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

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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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that's just the sound of the steel bits cooling down

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Your car has been using a lot of oil but is not leaking ive had it for 8 months and put 11L in what could be the problem?

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What could be wrong if a car just stops running and you have to let it sit for about an hour?

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Who do you call if your car has never been repoed and should have been?

The institution that has a lien on the vehicle.

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

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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 causes a car to run rough after it sits then run smooth after you let it run awhile It does this in the morning and sounds like rubbing sound when you make a right turn?

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When the thermostat in the car has been replaced and the car runs right what is wrong with the heater?

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Does a car dealership have to tell you if a car has been in an accident?

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Can you repossess a car if it is at a repair shop getting fixed and they have it sitting outside waiting for the debtor to pay there bill?

NOT LEGALLY...however you wouldn't be the first to do it. That's why most repair shops have fences for storage. The shop is legally entitled to its repair charges. Why not just let the LENDER pay the repair charges and then get the car?? That's how its supposed to work. Email me if you have more ...

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Is it dangerous to sit in a running car outside?

It's possible to get carbon dioxide in the car.You also run the risk of the car overheating.If you're going to do it, it's probably best to take turns sleeping and watching the car temp gauge.if you're fine w/ the AC on while driving, you're certainly fine w/ it on while not driving.

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How to start car that has sit awhile?

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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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Can you purchase a car that has been voluntarily repossessed by someone from the bank?

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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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