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What's to blame for worn out front brakes: front-wheel drive or my driving style?

09.01.1996

Please settle an argument I am having with my boyfriend I own a Grand Prix STE This is the forth front-wheel-drive car I have owned I travel in stop-and-go traffic daily At miles I have had to...

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Does running the AC use more gasoline?

09.01.1996

Is it true that one uses more gasoline while running the air conditioner in the car I have a friend who insists on driving with the windows open in order to save on gasoline usage Isn't it a health...

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New brakes are clicking.

09.01.1996

I have a Ford Ranger X with miles on it I recently had new front brakes installed I got new pads new calipers and had the rotors turned Since then when I drive I hear a clicking noise When I...

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Your radio reception changes are due to either an electrical issue or a mechanical one. Here are some things you can test.

09.01.1996

I think I may have you both stumped but I hope not I have a Ford Taurus When driving with the radio on in the AM mode I get nothing but static However as soon as I apply the brakes...

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Can rustproofing your undercarriage actually do more harm than good?

09.01.1996

I'm an old geezer who last bought a new car in Obviously the manufacture and the warranties are different on my new Buick LeSabre Living in the rust belt I can't imagine NOT undercoating the...

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Is it possible to go oil-change-free with a roll of toilet paper?

09.01.1996

Please don't think this is a crank letter This is for real I have a friend who has a van with over miles on it and he's never changed the oil He put something on the filter that holds a...

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How can I remove rusty drums when brute force and solvents don't work?

08.01.1996

I have a Lincoln Town Car with miles on it I used your suggestion of several months ago for separating the rusty wheels from the drums Loosening the lug nuts slightly and hitting the brakes hard...

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Can I put bumberstickers on my rear window?

08.01.1996

I have a question about rear-window defrosters If I put some kind of window sticker over those little wires on my rear window will it do any harm to the defroster or will it melt the sticker Is it OK...

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What kind of oil do you recommend for an old Beetle?

08.01.1996

My question is about oil I already know that the numbers such as W are a measure of the oil's viscosity at low and high temperatures I just inherited a VW Bug It is of great sentimental value to me...

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Is it safe to smoke a pipe in an airbag equipped car?

08.01.1996

Is there any inherent danger in pipe smoking and driving a car with air bags Could a person survive the accident yet receive serious injury from having the pipe jammed down his throat -- Richard TOM...

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