Dry ice is NOT a good way to cool your car's interior during an Arizona summer.

01.01.1998

I live in Phoenix where the temperature runs as high as degrees in the summer Inside the car the temperature is much higher And even though I have air conditioning it is unbearably hot when first getting into the car...

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My neighbor claims my headlights switch on and off in the middle of the night by themselves. Possible?

01.01.1998

I own a B Datsun which runs very well except for one problem Occasionally at night my headlights turn on and off by themselves running down my battery I have never seen it happen but my neighbor insists it is...

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That power failure might be a classic problem with vintage Toyotas -- carbon buildup on the valves.

01.01.1998

I have a Toyota Camry with miles on it It has been well-cared-for and seems to be in good shape However a couple of weeks ago the motor died out on me while I was driving down the highway The...

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How can I quiet down my old junker that runs great but screeches like a banshee?

01.01.1998

I have a Mercury Grand Marquis and it has been a great car It rides beautifully and I've had no trouble with it But it SOUNDS like a junker The fan belt wheezes screeches and screams When I spray it...

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Is it reasonable to pay $1,100 in maintenance and repairs on a car that's only 3 years old?

01.01.1998

Okay so we're not so good at being yuppies We just took our Toyota T for its miles service Its last service was over miles ago But they want The truck is less than years old They say we need...

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Should I be concerned about my brake pedal slippage?

01.01.1998

I have a ' Dodge Shadow When I stop at a red light and I have my foot on the brakes I can feel the brake pedal slip and go down a little I called my mechanic and he said...

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My car won't start in humid weather.

01.01.1998

I own a Toyota Camry that has never been any trouble until lately Whenever the weather becomes humid the car won't start I first noticed the problem several months ago when I was driving and the car actually died My...

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It sounds like someone is beneath our Volvo, banging away with a hammer.

01.01.1998

Your column is great I need a little help with a big noise My teen-age daughters have been driving a ' Volvo DL for several years Anyway my youngest just informed me that the car was making a strange sound...

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Which do you want to last longer: your transmission or your marriage?

01.01.1998

OK I've had it My soon-to-be-wife has a commercial driver's license and assumes that she knows a lot about driving Well she does but this is something I can't understand Her car is a Escort with automatic transmission She insists...

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Was the Pontiac dealer really worried about my safety, or did someone have a large boat payment due?

01.01.1998

I own a Pontiac Gran Prix with miles The other day I noticed that my brakes required additional pedal pressure I took it to the local Pontiac garage a big one They stated that my brake fluid was contaminated and...

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Is it better to repair the CV boot right away, or wait until the whole joint goes?

01.01.1998

My father and I enjoy your column I have an ' Honda Accord which evidently has cracked CV joint boots one outer one inner boot At first I was told it would be OK to drive the car this way...

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When braking my steering wheel rattles and shakes.

01.01.1998

First of all I have to disagree with you gentlemen on your opinion of BMW drivers we don't ALL drive on the sidewalk I have a e and it has a problem I cannot figure out Sometimes when I step...

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