Rear tire blowouts v. front tire blowouts...

03.01.1990

Which is more dangerous and harmful to a driver's ability to control his or her vehicle while in motion a front tire blowout or a rear tire blowout Bruce TOM Gee Bruce what an interesting question The conventional wisdom USED...

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The oil and vinegar will be at the bottom.

03.01.1990

On a Crown Victoria which is sitting on a level floor with the proper amount of oil in it what part of the crank shaft is submerged in that oil David TOM None Some of the herbs and croutons may...

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A crusade to improve battery safety...

03.01.1990

Hardly a month goes by when you don't read about how dangerous car batteries can be We are told over and over again to be very careful jumpstarting them So why don't battery manufacturers take more care in labeling the...

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Do I have to replace the stems with the tires?

03.01.1990

Do you really have to get the stems replaced whenever you buy new tires or is this something the tire stores use to make a little extra money Jeff TOM This question calls for another one of the Click and...

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Is it okay to let a car sit undriven for six months?

03.01.1990

My son's Subaru station wagon will be parked at my house for six months while he is out of the country What do I need to do to ensure it will run when he returns How often should it be...

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How often should I service my car after it reaches 65,000 miles?

03.01.1990

I have a Ford Escort GT with miles Since the owners manual doesn't go above miles on the maintenance chart how do I know what kind of maintenance is required after Michael TOM Watson come quickly I need you I've...

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What are benefits of fuel injection?

03.01.1990

Is fuel injection better than a carburetor What are the advantages of fuel injection Bill TOM For the first hundred years all cars ran great with carburetors that's all there was But carburetors did not accurately control the amount of...

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One more trip to the mechanic and I will have to re-mortgage my house.

03.01.1990

If you can solve my problem I will be forever grateful I have a Ford Pick Up Truck The directionals heater and back-up lights will not work in very cold weather unless I pound on the steering column Once working...

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What causes wear on the idler arms?

03.01.1990

I keep noticing that my tires are wearing on the outside edge of the tread I felt it was a matter of keeping the front end in alignment However at the Sears Auto Center I am being told that the...

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My warm-blooded car...

03.01.1990

I recently bought a Nissan ZX The used-car dealer told me it had just been tuned up but it runs roughly and makes white smoke first thing in the morning After about or minutes it runs great Is this car...

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What do you think about Pontiac Firebirds?

03.01.1990

I would like to know if you have heard about any problems concerning and Pontiac Firebirds Kevin RAY No Other than the fact that they can't be driven in snow and you can't see out of them we haven't heard...

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What causes condesnsation on the dipstick?

03.01.1990

I have a Mercury Marquis with a V- engine When I pull out the dipstick to check the oil level I sometimes see beads of moisture on the stick What causes this Bill RAY This is caused by condensation inside...

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Unlike wine, motor oil doesn't improve with age.

02.01.1990

Approximately how long will name brand multi-viscosity oil retain its lubricating and protective qualities when kept in the original sealed container Vic TOM Forever but if I were you I wouldn't keep it that long RAY Unlike wine motor oil...

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My car the jerk...

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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