Wipers with a moisture-related problem.

05.01.1992

My Nissan SX has a windshield wiper problem that none of the mechanics I have consulted seem to be able to fix At random times while driving in bad weather the wiper blades will first start to slow down as...

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Does the smell of anti-freeze mean something is wrong?

05.01.1992

I'm a little old lady who owns a Chevy Celebrity that I only drive to Bingo and area stores The car has less than miles on it Recently when it stalled on a cold start I took it in for...

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We ain't junk yards!

05.01.1992

I enjoy your column I find your wit and humor mix well with your obvious mechanical expertise I've just got one gripe It's the way you refer to Auto Salvage Yards as Junk Yards Come on fellas We have enough...

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Leaded v. unleaded gasoline...

05.01.1992

I have a friend in southern California who is the proud owner of a beautiful low mileage Mercedes SEL sedan This car belonged to her year old mother who drove it very little before retiring from the driving scene She...

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Downshifting IS bad for the car.

05.01.1992

My problem To begin with my age is I've had a running friendly argument with my two sons ages and and my ex-wife I was taught way back that when one drives a stick shift one should down shift to...

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Additives...to use or not to use?

05.01.1992

In a column some time ago Robert Sikorsky an automotive writer stated that he likes and recommends the new teflon lubricating oils like Tuff-Oil and Slick Recently Bill Gordon another auto writer addressed the same subject and said he doesn't...

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My bride of 17 years has PMS and handgun.

05.01.1992

My bride of years has PMS and a handgun and she's insisting that you answer this question for us We have a Mercury Sable and a Volvo GLE Both have automatic transmissions Both have a High Drive position and a...

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My car ticks like a clock.

05.01.1992

I have a Ford Tempo I would like to know if I have a problem My car ticks like a clock after I turn it off The dealer said to ignore it but it still bothers me Why is my...

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I'm a shorty and my seatbelt chokes me, help!

04.01.1992

I hate wearing seat belts And so does a friend of mine who is also very short We hate them because they cross our necks and make us feel like we're being choked In my last car I was able...

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An "old husband's tale":

04.01.1992

In order to prevent carburetor problems my practice has been to fill up my gas tank before it gets below one-quarter full Trying to convince my wife to do the same has been difficult What's your opinion Possibly if I...

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Horsepower...clarify please.

04.01.1992

The guys at the watering hole are ready to fight over this one One group believes that when you see HP that refers to the size of the engine The other group says that the horsepower is measured by the...

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The stone age "split boot."

04.01.1992

I have been informed that the rubber boots on my C V joints are getting worn and should be replaced The job is quite expensive however since the front end has to be partially disassembled to re place these rubber...

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A paint job ought to last longer than three years.

04.01.1992

I have a question about paint My three year old Chevy Beretta is losing its paint color It started out as a black car and now the entire trunk has turned completely gray while the rest of the car has...

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My ' Buick LeSabre sometimes sounds like it has an...

04.01.1992

My ' Buick LeSabre sometimes sounds like it has an open muffler It has happened only three times in miles of driving Each time I had been driving at expressway speed for at least an hour then encountered heavy rain...

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Which truck would you buy?

04.01.1992

If you had to buy an extended cab four wheel drive pick up truck which would you choose from this list Toyota Nissan Chevy S- Dodge Dakota Ford Ranger My main concerns are quality price handling and looks Paulo RAY...

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