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Old 06-30-2010, 12:20 AM
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Either way, it just goes to show you that a lot of people only know that the right pedal means go and the left means stop and thats about it. Who knows how much longer cars would last and how much less gas we would use if people understood at least some basics about what is going on under that hood.
whats the middle pedal for on my truck then
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Old 06-30-2010, 12:53 AM
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whats the middle pedal for on my truck then
To make this come out of the seat and hold the driver in place?
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Old 06-30-2010, 12:58 AM
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you must have some special edition homo ranger, as usually when i step on the middle pedal my truck slows down....
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Old 06-30-2010, 01:23 AM
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I taught myself with a repair manual as a companion. Saving money was my motivator. That and getting piss poor repair results from shops I paid my hard earned money to. I have little faith in most repair places. Good ones are rare. Good ones that won't rape you are even rarer.
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Old 06-30-2010, 01:44 AM
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So I went to Autozone to buy a new PCV valve and while I was there a young guy, about 20, was talking to the employee saying that his truck's temperature needle was pointing to H and he didn't know what to do. I noticed his truck when I was walking in and it was a 2001 V6 3.0L Edge. Pretty similar to mine so I said I'd have a look for him. First thing I did was check the coolant, and of course there was none in the reservoir. I told him what was wrong and he had no idea what coolant even was. So I told him to keep his truck running to open the thermostat and we poured some in. It took 10 qts. before the reservoir stayed full, the thing only has a capacity of 13!!!! I opened the hood of my truck to put my new PCV valve in and while looking at the two engines felt a little proud of my recently tuned-up and clean engine compared to his dirt-covered and obviously in need of a tune-up engine. But man, are all people really that oblivious?
I dont' claim to be a car/truck guru but I'm not ignorant to car problems. I have my guesses some times, and if I"m really not sure I'll take it in. but it seems that most young people in todays society unless they're the car buffs or what not, really have no clue.

For example, one morning I was coming home from my PT job, when I guy was pulled over. Thought maybe he had a flat b/c he was sitting on the curb. But it turns out his exhaust pipe was dragging. He asked me if it'd be okay until he got home, (Me of course thinking NO!). So I had a look under car. Now mind you, I was wearing a good sports jersey which I really had no desire to get dirty. Turns out the rubber bushings/clips, whatever they are, had dry rotted and fell off making his pipe drag.
I happen to have nylon straps from my newspaper bundles. So I got a couple together and rigged it so the pipe was up off the ground. Fortunately he was headed home less then a mile away.
But at least he seemed appreciative.
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Old 06-30-2010, 01:46 AM
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I taught myself with a repair manual as a companion. Saving money was my motivator. That and getting piss poor repair results from shops I paid my hard earned money to. I have little faith in most repair places. Good ones are rare. Good ones that won't rape you are even rarer.
Agreed. I've lived where I live now for 5 years and have yet to find a place I'm satisfied with. My prior repair shop is too far to drive b/c of dropping off and picking reasons. Plus the mechanic that worked on my car was a trustworthy friend of mine.
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:13 AM
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Disposable Society, the only thing of value is the next new thing.
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:47 PM
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its not jus guys its most all ppl now a days they barely kno how to drive tha vehicle much less check oil, coolant, filters, and etc my ol lady called me at work and told me that her oil pressure light had came on after she had drove it 10 miles and she ask what to do and i told her to give it to a junkyard shes like why i said cause u jus drove that no oil pressure and more than likely toasted all ur bearings and i asked her it didnt occur to u to shut it off when u noticed it and she was like well i had to get home well when i checked it out i found out that tha light she saw was tha one on tha gauge cuase she turned on tha lights and tha symbol lit up so any more when im working on her truck she is right there with me cause i told her she by tha time im done teaching her that she will kno how to rebuild tha engine and trans without my help and her son will be tha same way
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Old 07-03-2010, 10:54 PM
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It happens, some people know cars, and others don't... I find it laughable to see someone complaining that they don't have enough "blinker fluid" to get home! xD

Anyway, to second Ranger101 and bassplayer92517's comments; I'm only 18, I started working on my truck when I was 16. When I began I was pretty unknowing when it came to the mechanics of a car. However, I was interested so I took up the time and learned everything that I know myself. It really has made me know how to be one with my car, and has taught me how to treat it responsibly! (:
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Old 07-03-2010, 10:57 PM
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I think it has more to do with personality because I am a really big neat freak and cars just happens to be something I like to research and look into. So naturally on my own truck I love everything to be clean and know everything about it.
You remind me of me.
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Might sound a bit "Ranger-racist" but I only REALLY like 93-97's.
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Old 07-08-2010, 12:27 PM
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I find with a good nuymber of the kids these days (not all but most), if it aint in a video game or on facebook, they dont have much of a clue. I work with a ton of youger guys (18 to 25) and it kills me that they dont have a clue about much other than beer and girls.
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