Can I blame my husband for this?

05.01.1990

My husband and I have a Audi which we like very much Last year my husband replaced a set of front wheel brake pads Now when you brake the car you hear a clunk from the region of the front...

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When timing is everything...

05.01.1990

I own a Ford Pick up I have an intermittent problem that has mystified several good mechanics Sometimes after starting my truck driving three miles to town and turning it off it refuses to re-start It sounds as though the...

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A brief history lesson, followed by a foray into the future.

05.01.1990

I've noticed the new ads for certain American cars are using words like longer than last year heavier rear-wheel drive and horror of horrors powerful V- engine I thought the Japanese had taught us a lesson in the Seventies that...

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GMPSS: an American car ailment?

05.01.1990

I have a Oldsmobile When I back out of my garage I have to turn right and then left to avoid hitting the house Since Christmas these turns have been hard to do Also when I leave the car parked...

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Should I change my tranmission fluid?

05.01.1990

Each time I get my oil changed the mechanic suggests I change the transmission fluid too He says it should be done every miles at a cost of dollars Do you agree with his advice and is the price reasonable...

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Great mileage and a comfy interior?

05.01.1990

A few years ago we purchased a Dodge Colt Vista We like the three rows of seats the four doors the hatch and the great gas mileage We'd like to get another car just like this one EXCEPT we'd like...

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Expediated automobile aging.

05.01.1990

this week our sources tell us that Ford has made a breakthrough in the study of automobile aging It seems that they've constructed a special test chamber at their research center in Essex England that can subject a car to...

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What does it mean to "throw a rod"?

04.01.1990

A friend of mine told me that he had ruined his car engine while driving very fast on a country road He claims he blew a rod and the motor was worthless after that In more technical terms could you...

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Unidentified rattling object...

04.01.1990

I have a Buick LeSabre with a little less than miles on it A white object has partially covered the odometer and I cannot read the mileage I have checked with our mechanic He has no explanation for it and...

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'Fowl Liver', and other car models.

04.01.1990

How about a column on all these letters on the back of cars I've seen LX LXS LE LES DX LXI DL GL VL LS GT GTS GTI SE SX XLT GSE SLE RS CRX EX just to name a...

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Paying a hefty price to be lazy...

04.01.1990

I recently took my Ford Van back to a dealership for a minor tune-up I was presented with a bill of for labor and for eight spark plugs Two blocks away from the dealership an auto parts store sells identical...

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This week, what makes that body rattle?

04.01.1990

I have a Mitsubishi Galant which has developed a chatter when I accelerate back up stop at a stop light or even just rev the engine to - rpm The transmission was replaced less than a year ago and the...

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Why won't my windows defrost in the cold?

04.01.1990

I have Toyota Cressida It's a fine car except that when it gets cold and rains or snows the inside of the my windows fog or ice up What's wrong Wilson RAY Well my first guess is that you forgot...

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When to use the different automatic transmission positions...

04.01.1990

I would appreciate your discussing the different positions in automatic transmissions Overdrive Drive Second and First When and at what speed is each position most appropriately used Is it bad for the car to use Overdrive most of the time...

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When the rains come, bust out the hairdryer!

04.01.1990

My daughter owns a VW bug that she parks on the street When it rains hard the car won't start To get it started she has to take off the distributor cap and dry it with a hair dryer Is...

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