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Can I drive with a bad alternator?

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Of course you can, if you are a total nutcase...

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Oh yes. You need to get that title in the name of the new owner.

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When a vehicle is repossessed by the lender it is sold at a public auction for as near the fair market value as is possible. The amount the vehicle is sold for is deducted from the balance of the loan and the borrower is responsible for the repayment of that amount plus any interest and additiona...

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You need to pay off the present loan. Most people do that by adding the balance on to their new car loan, getting deeper and deeper into debt.

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This will result in a low coolant level and decreased cooling of your engine.If you drive even for a short time without enough coolant, your engine can seize or die altogether.An antifreeze leak can occur through a hole in your radiator.

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How do you know if your car's alternator is bad?

Bad alternator symptoms: Dim lights. The failing alternator symptom most drivers recognize is dim or flickering lights. Service engine light. Another obvious sign is the one your vehicle tries to tell you. Odd noises. Electrical issues. Engine stalling. Dead battery.

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yes but running a car on stands is very dangerous

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Can you go to jail if you start driving crazy on any roads with a car?

Yes, Reckless driving (or endangerment) CAN carry a jail sentence.

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What happens if car is low on brake fluid?

The second most common cause of low brake fluid is a leak.If you don't find out where it is leaking and fix the problem, then you could end up running the brake system dry.The end result is this: When you step on the brakes, the pedal will go all the way to the floor but it will not stop the car.

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Will a car overheat if low on oil?

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If you believe the settlement offered for a car that was totaled is too low can it be questioned?

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Can you drive a car if you have transmission problem?

Yes, you can, how far you will actually manage to drive it will depend on the fault with the transmission.You might only get half a mile before the transmission stops working. :)

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Is it still safe to drive your car if the hub bearing needs to be replaced?

Not really - if it really gets bad it could cause you to lose control of cehicle or even heat up enough other components to cause heat damage & make it even more expensive

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If you have lost your license can you still insure a car?

This depends where you live. In some countries the car is insured itself and anyone can drive it, but in other countries a car owner is insured. In the countries where the owner is insured, you will not get insurance without a valid driving license as you are not allowed to drive the car anyways!

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Why 1996 Bonny no air charge is OK fuse ok if you jump the sensor on the back of the compressor the fans turn on but still no compressor you don't see a low side sensor anywhere?

Check for pressure switch located at the top of the drier-if there try jumping across it.

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How do you check if the alternator is working?

Get yourself a mulitmeter, start the car then attach the meter to the battery.If the alternator is working then the meter should say that there is 13.2 to 14.8 Volts. Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES should you remove a battery cable while the engine is running. This could cause you to DESTROY THE COMPUTOR...

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How many miles can you drive after the low fuel light comes on in a 2010 Dodge Charger?

I am currently attempting to go 28 miles with .835 gallons of regular after driving 20 miles with the gas light on. If I don't right again I made it.

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Can you still drive a car with a blown head gasket?

Leaking coolant and combustion gases can cause high temperature gradients leading to erosion of the leak area and possible cracking.For all these reasons we don't recommend driving with a blown head gasket.The good news is there is a quick and easy way to seal your blown head gasket and keep your...

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Will the car start if the alternator is bad?

If you jump start your car and it will start, but the engine dies right after the jump then it is most likely the alternator.(Note: Do not try to test the alternator by removing the negative battery cable with the engine running.This could damage your car or truck's electrical systems).

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In Illinois isn't it illegal if a car is repossessed with the plates still on it?

when they repossess your car it makes sense that you would get it in the mail with a notice.

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Will a car not start if low on gas?

In addition to overheating and prematurely wearing out the pump, running a car low on fuel tends to pull up the sediment that normally sits at the bottom of the tank.Once the fuel filter is clogged, sufficient fuel will no longer get to the engine, and your car won't run.

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If you are in bankruptcy can you still purchase a new or used car?

If it is chapter 7 and has not been discharged then, no. If it is a chapter 13 then the bankruptcy filer would need the permissin of the trustee to make any major financial transactions.

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IF you hide the VIN number can the car still be repo?

Yes! Better make sure you hide all the vin numbers and remove your plates:) Seriously hiding the vin will make no difference, only make it harder for the repo man to id.

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Can I still drive my car with the engine light on?

When the check engine light is solid, you can typically drive the car for hundreds of miles without an issue.There will be a decrease in fuel efficiency and vehicle performance, but you should be able to drive without a problem.It's not an emergency, but you should still make an appointment with ...

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Can i remove front drive shaft on a awd and still drive?

It depends on the type of AWD system. Please reask the question and include the year, make, and model.

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How long can you drive a car if the transmission is bad?

That's not too difficult - until the thing stops and won't move any more!

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What part of the car can you read?

parts of the engine and the doors, hood and trunk.

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