Why does my car pop out of gear when driving up steep hills?

09.01.1989

I have a Subaru GL WD Wagon The car runs perfectly and has gone over miles A minor problem occurs when the car is in first gear on a very steep hill headed downhill It will sometimes pop out of...

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Should I give my car to my son?

09.01.1989

Please comment on whether I should buy a preowned Porsche and give my ' Ford Tempo to my son for a graduation present let me mention that we are not that close My other idea is to buy a preowned...

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Can you explain the Mercedes Benz model designation?

09.01.1989

I'm having trouble understanding Mercedes Benz model designation Would you please explain it to me so I can tell what a E is Rob TOM It's actually very simple Rob The first number refers to the engine displacement So a...

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Click & Clack share opinions on some of the cars they'e recently driven.

09.01.1989

Despite my brother's persistent attempts to keep his bucket of bolts on the road year after year, we realize that most sane people buy new cars from time to time. So we'd like to periodically give you our impressions of some of the new cars we drive.

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Can I add rust inhibitor to my antifreeze?

09.01.1989

I've heard you guys talk about antifreeze and the need to replace it every year or two because of radiator rusting.

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Should I have to pay a fee to have my transmission simply looked at?

09.01.1989

I have a 5-speed Honda Accord with 85k miles. It runs great except that the transmission slips out of third gear when I let off the gas abruptly, go over a few bumps or drive in third for an extended period...

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Waiting until something breaks versus regular maintenance?

09.01.1989

I was going to ask for advice about what car to buy but I just found one I fell in love with I just bought a Toyota Cressida Wagon It has almost miles but it looks beautiful seems to have...

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Why was the idea of front wheel drive shelved from the 1920s to the 1970s?

09.01.1989

I ran across an interesting bit of history recently It seems that Cord made a front wheel drive car in I also found out that Mr Cord put himself in dire straits with the Securities and Exchange Commission by valuing...

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What's the purpose of the bronze coil in the Volvo fuel injection system?

09.01.1989

I've had a couple of Volvos that have taken me well over 100k miles each. Both cars have in a hose that snakes around the fuel injection system a...

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Is it wise to buy a car in during a "one day sale"?

09.01.1989

It has been a long time since I bought a car and I need some advice--immediately--on how to go about it I bought my Datsun in and it's time to get another car The reason for the urgency is that...

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Is it worth spending more for extra safety features?

09.01.1989

After years of buying dogs I had an old Chevy Nova and a Vega I am ready to move up Is the All-trac Camry safer to drive in the snow and rain and is it worth the cost Do you...

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How to go about selling a classic car...

09.01.1989

I have a Lincoln sedan butterfly doors white leather upholstery in excellent condition It was my husbands I have finally come to the point where I can let some one else enjoy it although I don't want just anybody to...

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Is Brian's carburetor float a sinker of a floater?

08.01.1989

I have a MGA with twin SU carbs The engine is kept in perfect tune or as perfect as a British engine can get yet I've had one problem for a year and a half If the car is allowed...

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Should you only use high octane gas in your sports car?

08.01.1989

I am considering buying a Lotus Super Seven I understand this is a high performance car that requires octane gas Unfortunately I live in a very high elevation where the highest octane gas available is I would greatly appreciate your...

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This week: How to determine if your heat gauge's busted.

08.01.1989

I have a Ford F Pick-Up with a V- and super cooling I've put in a new radiator hoses thermostat sending unit dash gauge fan clutch and water pump and still the heat gauge reads to hot in stop-and-go traffic...

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