Blame your in-laws!

08.01.1990

Here's one for you Ever since my Brother-In-Law adjusted the idle speed on my ' Mazda it just hasn't been the same Now when I turn on the air conditioning the idle revs up and down up and down constantly...

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My husband's from the stone age...

08.01.1990

My husband and I have a Buick The problem is that he simply refuses to use the air conditioner We have had new cars for the past several years and he always says that using the air conditioning in city...

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Windows up or down for better gas mileage?

08.01.1990

Please answer a question that has been bothering me for over five years I have asked everybody I know and no one has given me a logical answer I want to cool the passenger compartment of my car as efficiently...

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A car with more pep...

08.01.1990

I currently own a Volvo I am pleased with my car but I'd like my next car to have more pep I am considering the Volvo GLE with the multi-valve engine What do you think Robert RAY Well almost anything...

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Is removing a stereo so difficult?

08.01.1990

Occasionally the drive belts in the tape deck of my ' LeSabre come off I think I could replace the belts if I could get the stereo out of the dash The recommended repair shop charges and keeps the car...

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Recharging a dead battery...

08.01.1990

I've received so many different answers to this question that I decided to ask the experts When a car battery dies due to cold weather or leaving the lights on how many miles should the car be driven and at...

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A new car for my tall friend Dave...

08.01.1990

I'm writing this letter on behalf of my good friend Dave He has a serious problem with his attempt to purchase a new car Let me give you some background first Dave currently drives a VW Bus He's had it...

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A stupid idea...

08.01.1990

About a year ago I bought a Toyota Corolla The first owners babied it and it's a nice car The problem is that it has a manual transmission I have gotten the hang of it but my wife has decided...

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The "pre-luber"...to buy or not to buy?

08.01.1990

I've heard that someone makes a device that lubricates the engine with a separate oil pump before the car is started They claim that it will save significant wear and tear on the engine Have you heard of such a...

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Brand-name filling stations vs. convenience store outlets...

08.01.1990

I own a two year old car My friends have always told me that it's better to fill up new cars from brand-name filling stations They say I should avoid convenience store outlets Any truth to this David RAY Good...

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Improving my sloshy Mercury Cougar...

07.01.1990

I OWN A MERCURY COUGAR I BOUGHT IT USED AND HAVE ALWAYS FELT THAT IT NEEDED NEW SHOCKS RECENTLY I READ IN CONSUMER REPORTS THAT THE SUSPENSION ON THIS YEAR AND MODEL RATES BELOW AVERAGE IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN...

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"It's the stingy person who spends the most."

07.01.1990

I have a Subaru It's the bottom of the line model and it has miles on it I'm writing to you because I always try and get a good idea of what's wrong before I waste my time going to...

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The Murky Research Study

07.01.1990

YOU SEE THE NEW CAR MEDIA SURVEY JUST PUBLISHED BY J D POWER RAY YEAH THE ONE THAT MATCHES CERTAIN TYPES OF CAR BUYERS WITH THEIR FAVORITE KINDS OF TV SHOWS LIKE THE FACT THAT OF SPORTY CAR BUYERS LIKE...

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A horn that will not blow.

07.01.1990

I found a recent column of yours to be not only very interesting but also amusing It concerned a car owner with a horn that would start blowing in the middle of the night in very cold weather I have...

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What's to blame for my car's humming front end?

07.01.1990

I HAVE A PLYMOUTH RELIANT WITH MILES ON IT MY PROBLEM IS THAT I HAVE A HUMMING NOISE IN THE FRONT WHEN I DRIVE ONE MECHANIC SAYS IT'S TIRE NOISE THE OTHER MECHANIC SAYS IT'S THE WHEEL BEARING WHAT SHOULD...

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