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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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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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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