Why do you recommend putting a manual transmission into neutral at a stoplight?

10.01.1995

In your pamphlet Ten Ways You May Be Ruining Your Car you guys mention in number that if you are driving a manual transmission you should put the car in Neutral and take your foot off the clutch when you're...

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Does moving my electric seat with the engine turned off drain my car's battery?

10.01.1995

Before I start my car I move the electric seat forward so I can reach the gas pedal My boyfriend screams at me constantly and informs me that I am killing the battery this way Please am I doing something...

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If I burn through all the oil in my VW Bug, do I need to bother changing it?

10.01.1995

I am the proud owner of a ' VW Bug It is a great little car but leaks about a quart of oil every miles Since it only holds three quarts and since I have put in three quarts by...

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What could be causing a water gurgling sound when I brake?

10.01.1995

I have a ' Ford Tempo with a little over miles My problem is that when I apply the brakes and come to a stop I get a gurgling sound like water splashing around in the front of the car...

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Any ideas about what could be causing noisy lifters?

10.01.1995

I own a Ranger X with a liter V automatic The truck has plus miles on it I purchased it used a year ago so I don't have a lot of vehicle history To make a long painful story short...

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Sounds like Pam's Datsun needs a solenoid adjusted.

10.01.1995

My problem is a Datsun B no that's not the end of my story When I start the car I must start it in gear any gear until the engine warms up If I leave it in Neutral or try...

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Can you recommend a vehicle that will be able to handle Lake Tahoe snow?

10.01.1995

I recently moved to Lake Tahoe California to be with my fiance I drive an ' Dodge Colt which has been a great car but I believe I need something better suited to the ice and snow as well as...

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Why has the auto industry begun putting computers in cars when it makes car repair so complicated?

10.01.1995

Can you tell me why the auto industry puts computers in cars What is the advantage It used to be that any mechanically minded person with experience could repair a car Now of course it is necessary to take the...

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Is it possible to swap out a manual transmission for an automatic?

10.01.1995

My daughter has given me her car a VW Jetta which is a stick shift I am having difficulty shifting and wonder if I could have the transmission changed to an automatic Or would it be cheaper and safer to...

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Is a rubber plug sufficient to stop an oil leak?

10.01.1995

I'm writing for my daughter who is a single parent with two kids and little income The oil pan on her Nova with miles has been stripped We installed a self-tapping replacement drain plug but after a while that leaked...

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Differentials, explained.

10.01.1995

I bought a new Mercury Sable wagon back in Several times I've noticed that only one of the front wheels has power transmitted to it for traction purposes This has resulted in one wheel spinning on snow covered surfaces while...

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Mr. Goodwrench owes you more than a temporary fix.

10.01.1995

I own a Chevy pickup Early in its life it developed an engine noise After a few thousand miles a new short block was installed in the motor under warranty Now I have an interior coolant leak of some kind...

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What could cause vibration upon acceleration?

10.01.1995

We have a Olds with miles on it It gets serviced regularly at the dealership and always by the book Between - miles per hour the car begins to vibrate but only when accelerating When we drive faster than mph...

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What can I do with a car that isn't fit to sell?

10.01.1995

I have a ' Buick with a dead battery that didn't run very well even when the battery wasn't dead I have to admit it's not worth much of anything so I don't feel right selling it to anybody Other...

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