Can you electrocute yourself by touching both terminals of a battery?

01.01.2003

At a safety class the instructor told us that we could be electrocuted while jump-starting a car if we touched the battery terminals I found this very difficult to believe especially since I had touched both battery terminals at the...

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Will a black car with leather interior get too hot in the summer?

01.01.2003

I desperately need your help My dear husband of years has given me the privilege of choosing a brand-new car Everything was going so well until it came to my choice of color I chose an Accord EX in black...

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Suggestions to rememdy the problem of drivers ignoring emergency response vehicles.

01.01.2003

You recently wrote about the problem of distracted drivers ignoring the sirens of emergency vehicles Tom's suggestion of a transmitter so you could broadcast your siren through the sound systems of cars within a hundred feet of you got my...

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Just because fluids are dirty it doesn't necessarily mean they need to be replaced.

01.01.2003

I recently took my Dodge Ram conversion van in for an oil change The shop did a full-service check of all my fluids and put a sample of each on a plastic card to compare the colors with those of...

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Can you be more specific about the investigations you talked about regarding the Ford Focus?

01.01.2003

I have listened to your radio show for maybe years and I read your column religiously I've enjoyed every minute of it and I've never disagreed -- you're funny knowledgeable and fair -- until recently You wrote a column about...

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How does my car "warm up" cold air-conditioned air?

01.01.2003

Here is a question that I'm sure the dealer will not have a correct answer for When I run my car's air conditioner Toyota Corolla the air is too cold I've been instructed to turn the temperature dial to a...

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Did my non-ABS brakes cause an accident?

01.01.2003

I know you are both big fans of the Toyota Camry so I'm hoping you can help I have a Toyota Camry LE with miles on it Last week I had the front brakes replaced at a Toyota dealership I...

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Why would GM's spare wheels be an inch smaller than the regular wheels on the car?

01.01.2003

I have a question that is driving my husband and me crazy The wheels on our Chevy Tahoe Z are -inchers But the spare has a -inch wheel The sales people are scratching their heads as to why I e-mailed...

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Steering freezes up on cold mornings.

01.01.2003

I've got a problem I'm sure you guys can help me fix The power steering on my Volvo Wagon doesn't seem to work on cold mornings The steering is very stiff until I reach the first traffic light on the...

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