Is it reall possible for a starter to draw 125 AND 400 amps during two different tests?

09.01.1993

I own a Chrysler Cordoba My deceased husband was a good mechanic However like the proverbial shoemaker never repairing his own shoes my husband was negligent in doing his own mechnical work Consequently the car needed worth of work recently...

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Do speedbumps damage a car's suspension?

09.01.1993

On my way to work every day I go over several speed bumps on a certain street Can this in any way hurt my car over a long period of time Meredith TOM It certainly can Meredith We're rushing you...

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Removing wheels that have been rusted onto the car.

09.01.1993

You really made a big mistake in your advice to Don regarding his wheels He was the guy whose wheels were rusted onto to his old car You told him to have a mechanic heat up the wheels with an...

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Do manual transmissions still get better gas mileage than autmatic transmissions?

09.01.1993

This question has bugged me for years Why do vehicles with automatic transmissions have mileage ratings that are lower than vehicles with manual transmissions My father says it's because cars with automatic transmissions have to idle higher That could explain...

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What's behind this shrieking wheel?

09.01.1993

The right front wheel of my Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera shrieks horribly Mostly this happens in the first couple of miles of driving and then intermittently I find this embarrassing not to mention disturbing I have taken it to four mechanics...

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Water in the exhaust pipe? Totally normal.

09.01.1993

I read your column every week and consider you guys knowledgable experts I'm hoping you guys can give me some insight on a problem before I pose it to my dealer I've recently purchased a Dodge Pick Up with a...

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Tips for selling a used car.

09.01.1993

I have sold cars and motorcycles by putting ads in the newspaper and dickering with whomever called Though I would have trouble selling ice water in the Sahara I wasn't worried because only a few hundred dollars was involved in...

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The downside of a pickup with a diesel engine.

09.01.1993

I am considering buying a pick-up truck I know the advantages but would you please outline the disadvantages of buying a truck with a diesel engine Ole RAY You know the advantages of buying a pick up truck Please let...

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I have an idea that I think would improve car...

09.01.1993

I have an idea that I think would improve car safety and people's driving Why don't cars have brake lights on the front Think about it -- if you're in the middle of an intersection waiting to turn left a...

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We're placing our faith in GM's customer service.

09.01.1993

My wife has a problem with her Chevy Astro van Two months ago at miles she suddenly heard an unusual noise when she started the engine She turned the engine off and called me at work to come take a...

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What do you think of those so-called nose protectors?

09.01.1993

What gives with those so-called nose protectors that people purchase for their cars to curb front end damage caused by flying gravel bugs road debris etc Untold millions of dollars have been spent through the years making the front end...

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Idling turbo-charged engines: a necessary evil?

09.01.1993

I recently read an advertisement for a product called a Turbo Timer that leaves the engine running at idle for up to ten minutes after you park the car and remove the keys The ad claimed that this would stabilize...

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The battery acid taste test.

09.01.1993

I just had to replace the two year old battery in my Dodge Rampage I've had the car a year and a half and the papers that came with it indicate that the battery was installed in Whenever I opened...

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Is it just me or has AM radio reception gotten worse?

09.01.1993

Why is reception on my AM car radio so poor The last two cars I've owned an ' Sterling and a ' Taurus had wiring that enabled me to listen to my spark plugs and windshield wipers on the radio...

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Where can I find a Land Rover like the one I spied in my neighbor's driveway?

09.01.1993

I am a young adult looking to purchase an automobile I have always wanted a Jeep type vehicle of some sort I recently saw a something called a Land Rover parked in my neighborhood I fell in love with this...

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