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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A new car for Granny...

03.01.1990

I am one of those little old ladies in tennis shoes that needs a new car I'm replacing my ' Cutlass Supreme which has a cubic inch V- It has terrific pick-up When they talk about liters in the new...

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Tempermental convertible top...

03.01.1990

I have a question regarding the only decent thing I got from my divorce--a Delta Convertible that runs great But sometimes the electric top doesn't work at all Keeping in mind that the top is in bad shape and I'm...

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Your mechanic is raking you over the coals.

03.01.1990

I have a ' station wagon that I use to take senior citizens to doctors' offices and hospitals Many times over the last three months when I turn the ignition it just clicks The mechanic has installed new plugs new...

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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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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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