What does it mean when your gas tank whistles at you?

06.01.1991

My beautiful ' Chrysler Fifth Avenue is in excellent condition It runs well and gets good gas mileage But I get a scare when I gas up When the gas cap is removed I hear a burst or air that...

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Could it be an electro-magnetic malfunction?

06.01.1991

My Toyota Camry station wagon with automatic transmission and overdrive has a flaw Occasionally and randomly without warning the transmission will go into Neutral This occurs when the car has been run and is hot and then is parked for...

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Ancient Greek Battery Mthology: Chapter II

06.01.1991

I've heard that on a very cold morning if you turn on the headlights for a few minutes before you start the car the battery will be stronger when you try to start the engine Is this true Leonard RAY...

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The benefits of a rubber timing belt.

06.01.1991

I notice that a lot of new cars are now coming out with rubber timing belts instead of metal timing chains These rubber belts have to be changed periodically at no small expense Other than ripping off the consumer is...

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The value of a "classic" Chevy Vega.

06.01.1991

I am the proud owner of two Chevy Vegas I have a Coupe and a Wagon Considering the age of these vehicles will they be classics worth lots of money some day Steve RAY Anything's possible Steve Other pieces of...

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Test drive results: '91 Suzuki Sidekick JLX

06.01.1991

a car that really surprised me TOM What happened You got it from me and the gas tank wasn't empty RAY No It's a car that I wasn't expecting to like at all and I ended up liking it very...

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How to recognize the sounds of a bad tire.

06.01.1991

While driving my wife's Toyota Camry I noticed a thump thump thump while cornering hard to the left or right Thinking this was caused by the well worn original tires I replaced them with a brand new set Much to...

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Which hand is stonger, a power flush or reverse flush?

06.01.1991

Is there a difference between a power flush and a reverse flush Should one of these be done periodically Ben RAY I think the difference is that a power flush beats three of a kind Ben and a reverse flush...

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How to clean a convertible rag top.

06.01.1991

I have a white Volkswagon Cabriolet with a white convertible top I've tried just about everything to get the top clean without success I've even tried the top cleaner sold by the dealer Any ideas Tami TOM It's not as...

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Buy a Hum-Vee for Junior

05.01.1991

Our year old son will be getting his license this year and wants a car Now before you make your recommendation let me tell you a few of the things this boy has done He recently shaved off his beautiful...

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Proof that Aaron's losing brain cells: He enjoys our column!

05.01.1991

I really enjoy your column I own a Nissan Maxima with a curious problem Whenever I turn on the defroster and put the air selector on Recirculate it's fine But when I select Fresh Air I smell exhaust gas This...

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Parking pawl met parking Peter and parking Mary

05.01.1991

I thoroughly enjoy your column You make car maintenance a fun job rather than all worries dollars and cents When I start my Chrysler wagon sometimes--if it's on an incline--it's extremely difficult to pull the shifting lever out of park...

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Carburator icing: A new product from Betty Crocker.

05.01.1991

I have a Mazda GLC hatchback that has a problem no one has been able to fix Sometimes when the temperature drops into the 's and the humidity is high the car will just die while I'm driving If I...

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Patrick's a Ford Man. But what about his engine?

05.01.1991

In your series on the ten best cars of you rated the Ford F- as the best pickup truck on the market You did not mention however which engine you prefer for that vehicle The liter straight six and the...

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What really is a "moonroof?"

05.01.1991

My husband and I are in the midst of a serious domestic dispute that only the two of you can help resolve He recently purchased a car with a hole cut in the roof He maintains that it's a moonroof...

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