Floating steel shavings...

10.01.1991

I have a Cadillac Seville with miles on it On a trip the camshaft went out on me One lobe rounded off all the way and two others were starting to go I had the work done at a Cadillac...

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Options for new cars...

10.01.1991

our column last week and if you can remember that far back you know that we've been discussing some of the options you can get on new cars RAY Right We realized that it's becoming almost as difficult to choose...

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Oil pans should never wear out.

10.01.1991

I have a Ford Crown Victoria I noticed oil on the driveway under the car and found that I was down several quarts The mechanic looked it over and found that the oil pan was saturated with oil After he...

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"It's the Stingy Person who Spends the Most."

10.01.1991

I change my own oil and filter on my car A few years back I ran into a real deal on a few cases of W- oil rated at SF Recently I traded in my car and the new car...

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Still discussing new car options...

10.01.1991

are again still discussing options TOM I told you when we started discussing options that it was going to take a long time It takes as long to decide what options to buy these days as it does to decide...

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Glove compartment protocol.

09.01.1991

Does federal law require that glove compartments be designed so that the contents spill out onto the floor whenever the glove box door is opened Or is that a state or local ordinance Harold RAY Good question Harold We called...

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Must all four tires match?

09.01.1991

About months ago in an emergency situation I purchased two new tires to go on the rear of my ' Honda Civic DX which were a different brand from those on the front Approximately four months later I rotated these...

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There's no cheap way out!

09.01.1991

My Continental has only miles on it and looks brand new The problem is that it leaks oil Is there something that can be added to the oil to stop this leak Oliver RAY We like bananas Oliver they work...

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What to do with a temperamental horn...

09.01.1991

I have a very temperamental horn in my Plymouth Horizon When I need it most the horn just will not blow All I get is a clicking sound under the dashboard Then at times if I'm only testing it it...

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New tires are what you need...

09.01.1991

I recently rotated the tires on my car and afterward found that my steering wheel vibrated excessively at higher speeds To test the possibility that the vibration was due to the tires I switched the two front tires from my...

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Seven timing belts in seven years...

09.01.1991

I read a recent column of yours in which you said that most timing belts are expected to last miles Help I own a Toyota Camry and I've had to replace my timing belt ANNUALLY My car now has miles...

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Hoping for the doomsday answer...

09.01.1991

My ' Volare station wagon has a problem Gasoline is getting into the oil Before I spend a fortune trying to fix it could you please tell me what might be causing it Bobbie RAY We have bad news Bobbie...

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Changing oil is not brain surgery.

09.01.1991

My friend and I had an argument about our new cars I get my oil changes and tune-ups done by a professional My friend does it himself to save money and says I'm wasting money having someone else do it...

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Even my brother could handle this one, Grace.

09.01.1991

The speedometer needle on my ' Pontiac Gran Lemans jumps all over the place The car has miles on it This seems to be an intermittent thing so I've been hesitant to take it to my mechanic Will this be...

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The nature of the beast.

09.01.1991

I read with interest your recent advice against shifting from Drive to Neutral with automatic transmissions My problem is that there is a very noticeable vibration in the car when I'm stopped at a light and the car is idling...

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