved out last month to move 30 miles away and left this toolbox behind. He does not want it back and I don't exactly have a need for it either. My tools aren't going anywhere and I haven't left the house very much. But I admit this is a neat setup. I did some research...
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    2014 F150 intermittent low oil pressure alert at idle only

    95k miles on a 5.0L V8. Engine runs like a top with a steady diet of Motorcraft 5W-20 synthetic blend whenever the oil change reminder comes on. This issue started a week after the last oil change and at that time I did not use Motorcraft oil but rather Mobil 1 that was on sale. The FL500-S...
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    25 cent oil filter find. US made Purolator from 1997

    Attached picture is not the filter itself but a stock photo of what I found in a Goodwill shopping for garage clothes. Would it still be usable after sitting on a store shelf for maybe years? The box says 1997 and there are no obvious signs of damage inside or out. It just happens to fit one...
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    Steering damper completely stuck on Buick Roadmaster

    Hello all. I have a 1995 Roadmaster in as nearly good shape as you can find one these days. It's been daily driven but the steering damper has started to cause a pull to the left by exerting pressure on the tie rod so I decided to replace it today. It attaches to the passenger side frame and...
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    Garage door repair for dummies. Needing advice.

    Hello all. I have a manual garage door, an older unit. No motor has ever been attached to it. Today the roller carrier broke off completely while I was lifting it up. The two universal screws holding it together ripped through the single layer of steel holding the insulation. As a result...
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    1995 Buick Roadmaster Passkey not resetting

    Hello all. I am following the reset procedure to the letter. The PASS KEY light has to turn off after 10 minutes of flashing and this must be repeated 3 times. In my case the light keeps flashing indefinitely well past the 10 minute mark and does not turn off like it should. It will flash...
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    Michelin jack won't lift a load

    Hi all. I have a 3 1/2 ton Michelin floor jack that has the quick lift feature but it has now rendered itself useless. It will raise and lower itself without any weight on it but anything like a car is out of the question. It will just stay under the car and squeak loudly with every pump...
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    Sister's 2010 VW Beetle. Good first car??

    Don't have pics yet as it's night time here. It's a cream white on white leather interior, 2.5L NA with 6 speed auto. 116k miles with a laundry list of new parts (Fuel pump, cooling fan assembly, , battery, 2 new switchblade remotes). It's very clean and only needs cosmetic touch ups like...
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    1995 Buick Roadmaster. Low speed metallic noise

    Hello all I have been hearing a sporadic groaning/clunking sound from my rear axle. It is a limited slip rear end(GM posi). The noise in question is only noticeable at parking lot speeds with the driver's window open while making a turn. I don't think it's the bearings as I don't hear typical...
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    Infrequently used LT1 vibrating at idle. No codes.

    84k LT1 in 1995 Buick vibrates at idle in gear. It sits quite a bit. However it doesn't run rough under any acceleration when it does get used. Really doesn't affect the way it drives so I don't think it's a traditional misfire. No codes have been stored at all since it started. When the AC is...
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    1995 Roadmaster brake issues, what to look for?

    Okay so this car drives and rides beautifully but it has started to show its age with 20 years and 73k miles. Just today it started pulling to the right under any sort of brake application, the steering wheel also turns the same direction making me have to correct it. It's also accompanied by a...
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    Buick Roadmaster level ride control

    I have a very much original 1995 Roadmaster sedan with the Gran Touring Suspension air ride option. The compressor itself has a tendency to keep running after the engine is shut off. It will do this for a few minutes at most, and it runs every other minute. Does this indicate any impending...
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    2008 Chrysler Town & Country AWD tire rec.

    My uncle drove from Illinois to Arizona in his '08 T&C van equipped with AWD. The tires on it will definitely not last another road trip, they are right down to the wear bars. He does a lot of highway driving and commutes in snow about 4 months out of the year. Traction in ice and light snow is...
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    1995 Buick Roadmaster's upcoming 60K mile service

    Car is nearing 20 years old. Relatively unknown service history but it runs and drives like a champ. I have two concerns regarding the passage of time and short trips on the car. The water pump is original (LT1 motor). It's bone dry underneath. Do I have to worry about the distributor taking...
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    1995 Buick Roadmaster with 58K miles, daily driven

    It has the LT1 engine and it appears the passage of time has not been so kind to the car. The rear main seal might be on the way out as there is oily residue in the area but no drips. Oil cooler lines are also leaking but that's a cheap fix. From what I know this car has done almost nothing but...
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    Inaccurate fuel gauge on 1995 Buick Roadmaster

    I have a 1995 Roadmaster with 55k miles. I am wondering if this is an easy DIY fix. The gauge's behavior isn't erratic in my opinion. I had one minor incident where it completely sputtered out of gas while the gauge read just under a quarter tank, with no low fuel indicator to alert me...
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    Pricing of cartidge style filters

    Using Wal-Mart's pricing as an example, both the Fram TG9018 and ACDelco PF457G for GM's 2.2L Ecotec engines are almost 10 dollars a pop and the ACDelco filter doesn't even include an O-ring like the Fram does. The Purolator Classic P15436 is priced the exact same as the rest of Purolator's...
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    1994 Cadillac Fleetwood recommendation

    I'm changing the oil and some other fluids in my grandfather's Fleetwood. It's an LT1-powered model with 96,250 senior-citizen-driven miles. Lately it takes 10 mile trips almost every day in Arizona weather. Before the last oil change in November, the car had been sitting for a few weeks at a...
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    WalMart TLE mandating synthetics for newer cars?

    I am a former TLE employee moving on to a higher paying factory job. Yesterday in one store, I came across a posted sign behind one of their registers noting that "All 2011 and newer model year vehicles require synthetic oil to maintain your warranty." I can provide a photo of it as soon as I...
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    Recommendations for two cars in Arizona weather

    The first car is my own, a 2008 Ford Fusion 2.3L. 101k miles as a former rental car. Currently I take it on 20 minute long commutes in moderate stop-and-go traffic almost every day, highway usage is uncommon with this car. The second car is a 2004 Nissan Altima 2.5 S. 124K miles under its belt...
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