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Putting the Pedal to the Metal

By May 1, 2017 Car Diary

A long known about problem in our car is the accelerator cable. Unlike new cars, in our Toyota an actual cable connects the gas pedal to release the gasoline. So the gas pedal has a cable  connected to it with a screw that connects to the carburetor. When you step on the gas pedal the cable is pulled and opens up a little flap to allow gas into the carburetor.

We have often had problems with the cable fraying. Read More

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How to jump start your car

By May 1, 2017 Car Diary

Our car, being 30 years old, often has many quirks and complications. Every day we deal with something different. Recently, we had a problem with our battery.

At 9:00 in the morning we went to help one of our friends jump start their battery. After we returned home, we didn’t realize that our headlights were on. Hours later, when we were leaving to help someone move, our car was dead. Our first instinct was to push start the car. Read More

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