Your rotors are softer than your brake pads. Talk about a design flaw!

08.01.1993

I am the owner of two General Motors cars which were purchased new They are a Pontiac Grand Am and a Buick Skylark Both have liter four cylinder engines They each have about miles on them Although the brake pads...

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How can I seal a crack in my manual transmission housing?

08.01.1993

Several years ago I had some work done on my GMC pick up that involved removing the engine and the transmission After the work was completed I discovered a puddle of gear oil forming in my driveway where the truck...

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Should I bother with the $60 fuel injector cleaning solvent from my tune-up guys?

08.01.1993

My wife and I both drive fuel injected Pontiac Grand Ams I recently had both tuned up at one of those tune-up places The last three times I've been there they have insisted that we purchase a procedure for cleaning...

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What causes "cupped" tires?

08.01.1993

What is the cause of cupped tires We drive a Chrysler New Yorker We rotate the tires every miles At miles the Goodyear tires cupped and were replaced by Goodyear Now at miles the tires are cupped again Chrysler blames...

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Before installing driving lights, get your eyesight checked. Really.

08.01.1993

I hope you can help me My wife and I have a Nissan Maxima which is one of the best cars we've ever owned But ever since we've owned it the headlights do not seem to light up the road...

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Low oil pressure is caused by lots of things, but start with the filter first.

08.01.1993

I own an Olds Delta with miles It is well-maintained and has its oil and filter changed regularly For the last couple of months the oil light either comes on or flutters when I'm stopped at a traffic light or...

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Oil in an air filter? That's your cue to get a new car.

08.01.1993

I have a Honda Civic Why does my air filter have oil in it James RAY Have you seen those new toothbrushes that tell you when it's time to buy a new one There's a blue line on the bristles...

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A warning from the Library of Congress...!

08.01.1993

In one of your recent columns a reader wrote to you because she was having a difficult time finding your book CAR TALK In your response you mentioned the Library of Congress and suggested that your readers could try sneaking...

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After a gazillion repairs, why is my daughter's Nova burning MORE oil than before?

08.01.1993

My daughter has a Chevy Nova which is using about two quarts of oil a week The car is being driven less than miles a week and now has miles on it She re cently replaced the timing belt the...

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How to find an out of print owner's manual.

08.01.1993

Can you tell me where or how I might obtain an owner's manual for a Dodge Aspen Is it out of print Bill TOM It's not out of print Bill In fact I just read it over the summer It...

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Can you recommend a non-Japanese 4WD vehicle that does well in high winds?

08.01.1993

I've just moved from the foothills to the Sierra Valley where the snow piles up and the winter winds blow I'll be driving across this windy place every day next winter and I'm thinking of selling my beloved old VW...

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Could a faulty ignition system cause your garage door to open by itself?

08.01.1993

I have a white ' Olds Starfire About every third or fourth time I pull into the driveway the electric garage door opens Sometimes the door opens when I'm pulling out of the driveway There is no control for the...

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Changing the timing belt every 45k miles (instead of 60k) might save the engine of your '81 Ford Escort.

08.01.1993

I recently purchased a very used Ford Escort stop laughing it was only I know that they are prone to valve train meltdown When mine does melt can I install a later model engine to avoid a recurrence Dan TOM...

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