Is there any hope for my "new" Dodge Dart?

08.01.1992

I recently purchased a Dodge Dart--don't laugh, the car has 61K original miles on a V- engine The original interior is nearly flawless and the paint still shines. I paid only $700 for the car.  Now here's the bad part ....

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Dealer qualifications.

08.01.1992

I'm currently in a state prison and I read your column regularly I'm wondering if you could tell me how to get a dealers license so I can buy and sell used vehicles when I get out Please tell me...

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What happens when you plug a jumper cable in to a cigarette lighter?

07.01.1992

There are jumper cables being advertised for use between cigarette lighters They look great Are they Bill TOM No they're not It's another case of something that sounds too good to be true and IS too good to be true...

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What could be causing the wandering miss in my Dodge Mirada?

07.01.1992

I have a Dodge Mirada with a cubic inch engine It has a wandering miss during idle with or without accessories on The cap and rotor were changed recently I am getting spark from the plug wires on both ends...

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How do you aim a newly installed headlight?

07.01.1992

Recently I replaced a burned out low beam headlight but could not find any information in either my owner's manual or on the headlight box about how to aim the new light properly I remember years ago the owner's manual...

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What is the plural of Lexus?

07.01.1992

My husband and I recently had a question we thought you might be able to answer This question is a little off-beat but we're curious What is the plural of Lexus Amy TOM Well Amy the problem is nobody knows...

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What sedan do you recommend for someone who doesn't have a Cadillac budget?

07.01.1992

My question to you is about the purchase of a new car I've heard you recommend the Cadillac STS as well as the Lexus LS But frankly even though I could afford it I have trouble paying that kind of...

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Why is my generator light always a little bit on?

07.01.1992

The generator light on my Chevy Citation stays dimly lit most of the time But I've taken it to a mechanic and the alternator has checked out fine What's the problem Tom TOM The problem is the guy who checked...

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What could have ruined my brand new muffler?

07.01.1992

I have a GMC pick up Five months ago I had the exhaust system changed at a leading muffler shop The muffler has since swelled and now vibrates internally I brought the truck back to the shop They told me...

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What would you recommend to replace our Dodge Omni?

07.01.1992

Your radio program and newspa per column are so helpful that we are writing to you for advice in buying a new car We are two ladies in our mid-seventies who have driven a Dodge Omni for the past six...

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There's more than one Toyota Camry out there with a leaky trunk.

07.01.1992

Several weeks ago you discussed in your column the problem one of your readers had with water mysteriously leaking into the trunk of a Toyota Camry We encountered a similar situation a couple of years ago with our Camry The...

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Does my Accord really need a new master cylinder?

07.01.1992

My problem is with the brakes on my Honda Accord LX The car has miles on it and is used primarily for trips around town Anyway my brake pedal seems to travel too far toward the floor before it starts...

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Are automatic power locks a federally mandated safety feature?

06.01.1992

The company I work for recently issued me a Cutlass as a company car Now I don't want to complain The last company I worked for considered door handles an option This is a decent car but I have one...

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A Celica is saying "Ta-ta" to Ari.

06.01.1992

I drive a Toyota Celica Supra with miles that runs like new However a problem has developed with the steering wheel It has started vibrating so that I can actually see my hand shaking as I hold the wheel The...

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Where do we begin to look for the source in our leaky Chevette?

06.01.1992

My son purchased a Chevette for from a friend at school The body is in fair shape and so is the interior The motor is another story We discovered a water leak in the area of the fuel pump It...

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