My jerky Celebrity...

02.01.1990

I have a Chevrolet Celebrity with a V- engine and miles The car runs fine and gets good mileage on the highway but when I start to reduce my speed on the exit ramp the car develops a jerky motion...

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Why does my heater blow cold air?

02.01.1990

My Chevy Luv pick-up truck runs and behaves just fine But last week I noticed a strange thing that happened twice Once while discharging a passenger and again while waiting for a longer-than-average red light the heater started blowing cold...

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Where can I buy a compass for my car?

02.01.1990

Where can I buy a good quality compass to mount on the dash of my Sedan DeVille Charles RAY For craft of this size we recommend you go to your nearest marine supply house TOM If you don't know where...

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My overheating Honda...

02.01.1990

I have a Honda Accord with an overheating problem I was on my way back from Las Vegas It was degrees in the shade I was heading up a ten mile long hill into a strong head wind and the...

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Is my dealer justified in charging for the labor costs of rags and lubricants?

02.01.1990

Being a frugal person a k a cheapskate I am infuriated with the local Honda dealer who charges an additional per hour of the labor rate for materials such as rags and lubricants Am I the only one who thinks...

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No signs of my leaking coolant...

02.01.1990

I have an ' Buick LeSabre and I have to fill the bottle up with coolant every few months The radiator is full and I don't have any leaks Where is it going Pam TOM Were you paying attention in...

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The age old stinky milk problem...

02.01.1990

A half-gallon of milk rolled out of my grocery sack and under the seat of my car I thought I left the milk at the store The car soon began to smell awful I took it to the dealer to...

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Am I doomed to die at some God-forsaken intersection?

02.01.1990

I have a Plymouth Satellite V- with miles on the engine I can't seem to fix the accelerator pump When the engine is cold the car will die when I attempt to accelerate like when I start up from a...

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A radio that only plays country music...

02.01.1990

I have a problem with the digital radio on my Mazda On occasion it blanks out I lose the FM stations and it appears to lose all power When it dies the tape deck will still play and I can...

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In fifth gear my rpms go crazy...

01.01.1990

I own a Honda CRX Si with miles on it I have never had any major problems with it However there is something that puzzles me When in fifth gear the engine turns at different rpm depending on the conditions...

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Should I shift into neutral when I'm stopped at a light?

01.01.1990

Is it harmful to a car's automatic transmission or engine to take it out of gear to neutral or park when stopped at a light Is it better to just leave it in drive My wife and I have been...

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My car's clock skips ahead four hours...

01.01.1990

I inherited my mother's Olds Cutlass I have driven it from British Columbia Canada to the Gulf of Mexico down the Baja and back generally trashing it It has survived very well except for one thing the dashboard clock every...

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Using the proper oil in your engine...

01.01.1990

I took my Mercury Sable for its first six-month service at miles The warranty booklet says to use W- oil in the engine The dealer used W- When I questioned it they said they use W- in every car I...

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What sort of gas should I put in my old Olds?

01.01.1990

First there was Gasoline Then there was Regular and Unleaded Now there's Unleaded and Super It so happens that we have an elderly Olds that we use to pull our horse trailer The book says to use Regular gas in...

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The truth about anti-lock breaks...

01.01.1990

After reading your real up-beat synopsis of anti-lock brakes I feel compelled to tell the downside I have them on my Buick Grand National and I thought they were great until the entire system needed to be replaced at a...

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