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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Convertibles that part your hair for you.

06.01.1992

I have a rather strange question for you It's about convertibles If you find your hair parting in the back of your head does that mean carbon monoxide fumes are coming forward into the passenger compartment instead of being left...

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Two feet on the pedals of an automatic or one: which is safer?

06.01.1992

To settle a small disagreement between my husband and me could you please give your advice on the following He uses both feet on the pedals of an automatic car I was taught it was dangerous to use your left...

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Does Fred have to learn French to coax his Comanche into gear?

06.01.1992

I recently purchased an ' Jeep Comanche pick up It's wheel drive five speed straight six cylinder and has only miles on it Unbeknown to me at the time of purchase I am already the fourth or fifth owner Now...

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What is Fahrvergnugen?

06.01.1992

What is Fahrvergnugen No one we know has any idea including one who speaks German We're beginning to think it's a made-up word and doesn't mean anything Debbie RAY Farhvergnugen is the slogan Volkswagen started using in its advertisements a...

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Why isn't there such a thing as windshield defrosters?

06.01.1992

Here's a question that perhaps you can answer I've spoken with several car salesmen who have yet to come up with an answer for me on this issue I don't think it's that difficult a question so I thought I'd...

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My speedometer is out of whack and it's racking the miles up on my odometer.

06.01.1992

I own a GTSI Ferrari The speedometer needle is on mph when the car is stand ing still I've checked out the mileage on the interstate mile markers and it's exactly ten percent over The mileage shows on the odometer...

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How often to my Honda's valves REALLY need to be changed?

06.01.1992

We own a Honda Prelude In the owners' manual it is recommended that the valves be adjusted every miles Do you think this hun dred dollar expense is really necessary so often The car is driven to and from work...

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What we normally recommend for root canals and crowns.

05.01.1992

I own a Pontiac Sunbird with lots of extras It's a super car for me with one exception Sometimes not always there is a very loud scraping sound when I turn on the ignition key I try again and again...

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You've got a lot of dirt in your oil.

05.01.1992

I have a Ford engine in my motor home There is an oil pressure sending unit that screws into the rear of the block A wire is attached to the top of this unit that sends information to the gauge...

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When to change the fuel filter...

05.01.1992

With a fuel injected car how do you determine when to change the fuel filter By mileage Will RAY Yeah Other than cutting it open and taking a look at it there's really no way to know when a fuel...

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Dr. Seuss, eat your heart out.

05.01.1992

If you guys weren't comedians I wouldn't write On the other hand You appear to be very bright Especially about cars And each and every trouble So here is a question which Please answer on the double I've always shifted...

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What is de-carbonization?

05.01.1992

In a previous column you referred to de-carbonizing an engine What is de-carbonization Eleanor RAY De-carbonization is what happens when you leave the cap off the ginger-ale bottle over night Eleanor TOM Actually Eleanor it's a very good question If...

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Nitrogen v. air in tires...

05.01.1992

You two dispense a lot of hot air What is your opinion about using nitrogen instead of air in the tires of personal vehicles Bob TOM Well Bob I can tell you're a card carrying member of the Nitrogen Users...

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