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Can I get H1N1 from grading papers?

Are student papers a possible vector for H1N1? Is there a way to sanitize them without destroying them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 16, 2009 - 24 answers

in cars

I am disappointed in my relationship with my 97 Honda Civic. Maybe you can give me some advice. YANMM. [more inside]
posted by bunny hugger on Sep 14, 2009 - 5 answers

What's the best way to learn to drive stick in Toronto?

I'm in Toronto and I'd like to learn to drive a manual transmission. I don't want to ask anyone to lend me their manual-tranmission car because of the wear and tear I might inflict on it, and you can't rent stick-shift cars (as far as I know) for exactly that reason. So I'm considering paying for lessons. My question: does it make sense to spend more money for lessons from a dedicated learn-to-drive-manual outfit like Shifters, or should I inquire with a regular driving school like CSS about individual lessons? Or, alternatively, do you have any other suggestions?
posted by Dasein on Sep 8, 2009 - 14 answers

Butterfingers

I spilled some transmission fluid into my engine compartment and now it's smoking. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by TungstenChef on Sep 2, 2009 - 7 answers

The Chrysler Ratchet

Why do early to late 90s Chrysler/Dodge vehicles with an automatic transmission make a very distinctive ratcheting sound when slowing down? [more inside]
posted by jmsta on Aug 17, 2009 - 7 answers

What's the shift pattern on a 1980 Toyota pickup?

What's the shift pattern on a 1980 Toyota pickup? The 4-speed shifter, not the 4WD.
posted by attercoppe on Aug 4, 2009 - 13 answers

Do I own a car that truly cannot be repaired?

Is my Audi unrepairable? I have a 2003 Audi A4 1.8T with a CVT (GGT) transmission that's messed up. [more inside]
posted by starscream on Apr 28, 2009 - 7 answers

My hairdresser has HIV.

My hairdresser just learned that she has HIV. Should we do anything differently? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 8, 2009 - 10 answers

No car, no job

My car is about to die, but I'm in jeopardy of losing my job very soon. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by PinkButterfly on Feb 19, 2009 - 19 answers

Worth the trouble to try to sell my car piecemeal?

[Posted for a friend:] I posted this a while back. Today I was talking with someone about the car, and he offered me $400 for it. He's coming back by on Monday. Quick recap: it's a high mileage 97 Hyundai Sonata with a busted transmission. [more inside]
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America on Jan 10, 2009 - 7 answers

I have been exposed to herpes 2, info please?

Herpes. I have just found out today that a very good friend of mine just found out that he has HSV-2 (genital herpes). He has never exhibited any symptoms, apparently he is what's called an asymptomatic carrier. He found out about a month ago because his new girlfriend had an outbreak (apparently she is not an asymptomatic carrier). He did some digging and figured out he probably contracted it sometime in 2006. Unfortunately, said friend and I slept together on a drunken night (when both of us were single) in spring 2007. We did not use a condom [more inside]
posted by Waterbear on Dec 8, 2008 - 13 answers

Why won't my car go in reverse?

Please diagnose my car problem! [more inside]
posted by orrnyereg on Nov 23, 2008 - 11 answers

Where can I find information about the US electricity market?

I would like to learn more about electricity markets, electrical infrastructure, utilities, transmission systems, generation technologies, applicable regulations, etc. Where can I find up-to-date and comprehensive information on these topics? [more inside]
posted by theexpgen on Nov 20, 2008 - 6 answers

Tranny problems (no, the other kind)

Should I replace the transmission or replace the car? [more inside]
posted by Nonce on Nov 8, 2008 - 11 answers

Is my transmission dying?

Is my car transmission dying? [more inside]
posted by geos on Oct 14, 2008 - 7 answers

"Do I need a new transmission?"

Have you ever had your car's axle stuck in the transmission? What did you do about it? [more inside]
posted by girlmightlive on Aug 18, 2008 - 11 answers

Vrooom. Put put put put put.

Is my car broken? I somehow managed to stall my automatic transition. WTF? Is it a crazy fluke, or possibly a sign of trouble? The car is a 2001 Subaru Forester. [more inside]
posted by gauchodaspampas on Jul 29, 2008 - 18 answers

How do I find the lack of radio waves?

What town in the United States has the lowest amount of detectable radio waves? [more inside]
posted by mdbell79 on Jul 17, 2008 - 16 answers

Torrents are slowing down my Firefox!

Whenever I run Transmission on OSX, my Firefox browsing slows to a trickle, or simply stops altogether. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Jun 29, 2008 - 11 answers

Mechanical transmissions

Mech-E-filter: Can someone point me to a comprehensive online resource or tutorial with an overview of mechanical power transmission mechanisms? I'm interested the transmission of rotary motion as well as conversion between rotary and linear motion. [more inside]
posted by Krrrlson on Jun 21, 2008 - 2 answers

I can has 1st geer? Corolla transmission only downshifting to 2nd gear!

My '93 Corolla (AT) isn't shifting into 1st gear. What's the likelyhood that this is a simple or very expensive repair? [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo on May 20, 2008 - 7 answers

Repair or Replace Grease-Smelling Washing Machine?

Can this smelly washing machine be saved? [more inside]
posted by terrapin on Apr 26, 2008 - 12 answers

Brought a car in for service during warranty, and it wasn't fixed. Do they still have to fix it later?

During the warranty period, we took are car in twice for what I assumed was a transmission problem. Both times they told us it we were crazy. Now I think the problem has rendered the car undriveable, but the warranty is expired. Are we screwed? [more inside]
posted by JeremiahBritt on Apr 10, 2008 - 6 answers

Is the transmission dying again?

CarFilter: Why does my transmission hate me so? [more inside]
posted by winston on Mar 13, 2008 - 17 answers

Clutch Problem #2.

Mechanic Question: Even though I just changed the clutch, it still won't start. The starter runs, the flywheel and some of the transmission is turning (I can hear it loud and clear), but it won't fire; it just spins. [more inside]
posted by koeselitz on Jan 26, 2008 - 85 answers

Clutch Help

Home mechanic question: changing a clutch. I'm changing the clutch in my wife's 1996 Jetta. I've almost gotten the transaxle off, but it's just barely hanging onto the engine. How do I get it off? A few more related questions inside-- any mechanics familiar with changing clutches, please help. [more inside]
posted by koeselitz on Jan 11, 2008 - 32 answers

What's wrong with my car's clutch?

Standard-transmission-filter: the point of engagement of the clutch (in my mid-90s Acura Integra, if it matters) has suddenly moved, and I now have to push the clutch pedal almost to the floor in order to get the transmission to disengage. What's going on, and how much is it likely to cost to repair? [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Dec 2, 2007 - 18 answers

What's wrong with Ludwig's Van?

Help me figure out what's wrong with my old crappy van. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Nov 1, 2007 - 9 answers

How to teach someone to drive stick?

How do I teach my wife to operate a manual transmission? [more inside]
posted by rush on Sep 17, 2007 - 24 answers

Inherited car problems, fun for the whole family?

Inherited car problems, fun for the whole family? [more inside]
posted by torpark on Sep 8, 2007 - 7 answers

Best way to send DVR signal to another TV wirelessly?

I would like to transmit what is playing on one TV or DVR box to another room wirelessly. Best option? [more inside]
posted by UMDirector on Aug 10, 2007 - 6 answers

snap or click when I apply the gas

semi-loud clicking sound when i step on the gas, cycle through the gears...what is it? [more inside]
posted by Salvatorparadise on Jul 1, 2007 - 8 answers

Help me drive up a hill safely.

I'm driving an automatic car for the first time. How should I safely move off when stationary in heavy traffic pointing up a steep hill? [more inside]
posted by thparkth on Jun 10, 2007 - 18 answers

Should I consider a car with a manual transmission?

Manual or automatic transmission? [more inside]
posted by itheearl on Jun 9, 2007 - 68 answers

Neutral while driving?

Is it OK to switch to neutral while driving a car with automatic transmission? [more inside]
posted by jadanzzy on Feb 28, 2007 - 34 answers

Oh that... it's just my transmission destroying itself

My '98 Honda Accord is intermittently making a rather loud clicking noise when I shift it in to reverse. Help me diagnose the problem. [more inside]
posted by !Jim on Dec 13, 2006 - 10 answers

A lemon with leather seats and all-wheel drive...

What is the best way to unload a lemon-ized car? [more inside]
posted by ambrosia on Dec 1, 2006 - 17 answers

Diagnose My Ride

Why is my Mazda losing power? [more inside]
posted by hippugeek on Nov 8, 2006 - 9 answers

Transmission not downloading

Why won't Transmission work any more? [more inside]
posted by miles1972 on Oct 24, 2006 - 14 answers

What's up with the acceleration!?

What's going on with my girlfriend's car? [more inside]
posted by InsanePenguin on Oct 23, 2006 - 16 answers

Ttttrrrrrrrrrrrr

What's rattling under the hood of my car? [more inside]
posted by one_bean on Oct 20, 2006 - 6 answers

Snow Plowing with an Automatic Transmission Truck?

Can a truck with an automatic transmission run a front-mounted snow plow? [more inside]
posted by terrapin on Sep 23, 2006 - 8 answers

do i have a tranny problem

is it my clutch? or my tranny? or somthing else? i drive a 2002 vw gti stick shift. since yesterday, when i give it some gas it revs up for a few seconds before it kicks in and the car actually goes with it. this never happened before. it matters not if i am shifting or in gear , it happens when i give it gas in either case. i seached and read a post about something similar when it was cold and it taking some time to catch gears, but i dont think this is similar, it kicks in after about 1-3 seconds (for now, i guess), and its still summery warm here... help me out, god i wish i was a mechanic instead of a sysadmin.
posted by fumbducker on Sep 8, 2006 - 15 answers

To transmission flush or not to transmission flush? That is the question.

To transmission flush or not to transmission flush? That is the question. [more inside]
posted by geeky on Sep 1, 2006 - 16 answers

Should I save my dying van?

My van's transmission is very sad. It's on the verge of being considered a junker car: should I repair it or buy another crappy car? [more inside]
posted by ztdavis on Aug 14, 2006 - 12 answers

Why PRNDL?

Something I have been thinking about lately: why PRNDL? Why is the selection order on an automatic transmission PRNDL? [more inside]
posted by internal on Jun 14, 2006 - 14 answers

Michael Schumacher you ain't, honey...

Driving a Stick: Help settle the debate before I shove the gearshift up my boyfriend's wazoo... [more inside]
posted by romakimmy on Apr 21, 2006 - 48 answers

Zoooooooommmm.... not so much.

Hey! Know a good subaru repair shop in Palo Alto? What about the Mission side of SF? [more inside]
posted by metaculpa on Dec 9, 2005 - 9 answers

How to use manumatic transmission?

How do I get the most out of my manumatic transmission? [more inside]
posted by bobbeene on Oct 16, 2005 - 6 answers

How best to learn manual transmission shifting?

How quickly should I be able to learn to drive a manual transmission vehicle well enough to manage some tricky conditions (large van, driving from Berlin to Brussels)? What are some tips and tricks? How often (and in what conditions) should I be practicing before I get there? Tips specific to German driving are welcome too. [more inside]
posted by xo on Feb 25, 2005 - 23 answers

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