Is shifting at 1,800 rpm damaging my Mustang? What about 3,000 rpm?

02.01.1993

When my husband drives my V- Mustang he shifts at about rpm I prefer taking it up to about rpm before shifting He says what he does is easier on the car which is probably true But I says it...

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Tom and Ray disagree about two-footed driving.

02.01.1993

Boy did you guys blow it with your answer about two foot driving You told an older reader it was OK to use his left foot for braking and his right foot for accelerating on a car with automatic transmission...

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Brake a little harder to eliminate that squeak?

02.01.1993

I have the most expensive car I have ever owned a Acura Legend The problem is the brakes squeak Time after time I take it in they remove the glaze on the brakes wash the car and give it back...

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Slipping transmission in cold weather.

02.01.1993

I have a Olds Cutlass with an automatic transmission The problem is that it will not shift out of low gear in cold weather The colder it gets the longer it takes for the car to shift out of low...

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Keep your service record documentation for warranty purposes.

02.01.1993

I own a Chevy S- Blazer with and a five speed manual transmission For the last six months I've noticed--perhaps once or twice a month--when I start in first gear the stick shift will pop out of first making a...

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It's time for a new seatbelt mechanism, Eva.

02.01.1993

We own a Subaru GL hatchback It has been very reliable but has an annoying and dangerous idiosyncrasy Since the car was about a year old the seatbelt has stuck about three times a year When I take it off...

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What could cause a catalytic converter to clog?

02.01.1993

I have a Thunderbird with approximately miles on it I was driving on the expressway going about mph when I pressed on the gas pedal and lost power I had the car towed and my mechanic told me I needed...

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How to keep windshield wiper fluid from freezing.

02.01.1993

This may seem trivial but it really frosts my gizzard My windshield washers don't work in sub-freezing weather In October I switch from water to guaranteed to below washer fluid so that by the time we have hard freezes I...

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Is it possible to transfer my car loan to my daughter so she can take over my car (and car payments)?

02.01.1993

Being years old I have decided that I no longer want to drive I would like to turn my car over to my daughter I recently moved here from New York City and I make the payments to Citibank How...

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Diagnosing some Romanian electrical issues.

02.01.1993

I recently spoke to a friend of mine named Mary who is currently doing charitable work in Romania and needs your help She has a Chevy X pickup U S army surplus from Germany It has a problem with the...

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Hey guys, ever heard of a "Dort"?

02.01.1993

I'm enclosing a photo of my Aunt Nell taken in California about She wrote that this car she's pictured in is a five passenger Dort I've never heard of it Have you Marjorie TOM No we haven't Marjorie But our...

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Don't buy a new carburetor if you can get away with just a new choke pull-off.

02.01.1993

I own a Buick Riviera with miles on it It is still a beautiful car runs great and is lots of fun to drive Lately when I start it early in the morning tons of black gasoline smelling smoke pour...

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Are two engine failures in 16k miles a coincidence, or do I own a lemon?

02.01.1993

I own a ' Ford Escort GT that has had to have the lifters replaced at miles and again at miles Because the car is under warranty the work hasn't cost me anything but I'm wondering if this will continue...

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Time to trade in that lurching Ford Tempo.

02.01.1993

I drive an ' Ford Tempo it's not funny For the past year it has had the most annoying lurching problem I have had a new clutch installed but it made no difference Is it the clutch What else could...

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