Nettie's husband might save on gas but will make everyone around him sick.

09.01.1992

My husband continually drives the car by putting pressure on the gas pedal then releasing and letting the car coast until it slows down a bit then more pressure and so on Needless to say this is very uncomfortable for...

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Is this Corolla's warning lights letting Tim know he's about to be able to roast marshmallows under his dash?

09.01.1992

My Toyota Corolla has a problem Every once in a while ALL the dashboard warning lights click on and off Sometimes they stay on and other times they just flash once and then nothing for weeks I don't notice any...

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Are car parts from an auto parts shop as good as the ones from the dealer?

09.01.1992

I would like to know if the parts you buy at discount auto parts stores are as good as the parts you get at dealerships I have to replace a drag link and steering rod on my ' Ford Ranger...

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Surely there's a better solution for short person than sitting on a phone book while driving...?

09.01.1992

Shame on you Suggesting a loose pillow for Kate the reader who's seat belt cut across her neck because she's short altitudinally challenged as you put it We short people are probably of the population Seats and restraints in our...

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A recent oil change has left my garage looking like an oil field.

09.01.1992

I took my Lincoln Continental in to one of those ten minute oil change places for an oil change I ended up with oil leaking on my garage floor When I took it back they checked it and said it...

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The case of the smoking steering column.

09.01.1992

Occasionally when I start my Chevrolet Beretta a little puff of white smoke comes out of the steering column right behind the steering wheel This only happens when start ing the car and not every time It's not dust Do...

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The mystery of extra chugs.

09.01.1992

I'm a year old senior citizen with a four cylinder ' Chevy Cavalier that has good miles on it Just lately when I turn off the ignition switch the engine seems to want to run for a few seconds more...

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What can I do to prevent yet another head gasket from blowing?

09.01.1992

I've had some costly experiences with blown head gaskets Never having read or heard of preventive measures I wonder if periodic re-torquing of the head bolts would help What is your advice Edgar TOM You must have gotten a torque...

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What about blind spots on the LEFT side of the car?

09.01.1992

I read your recent column about blind spots on the right side of your car But what about the blind spot on the left side Why not use a wide angle mirror there too Is there any thing I can...

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How do I remove self-inlicted scratches from my windshield?

09.01.1992

The windshield on my Lexus ES developed a film outside the surface cleared by the windshield wipers Normal glass cleaning liquid would not cut it So I tried cleaning the area with a green nylon pad called Scotch Bright along...

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What advice would you give for maintaining a Miata that winters in our garage?

08.01.1992

I bought my lovely wife a Mazda Miata for her birthday a couple of years ago She enjoys driving it in warm weather and wants to keep it in good condition for many years She stores it during the winter...

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Will mixing different types of brake fluid ruin my master cylinder?

08.01.1992

At the auto parts store I've seen brake fluid listed as both DOT and DOT Are these two compatible I've been told by a friend that these two should not be mixed in the brake master cylinder or it will...

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Should I be concerned about my transmission after a fender bender?

08.01.1992

I am driving a Toyota Camry with an automatic transmission While I was waiting for a traffic light to change my car was hit from the back I was in Drive at the time I think the other car's speed...

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White smoke is coming out of Jim's Honda: new pope or something else?

08.01.1992

I own a Honda Accord five speed with miles I change the oil every miles and monitor all other vi tal fluids The car gets good gas mileage and runs fairly well but I have a problem with white smoke...

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What kind of damage is done after letting a car idle for 11 hours?

08.01.1992

Recently a friend of mine who carpools to work locked his keys in his car a Olds Cutlass Supreme at the meeting point for the carpool He went on to work without realizing this Fortunately when he returned to his...

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