Buy a crash helmet.

04.01.1992

I have a Mercury Topaz About a month ago the brake light came on while I was driving When I slowed down for a stop light it would go out Then when I got underway again it would come back...

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The chewing gum and spackle remedy.

04.01.1992

Since I consider myself a master mechanic I decided to replace the thermostat on my ' Escort my self In the process one of the three bolts on the thermostat housing sheared off in the block My local garage was...

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Always step on the clutch when starting your car.

04.01.1992

Here is my question If you own a car with a manual transmission which is better starting the car with the clutch out and the shifter in Neutral or pushing in the clutch while you start the car Donald RAY...

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Too much grease in the speedometer cable?

04.01.1992

For a couple of years the speedometer cable in my S- Blazer squeaked As it approached miles I finally took it to a Chevy dealer to get it greased Then I began to notice that even though my speedometer was...

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I dropped the newspaper in the tub and obliterated it...

04.01.1992

Some weeks ago I picked up my paper from my front porch and as I always do went right to your column My wife and I argue over who will get to read your column first so I try to...

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When my brother turned 50, he started to rattle, too.

03.01.1992

I have a horrible metallic rattling noise coming from my right front wheel area on a th anniversary Nissan ZX Whenever I hit the slightest of road irregularities it will sound off until the road smoothes out It happens in...

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You can not only feel the jerk...if you look in the driver's seat, you can see him, too.

03.01.1992

We have a car with an automatic transmission My husband has several habits I'd like you to comment on While backing out of a parking space he'll shift the car from Reverse to Drive before coming to a complete stop...

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What useful function does the ingnition button serve?

03.01.1992

Whenever I rent a car that has a button that must be pushed before the ignition key can be released I become curious What useful function does this button serve Jan TOM Good question Jan I don't think it serves...

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When the oil light comes on, stop the engine immediately.

03.01.1992

First of all you have a great column It's thoroughly enjoyable even for a mechanical nerd like myself Here's my problem My son has a four-wheel drive Ford Tempo which he took to a local service station for an oil...

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This is a clear case of testosterone poisoning.

03.01.1992

My brother-in-law has a male superiority problem about driving and we have a long-standing argument concerning down-shifting standard shift cars when approaching a stop I don't down shift I was taught otherwise My brother-in-law however says I'm stupid and I...

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I like to raise the hood and see a clean engine.

03.01.1992

Here's another stupid question for you I have a Ford Crown Victoria I'm also one of these old geezers that likes to raise the hood and see a clean engine Here's my question Can I just turn my hose on...

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Do you drive by any abandoned nuclear test sites on your way to work?

03.01.1992

Some unusual happenings occur on the instrument panel of my Mercury Topaz The red battery light intermittently comes on while driving This can occur for a short second or two or for two or three days and then weeks can...

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Beginning to wonder if my son has sense...

03.01.1992

I always thought my son had some sense I am now beginning to wonder He has a Honda Prelude with miles on it and it still has the original tires He says the tread is good He has three plugs...

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There IS such a thing as too much oil.

03.01.1992

I bought a new Ford F- pick up truck When I got it home I checked the dip stick and it was one inch over the full mark I took it back to the dealer and talked to the service...

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My '77 Volare is a GREAT CAR!!!

03.01.1992

Recently a reader wrote in about a problem with his ' Volare which he described as a great car Although you answered his question I beg to differ with some of the remarks you made You warned him not to...

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