What to do with gas that has been sitting in a car for five years?

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You will need to clear out all the muck and grime which could have been accumulated in the fuel tank, gas lines and even the intake manifold.

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How do you clean gasoline out of a car that has been sitting for 10 years?

U NEED TO REMOVE THE GAS TANK. CLEAN OUT THE RUST. PUT IN A GAS TANK SEALER. REINSTAL TANK ON CAR.

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How best to start a fuel injected car that has been sitting for 3 years?

First, try to drain as much of the old gasoline out of it as possible...CAREFULLY. Add fresh fuel to the tank and also add fuel injector cleaner. Before actually trying to start it, turn the key to the on position a few times. This will pressurize the fuel system(it may take a few tries before it...

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How do you start a diesel engine that has been sitting for six years?

I have the same question but I'm 14 I'm a mechanic at our house. My truck is 1990 Chevy

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Can you syphon gasoline out of a car that has been sitting for two years?

Yes, but the gas is most likely bad unless something was put in it to stabilize it. Gas starts to go bad after a few months. Also depends on the quantity in the tank. Something like a lawn mower will only last a short time where an automobile might last a bit longer.

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Is it safe to buy a truck that has been sitting for 3 years but has low mileage and runs?

Any used car bought better undergo an inspection by a trained mechanic. There are a slew of parts and systems that can go wrong simply if the car has been sitting for three years. Was it sitting in the sun or inside a shaded area? what is the condition of all the rubber parts, hoses, boots, belts...

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How do you free a stuck carb on a car that has been sitting for 10 years?

Buy a rebuild kit and follow the instructions.

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What gas treatment do i use for 1981 Chevy C10 its been sitting for a year?

Use any name brand gasoline treatment then top off with fresh gasoline and you'll be fine.

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What needs to be done if a car has been sitting in a garage for over a year?

If the engine has not been run or turned over in that time, do this. Remove the spark plugs, and pour ordinary motor oil down the holes. No need to fill them, but pour some in there. Let it sit overnight. Hopefully the battery has been disconnected all that time. Put it on the charger. The follow...

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How do you start a car that has been sitting for a long time?

Fresh fully charged battery and fresh gasoline

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What should you do to get a car running that has been sitting for a long time?

well maybe you shouldn't leave your car running for so long and hmmm fill it up with gas and get a new battery to start with

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How do you get a car running that's been sitting for over 10 years?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0Knj2pk9Hk http://classiccars.about.com/od/maintenancetips/ss/StartStoredCar_3.htm

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How do you start a 2007 car that has been sitting for 6 months?

Cars newer than 2000 usually don't have trouble starting. However, after 6 months the gas might have gone bad. Buy a cheap siphon (example: and siphon out the gas and then replace it with new gas. If the car still doesn't start, you may have faulty spark plugs. Try replacing the spark plugs.Make ...

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What should you check if your car has been sitting for a year?

The gasoline is probably stale and the tires are probaly soft and the battery may be dead.

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Car hasn't been driven in five years do you have to register it to sell?

No, but the person buying it will have to pay 5 years back license unless they get a non-use statement signed by you.

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Has gas ever been more than five dollars?

I was just in Orlando FL, March 7, 2011 and the gas stations right near the airport were selling regular (87 octane) at $5.39. That's right, above $5. The going rate where I was visiting, nearer to Ocala was a more reasonable (?) $3.49, which is consistent with prices in central NY state where I ...

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Have a 62 galaxie car that has been setting for 4 years need to get running?

Remove plugs and squirt a small amount of Marvel Mystery oil into cylinders Install a new battery Drain and replace fuel Check oil

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What to do to a car brought that's been sittin for a year?

You want to change the fuel, oil, check the tires, look it over for anything that my break, then start it and see how it runs, if there's a problem, get it fixed.

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Do you replace brand new tires on a car that been sitting a year?

No. Modern tires can stand a year, maybe even two.I have always trusted toyo last for ever and are very quiet, nokian, and michlin tire

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When you get a car running that has been sitting for a wile what problems might it have?

It depends on how long a "while" is. A few months is no problem, a few years and you will have fuel problems, battery problems, brake problems and cooling system hoses, belts, tires, etc problems.

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Why would a car that has been sitting outside for over a year not move when put in gear with the engine running or pushed in neutral with the brake off?

just because the brake is off dose not mean it is not sticking, thsi is usually do to rust. if the parking brake was left on then it could be sticking to. you might want to try and spray a rust penetrant on the moving parts and try and make the parts move. try and work the parking brake and the b...

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I have a car that has not been moved in over a year with old gas in it. Do I just add more gas to it or is there an additive I can use?

fuel stabilizers only work when put in before storage. your best bet is to drain out the old fuel, there will be sediment in the tank and some of the fuel may be gel like so it is better not to let it run through the fuel system and into the engine.

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What would cause a 2000 f250 with 5.4 to just start missing at times been sitting for a year bought it put some gas in sprayed off the motor now it has a miss at times sometimes worse than other?

By spraying off your engine you destroyed your coils. I would recommend taking it into a shop, finding out which ones are bad, and replace them. You should never spray off your engine to clean it.

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How do you start an old car that has been sitting?

How long its been sitting and if it has been stored inside or outside makes a big difference. Sitting a couple years or less, a fully charged battery and fresh gas added should do it. Longer than that may require draining all the old gas first. Inspect for rodent damage. After it has ran and warm...

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Car has been repo for two years?

and? what about it? form a question if you seek an answer.

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What do you do with a car that has not been paid on in two years and the bank will not pick it up?

Not much you can do with it. Drive it if it will run or call a wrecker compnay to come get it if it wont run.

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I'm selling a non running car to a junk yard in Ca that didn't pass smog has suspended registration and has been sitting for 6 years unregistered.When junked are those past registration fees waived?

the fees stay with the car. who ever was going to register it a gen would have to pay back fees but it is going to the junk yard you don't need to pay it cause it is on the car.

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How do you go about getting a title for a truck that has been abandoned on your property for 4 years and owner has gone back to Mexico?

It depends on your state. In some states you can file a certificate of lien form for the vehicle and get the title and other states will not. You will have to contact the motor vehicles office in your state.

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What happens to a car that has not been driven for a while?

The car will not be ready for use so you have to warm up the engine or just ride it often

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What do you want to check if your car has been sitting?

The battery, to see if it has a charge. The gas, to see if it is still good enough to burn properly. The water in the radiator, to make sure the engine wont overheat. The oil, to make sure it is at the correct level and no water has corrupted it. The tire air pressure, to make sure that all are a...

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If you finance a car for five years are you stuck with that car for five years or can you change it for a different model at the same company you did the financing with?

saya memiliki kereta kancil 850, dan sekarang sudah menjangkau usia 4 tahun lebih, sekiranya saya ingin menukar kepada kereta myvi adakah boleh?

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Can a motorhome that has not been run for over 5 years still be started?

If the engine isn't seized up and you check your gas and oil.

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The gas you put in your car had been sitting for awhile and now the car refuses to start?

http://www.autozone.com/servlet/UiBroker?UseCase=S001&UserAction=viewSimpleDiagInfo&Parameters=info Could be moisture in the lines from old gas or the gas began to break down, depends on how old gas is if thiers moisture in there now try product called dry gas it bonds to water and carri...

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What if you have a vehicle that has been written off for non payment that has been sent to a collection agent?

When you finance or lease a vehicle, your creditor holds important rights on the vehicle until you've made the last loan payment or fully paid off your lease obligation. These rights are established by the signed contract and by state law. If your payments are late or you default on your contract...

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How do you apply for a car that has been donated ?

Most charities that look for donated cars do not donate them to people in need; they instead sell the car (or sell the parts of the car) and use the money for their charity. Check with area churches and Goodwill, they may have a program or may know of a specific person willing to donate their car...

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Does a used car dealer have to disclose that a vehicle has been in an accident?

In the US licensed car dealers must disclose whether a car has a "salvage" title, which means an insurance company has decided that a damaged vehicle is a total loss -- in other words, not worth fixing.The damage could have been caused by many things other than an accident, such as flood damage, ...

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How to start car that has sit awhile?

make sure battery is charged, make sure it has good fuel in the tank, replace fuel filter. maybe new spark plugs and spark plug wires. and then try to turn it on. tell me if it turned on, if no we can discuss it more.

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What has been the major reasons that electric cars have not been produced in marketed?

Rising petrol prices, oil wells drying out and less pollution of the environment.

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Do new cars that have not been run for a couple of years make noises?

The motor oil in a stored or unused vehicle is not up in the engine where it should be. I witnessed the destruction of many engines by buyers at auto auctions revving up and blowing the engines of cars that were on sale. Yopu get it cranked up - let it idle a 1/2 hour and change the oil.

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If a 1986 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Brougham has been sitting for two years and now cranks but will not start is there a switch to reset?

Try blasting a little starting fluid into the thottle bore and then cranking it.There is no reset switch but you will have to do some prayer meeting and maintenanec. After 2 years the gas has likely turned to shellac or therebouts. Get rid of the old gas.Emptying the tank a great place start but ...

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How do you open a car trunk that has been slammed to hard?

Push down on it while unlocking it with your key. That works for me.

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What to do after a car has been towed?

after a car has been towed you should either buy a new one or either rent one from a car seller that can let you rent one

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Why has there been changes to the speed limits for cars in Great Britain in the last hundred years?

becasue people are stupid and drive to fast lol

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Why has demand for car sales been static in recent years?

Because the economy is so bad There was a report that just came out where cars that are being traded in that their mileage on average were over 200 thou sand miles on them, this is an indicator of how poor the economy is, the report also included work trucks-they had even higher mileage.

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How do you get a car running that hasn't been started in years?

You squirt light oil into the cylinders and then turn the engine over a few times by hand with the plugs out and ignition off.

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How do you dry out a car that has been rained in?

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How much to fix a lock that has been popped?

How much it costs to fix a lock that has been popped can vary greatly. The price can range from 200.00 to 1,000 depending on the exact car.

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How can you repair paint on a car that has been hit with an egg?

A lot depends on how long the egg had been on the car, and how old the paint is. If you got it washed off right away and it left a stain you might be able to get it off with a fine grit rubbing compound. If that will not do it you may need to use a high speed buffer with a course compound, then f...

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When trying to indentify a specific material that has been?

Shippment has mixed hazard materials.

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My car has been sitting for a monthand starts but the tires not roatating. What's causing this?

Check to see if your emergency brake is applied. If it was and you released it it could still be stuck on. Try rocking the car back and forth between drive and reverse, this may release the stuck brake. Another possibility could be you have a leak in the transmission and most of the trans fluid l...

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How can you sell a car that's been in repossession for two years and the creditor has exhausted all efforts in getting it back?

If the title is not free and clear, then the title cannot be transferred to a new owner and it cannot be sold. If the creditor has written it off and it is no longer in dispute, then it can be sold.You can sell it as scrap metal to a junk yard without a title, I believe.

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Is pinging noises normal for a car that hasn't been run for 2 years?

Better believe it! Stop driving it. Get that old gas out of the gas tank. Change the oil and filter and change the transmission fluid and filter. you might save it for another 50k miles.

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What material that has been tested to ignite without an external ignition source within five minutes of being exposed to air?

Spontaneously Combustible

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How long does it take for a vehicle that has been surrendered in a bankructy take to be picked up?

your best bet is to contact a company called CAR HELP USA. They can help you stop repossessions, lower car payments, get you current with your payments, lower interest rates, and tell you the best solution for your personal situation. They even help with bankruptcy and help you drive the car for ...

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What happens if a car sits for a year?

The fuel in your car may attract large amounts of ambient moisture and this may make starting it difficult (in some cases impossible) if the car sits for a year or longer.When a car sits for extended periods, the hoses for this may become dry and brittle and there may be vacuum leaks when the car...

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Will a car have problems if the gas sits 3 quarters full for 5 years?

It would be best to drain the remaining fuel from the tank and refill it with new gas. Gas has a tendency to turn to a varnish like consistancy after sitting for a few years, not sure if 5 years is long enough but better safe than sorry. A few months of sitting will make fuel worthless.

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Does a car still have to be registered and insured if it has not been running for over a year?

if u drive on the road yes.

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Can you wash a car that has been wrapped?

You should hand wash it using 3M® Car Wash Soap 39000, or Meguiar's NXT Generation® Car Wash or Deep Crystal® Car Wash.Always use a nice automotive sponge or clean, soft cloth to wash your wrap.

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What is the oldest car that has ever been customized?

I'm guessing is the Karl- Benz patent motor wagon

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I have a manual gearbox car and it's been sitting for nearly five years without starting when the gear is engaged wheels don't move or when igniting crankshaft doesn't move how to unfreeze it?

the wheels wont move if the car is in gear but try rocking the car backwards and forwards incase it is stuck in a gear nd should free it of.That's in the case of zero knowledge of operating vehicles!(Of course it won't start if gear is engaged!)

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What to do when your car has been stolen?

call the police and file a report

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How long does a insurance adjuster take to verify a car that has been in a accident?

He will be able to tell it has been damaged in a crash immediatelyHe may take weeks to determine if the crash happened as described by the person reporting it.

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What should I to do get a car to be moved its been sitting in the street for over 2 months?

Call the police department on their non-emergency number. They will tell you what the proper procedure is.

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What happens to a car if it sits for a year?

The fuel in your car may attract large amounts of ambient moisture and this may make starting it difficult (in some cases impossible) if the car sits for a year or longer.When a car sits for extended periods, the hoses for this may become dry and brittle and there may be vacuum leaks when the car...

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Recoiling rear seat belt that has been stretched to far?

Purchase a good used belt assembly from a salvage yard.

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Why has there been Changes to speed limits in Britain in the last 100 years?

== == There have been so many crashes in the last 100 years so the speed limit has changed to accomodate this and reduce the crashes on British roads

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How can you remove locking nut that has been put on with a gun?

This is in order of prefrence:Good Luck

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How do you remove your name from a car title that has been sent to a junk yard?

Most states Have a change of ownership form you can send in. This notifies the state that you sold your automobile. Another thing is always make sure the junk yard/junk buyer is a licensed salvage dealer. This is important because a licensed salvage dealer has to send your tittle in to the state ...

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What happens to a car that sits for a long time?

Over extended periods of time, this will often lead to flat, deflated, rotten, and warped tires.While simply putting air into the time will inflate them, it's not always safe to drive on tires that have been sitting idle too long.

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What will cause 94 ford escort lx not to start after it has been driven it will start after the car has been sitting for a while like over night?

are you saying vehicle will not start when hot? if so, i would get battery checked if battery is old, it loses cranking amps and will not supply enough to start a hot engine

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What do you do with a vehicle that hasn't been registered in a long time in California?

Get it registered and pay for it or sell it.

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When a car has been sitting in the heat is it good or bad to open a window while using your AC - to 'vent' the heat?

It is always better to roll down the windows. One thing is it will let the hot air out very quickly and thus allow the inside to cool quickly. Also when heated up the car dashboard and the airfreshners produce toxic benzene, which if inhaled can cause serious health hazards. So keeping the window...

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You have mould on the seat of your car it has been in the garage for over a year what is the best way to clean them?

The best way to get rid of that is to buy some really powerful stain remover and get a pocketknife and scrape at it until it goes away. Then use a wool scrubber that you would use for dishes and scrub the hell out of it.

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What happens to a car that sat in a driveway for over half a year?

Battery goes dead Fuel turns to shellac Transmission seals may shrink and leak Brake fluid may evaporate Belts and hoses may dry and crack

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What has been taken out of most cars in recent years?

The notion of actually owning it. If you don't refinance, you trade it in on a new one. If you live in Georgia, advalorum tax. You NEVER own it!

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You got a kawasaki 110 and you cant start it because its been sitting in storage for a year how can i get it to run?

Make sure the engine is clean and nothing is clog-ed up.Also be sure to make sure it has gas in it and nothing missing.

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What is a good car that has a big enough back to carry a drum set in-preferably something with good gas mileage?

I have a Chevy Aveo hatchback. It is getting 32 in town and 36 highway. I have been able to get a LOT of stuff into the back when I fold the seats down. a complete set of 4 wheels and tires on 20 inch rims was one of the crazier loads.I haven't had any trouble, it was inexpensive. It did well in ...

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If a car has been given a certain type of gas for a long time would it hurt to start giving it different type of gas?

It would only hurt if the car required 89 octane or 92 octane and you went to a lesser octane. Those cars are engineered to run on a higher octane. A car engineered for the lower 87 octane might actually see some performance improvement by going to a higher octane once or twice, because the highe...

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What to do if car has been repossessed mechanial lien in Indiana?

File a police complaint for fraudSue for fraudDo nothing and allow the car to be sold to recover the debt and maybe still owe money afterward.

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1991 Topaz won't idle and runs rough Has been sitting almost one year Was fine when parked?

The first thing you want to suspect is bad fuel. After sitting for that long, the fuel has probably turned into a gummy substance. Even if you drained the fuel tank, there is still enough old fuel left within the lines to cause probelms. A carburetor cleaning and fresh fuel might help it start. B...

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What do I do if someone I sold a car to after numerous phone calls has still not picked the car up and it's been over a year?

If he payed you I would try to contact him for a little longer. If not I would resell it. A year is a little long for something like that.

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If a car is in your name as the primary but your cosigner has been making payment for the last year and many of those payments have been paid late can you legally take that car from the cosigner?

Since the cosigners isn't paying, unless you start paying instead, and catch up on all late payments, the dealer or the bank will repossess the vehicle shortly anyway, so your question is moot.

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What causes my car to stall after I've been driving it for 20 minutes then sitting for 5 minutes?

Year, Make, Model, engine size please. possibly an ignition or sensor (electronic part).

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Why does a cooking gas cylinder feel lighter after it has been in use for a few days?

why does a cooking gas cylinder feel lighter after it has been in use for a few days ? When a cylinder is completely filled, its weight is maximum, as the fuel is in liquid form.However, since its boiling point is low, it quickly vapourises as we make use of it for cooking and the fuel gets expe...

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Do you have to pay for car insurance on children under 25 years old that do not live with you?

No. Tell them to get a job and pay for their own insurance.

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How long is too long for gas to sit in a tank?

Though it naturally degrades and loses combustibility over time due to oxidation (exposure to oxygen) and evaporation of its volatile compounds, gasoline usually lasts three to six months when properly stored in a labeled, tightly sealed plastic container or metal tank (either of which can be shi...

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What do you do when your car hasn't been started in over a year?

start it again??? call a car person

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Can you fix a tire that has been slashed?

Unfortunately, sidewall punctures on passenger or light truck tires can't be repaired.

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How do you fix a 1993 Nissan Sentra with 93 thousand miles that has been idling roughly and takes a while to gain speed?

It needs a good tune up first. Plugs, wires rotor and cap and fuel and air filters. Also run injector cleaner through it and last check the cat convertor.

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What are some problems you may have from your Chevy Camaro v6 3.4l that has been parked for over a year?

Stale gasoline Leaking power steering seal Leaking transmission seals Belts and hoses dried out and cracked and/or brittle Brake fluid evaporated or shellaced Battery dead Tires dried out and cracked Frozen engine rings

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What does a private seller have to do to repossess a car that has been transferred into buyers name but still list seller as lien holder?

go pick it up, if they refuse, go get the police

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Traded your car in for a suv went to get insurance came back with proof scheduled for pickup on your suv 2morrow got a call stating your suv had been soldcan a dealership do that and what shouldi do?

If you have paperwork on the sale, go to the state department of business regulation.

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What is the clunk that can be heard from the front when steering wheel is first turned either way after the car has been sitting overnight?

Cars have a "U" joint in the steering shaft and that is probably dry causing the noise. It won't hurt anything dry but you can lube it by taking it apart if you want to. Would this dry "U" joint on the steering shaft make noise ALL THE TIME, or only upon first turn of the steering wheel?

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What are the steps to take when one has been in a minor car accident?

The steps when one has been in a minor car accident where there are no injuries and minimal-to-no damage to both vehicles are still fairly similar to the steps involved in a major car accident. Drivers should turn on the hazard lights on their cars. Make sure to note the characteristics and licen...

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How do you make sure gas is getting to cylinders gas sits in pep hole?

This is kinda "old school", but it works. Remove the plug from the cylinder in question, as well as the plug wire from the distributor cap or coil pack. YOU DO NOT WANT A SPARK GOING NEAR THAT CYLINDER. Then just turn the engine over and see if gas comes out the spark plug hole.

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How long can Gas sit in car?

A: For 12 months when mixed into fresh gasoline.Doubling the dosage will keep fuel fresh for up to 2 years.It really depends on the storage conditions, but The Straight Dope suggests a storage life of 6 months to a couple of years.

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How do you go about getting your car that has been repo?

Contact the finance company and pay the bill[S{

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Do you need a CDL to drive a school bus that has been converted into an RV?

In the US, if it is plated as an RV, it is exempt from requiring a CDL while being used for personal use. Air brakes have absolutely nothing to do with determining if a vehicle requires a CDL, by the way.yes you do because the school bus even though it is not a school bus anymore still is over we...

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Name for your baby that haves to do with cars?

Tire, Oil, Snowtires, Engine, Fork lift, Bolt, Trunk, Rear end, Bumper sticker, Bumper, Gas, Horn, Stering weel, Dip stick, Van, Ash tray, Cup holder, Sterio, Entani, Hood, Carbarator, Heater, Defrost, Tie rod, Windshield wiper, Window,

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Does a new body part that has been primed need to be painted?

Not necessary to paint but the primer will fade kinda quick.. so will the paint but not as fast unless you clear coat either the primer or paint then you should have any problem at all...

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