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Can you recommend a "near-luxury" vehicle? I'm looking at a Lexus and an Infiniti.

02.01.1997

I would like your recommendation on a new-car purchase Currently I have an ' Toyota Celica ST and an ' Acura Integra At age I want to indulge myself I'm looking for a good-performing four-door sedan...

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How can I improve the horsepower of my Caravan...souping up the engine? Engine replacement?

02.01.1997

I am the owner of a Dodge Caravan which I bought new The car is in excellent shape with only miles on it The only problem which has been present ever since it was new is the -liter four-cylinder...

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Why does my AC change to heat when I step on the gas pedal?

02.01.1997

We have a Oldsmobile Delta with miles on it With all of the ventilation controls off the heat will suddenly come on With the air conditioner on it suddenly changes to heat when I step on the gas hard...

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Tom and Ray play detective on a cold case accident.

02.01.1997

This is a curiosity question as the incident happened years ago when we had a teen at home We bought him a Chevy truck and except for accidentally driving on a major interstate the wrong way a couple...

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What can I do if I think my dealer is trying to wait out my extended warranty that expires in 800 miles?

01.01.1997

Help My extended warranty expires in miles and I can't seem to convince the Toyota dealership that there is actually anything wrong with the transmission on my ' Celica GT Liftback Recently in the...

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Different columnists are recommending different tire air pressures -- who's correct?

01.01.1997

A while back you guys told a reader not to inflate his tires to psi the maximum allowable printed on the sidewall You guys said instead to use psi the pressure recommended by the manufacturer in the...

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Where could I find a gas cap for a 1961 Plymouth Valiant?

01.01.1997

My wife is very upset with me because I lost the gas cap from her Plymouth Valiant She doesn't drive the car because it doesn't have power steering But it has great sentimental value because her...

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I dropped a driveshaft on my brand new Ford Ranger on the way home from the dealership!

01.01.1997

On September after years of deliberation I decided to purchase my first new vehicle a white Ford Ranger extended cab pickup -- automatic -liter engine and rear ABS About two miles from the dealership...

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I put Ford Type F transmission fluid into my Chrysler. Can I leave it in or should I drain it?

01.01.1997

I was startled when I checked the transmission-fluid level on my Chrysler New Yorker and found it about three pints low I then looked under the car and saw that the area between the engine and...

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Why have manufacturers put hotter thermostats in their engines?

01.01.1997

Why have automobile manufacturers put hotter thermostats in their engines The old thermostats used to be - degrees Now they're or degrees hotter than that Why would they do this It's fairly common...

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