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Re: The Car Maintenance and Repair Thread
« Reply #210 on: September 22, 2018, 08:45:53 PM »
Well, that pretty much covers my troubleshooting ideas to narrow it down. Good luck, sir!
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Re: The Car Maintenance and Repair Thread
« Reply #211 on: September 22, 2018, 09:25:28 PM »
Well, that pretty much covers my troubleshooting ideas to narrow it down. Good luck, sir!

How does it behave if you try to lock it with the driver's door not closed all the way?
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Re: The Car Maintenance and Repair Thread
« Reply #212 on: September 30, 2018, 06:22:34 PM »
I am curious if anybody has had an issue where you are begin or in front fo a vehicle making unusual sounds and you are concerned that it is your vehicle?
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Re: The Car Maintenance and Repair Thread
« Reply #213 on: October 10, 2018, 07:34:20 PM »
I got a set of Husky mats for the new truck. They were so nice that I ordered a second set for the Mustang
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Re: The Car Maintenance and Repair Thread
« Reply #214 on: November 08, 2018, 09:11:57 PM »
Have a question, I have a passenger who is not careful with seat belts and has managed to twist one to where I had to get a junkyard one to replace it. Just recently the person almost did it again on another vehicle. Is there any solution to this that anyone has seen?
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Re: The Car Maintenance and Repair Thread
« Reply #215 on: November 08, 2018, 10:58:01 PM »
There are seatbelt cushions that will keep them straight (though they may have the effect of preventing them fully retracting, which, depending on the design of the tensioner may be an issue).
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« Reply #216 on: November 09, 2018, 04:08:11 PM »
Have a question, I have a passenger who is not careful with seat belts and has managed to twist one to where I had to get a junkyard one to replace it. Just recently the person almost did it again on another vehicle. Is there any solution to this that anyone has seen?
You mean apart from yelling at them?  :D

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Re: The Car Maintenance and Repair Thread
« Reply #217 on: November 09, 2018, 06:55:34 PM »
Have a question, I have a passenger who is not careful with seat belts and has managed to twist one to where I had to get a junkyard one to replace it. Just recently the person almost did it again on another vehicle. Is there any solution to this that anyone has seen?
You mean apart from yelling at them?  :D

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Re: The Car Maintenance and Repair Thread
« Reply #218 on: November 10, 2018, 03:39:13 PM »
Have a question, I have a passenger who is not careful with seat belts and has managed to twist one to where I had to get a junkyard one to replace it. Just recently the person almost did it again on another vehicle. Is there any solution to this that anyone has seen?

This morning I was once again teaching my 8 year old how to pull and buckle as seatbelt. No, don't pull an extra metre out. No, don't wrap it around your arm. No, don't... You know what, just stop everything and try pulling the part that goes in the latch. That's it. Nothing else. Wait, no tangles? No fighting to get the click? It's almost as if the things were designed to be fairly easy to use. WeIrD hOw NaTuRe DoEs ThAt.
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Re: The Car Maintenance and Repair Thread
« Reply #219 on: November 10, 2018, 04:58:04 PM »
I always pull with one hand while carefully guiding it with the other.
You just don't yank but shoudl be a smooth motion.
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Re: The Car Maintenance and Repair Thread
« Reply #220 on: November 10, 2018, 05:04:44 PM »
At least in my car, if you pull the seatbelt out too far, it will lock until it retracts fully.  You then can’t lean forward, and it just keeps getting tighter until unfasten it and allow it to retract fully.  It certainly teaches you good seatbelt fastening technique.
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Re: The Car Maintenance and Repair Thread
« Reply #221 on: November 12, 2018, 08:24:06 PM »
4 new tires for minivan: $115@, $460 list price.

Out the door cost with balance, alignment, assorted fees, and coupon:  $790.

List plus $350 for future estimates.
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« Reply #222 on: November 12, 2018, 08:50:59 PM »
They raked you over the coals. . .I could probably get 4 tires with everything for under 300 easy.
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Re: The Car Maintenance and Repair Thread
« Reply #223 on: November 12, 2018, 10:05:22 PM »
They raked you over the coals. . .I could probably get 4 tires with everything for under 300 easy.

What size?
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Re: The Car Maintenance and Repair Thread
« Reply #224 on: November 12, 2018, 10:20:17 PM »
They raked you over the coals. . .I could probably get 4 tires with everything for under 300 easy.

What size?

Friendly Angel wrote Minivan and they usually take normal car tires.
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