Why can't you unlock the rear doors with a key?

02.01.1992

Why is it that you can't unlock the back doors on a car with a key As it is you almost have to be a contortionist to reach over the front seat and unlock them This is very awkward particularly...

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The most dangerous part of the car...

02.01.1992

I've heard the saying that the most dangerous part of the car is the loose nut behind the wheel but I would vote for the right side view mirror Why is it designed so that the approaching car appears to...

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You should never, ever remove the thermostat.

02.01.1992

I have had several opposing views expressed to me about whether it makes a car run cooler in the summer to remove the thermostat Does it Lee TOM Yes Lee removing the thermostat does make the car run cooler But...

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Your fuel pump is leaking, and that's why you're only getting a lousy ten miles to the gallon.

02.01.1992

Our father small f recently gave us an old Datsun station wagon with an automatic transmission It runs well but we get less than ten miles per gallon There is a very small leak of gasoline coming from under the...

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What does ASE stand for?

02.01.1992

Some local automotive repair establishments advertise AAA and ASE affiliation I am familiar with AAA but what does ASE stand for Should these designations influence my choice of where to have my automobiles repaired Charlie TOM ASE is the symbol...

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Check the oil first thing in the morning.

02.01.1992

How about settling a simple argument Is it best to check the oil level when the car is cold or after the car has been running Carol RAY Most owner's manuals tell you to check the oil first thing in...

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The Brooklyn Bridge isn't for sale anymore.

01.01.1992

I have a Honda Prelude with four wheel disc brakes and miles The brake pads and rotors are in excellent condition and work perfectly The problem is that my parking brake is frozen from lack of use and will not...

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Automatics can't be roll started.

01.01.1992

Can a car with an automatic transmission be started in gear by rolling I had a Cadillac and the starter failed in New Hampshire at the top of the Kancamangus Highway I was tempted to roll down this great big...

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Wise Guy

01.01.1992

I am writing to expose the myth of Japanese car superiority We purchased a new Toyota Corolla in January of ' and it has just reached miles--somehow Despite changing the oil and filter every to miles and getting a major...

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Can an old fashioned army trick revive Johan's carved discs? Find out inside.

01.01.1992

I have a Volkswagen Golf with some weird problems Maybe you can give me some advice After miles when I finally had to replace the front brakes I noticed that the discs were carved So I did the old fashioned...

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Olive oil usually works for us.

01.01.1992

In December of we purchased a Camaro RS The surpentine belt on it has been squealing for a year and a half or longer We've had it replaced hoping it would cure the problem but it didn't We're out and...

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We often equate the words "maximum" and "best."

01.01.1992

The owner's manual for my ' Toyota Supra recommends p s i as optimal tire pressure in the original tires I've since replaced the tires and written right on the new tires it says maximum pressure p s i The...

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Can an old fashioned army trick revive Johan's carved discs? Find out inside.

01.01.1992

I have a Volkswagen Golf with some weird problems Maybe you can give me some advice After miles when I finally had to replace the front brakes I noticed that the discs were carved So I did the old fashioned...

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The pros and cons of a convertible: Don King vs. a Ginsu knife.

01.01.1992

Next year I am buying a new car I have been admiring the Chrysler LeBaron for some time Also I have always wanted to own a convertible I think the LeBaron convertible is a beautiful classy car Please give me...

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The real world of wet and snowy roads.

01.01.1992

Could you recommend the proper way to slow down and stop on a slippery road surface My husband insists on shifting into Neutral automatic transmission the moment he begins to brake He says this disengages the gears and makes the...

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