Any idea what could be causing this Accord's herky-jerky vibration?

06.01.1995

I have a Honda Accord with almost miles on it There's a problem that my mechanic can't seem to fix The car vibrates at stop lights so I put it into Neutral which seems to help some But it jerks...

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What do you always side with the ladies?

06.01.1995

You guys are always downgrading men when it comes to automotive knowledge You almost always publish incidents where the woman is right and the hubby or some other guy is wrong Are you guys afraid of women Rudy TOM No...

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Chris sets us straight on nitrogen filled racing tires.

06.01.1995

I thought you two knew a thing or two Boy was I wrong You two missed the boat on the question of why race cars use nitrogen in their tires Tire pressure and the resulting diameter are extremely critical to...

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Please help me When I'm driving through town at about...

06.01.1995

Please help me When I'm driving through town at about mile an hour my oil pressure reading is about Then when I stop at a red light the oil pressure drops to zero When I get back on the highway...

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Do new cars need additional rust-proofing these days?

06.01.1995

I recently purchased a Dodge Neon When I was shopping several salesmen told me that the car did not need rustproofing because it came from the factory already rustproofed But when I actually bought the car my salesman told me...

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What could be causing this battery to lose its charge?

06.01.1995

Boy do I hope you can answer my question We have a Chevy Open Road Van that keeps wearing down the battery We have had the camper to two different vehicle electrical shops and they told us all we needed...

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What do the model numbers on pickups mean?

06.01.1995

I am the owner of a Chevy pick up truck model number with the original six cylinder engine What does the number mean Frank RAY Good question Frank Nowadays pick up truck numbers can reflect any number of things For...

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What could be causing Glen to burn through so many alternator belts?

06.01.1995

My work vehicle is a Chevy G- van with a engine My problem is that I keep burning up alternator belts If I turn on the headlights or AC I'm likely to smoke the belt It's as if the alternator...

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We took our van for a routine oil change and...

06.01.1995

We took our van for a routine oil change and when we got it home it was leaking around the oil plug We called the shop took it back they drained the oil put on a new drain plug gasket...

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Could a fluid change be responsible for a total transmission failure?

06.01.1995

Last week I had one of the most frightening experiences of my life I was driving my Toyota Camry wagon on the freeway when it suddenly started losing speed even though the engine was still running I had been going...

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Any tips for better fuel economy?

06.01.1995

I have a Chevrolet Impala with a cubic inch engine and a four barrel carburetor Can you give me any suggestions on how to increase my gas mileage It's currently eight miles per gallon in the city and on the...

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How do I know when it's time to replace my shock absorbers?

06.01.1995

Do you have any good ideas on when and if shock absorbers should be replaced Those guys who sell and install them say now Various mechanics I have questioned shrug The ride in my car seems fine What do you...

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What else is left to replace?

06.01.1995

Nothing personal but you are my last resort I have a Ford Falcon and when I hit the brakes eight out of ten times it pulls severely to the right Often it will pull to the right first and then...

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What is a "cozy wing"?

06.01.1995

I'm writing to your cozy wing research department with an answer I read in your column that you were trying to find out what cozy wings were The cozy wing is the small crank out window on older cars The...

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Buying Rule #1: Don't spend all your money on the car.

06.01.1995

I need your advice My kids are gone and my wife has a nice late model Toyota Camry she loves Problem My dream car has always been the Mercedes two door convertible A new SL at is out of the...

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