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Overdrive on steep, hilly roads?

06.01.1996

I have a Mitsubishi Montero with an automatic transmission It is incredibly reliable and I hope to have it for many years I recently got a new job and my daily commute now takes me down a long...

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An unconventional fix for a well known issue with the factory sealed choke of Plymouth Voyager minivans.

06.01.1996

We own a Plymouth Voyager minivan and have been extremely happy with it except for the cold start system When the engine and weather are cold the exhaust is a deep black color We were told this is a...

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It seems like the AC shuts off above 50 mph. What's going on?

06.01.1996

Our Lincoln Town Car -- which rides like a charm and is in excellent condition -- is now giving us problems with the air conditioner It cools very well if I don't exceed miles an hour But on the...

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Is AC installed after-market at the dealer as good as factory installed AC?

06.01.1996

I am considering a new Honda Civic I need air conditioning and I'm wondering if factory-installed air works better than a c installed at the dealer -- Kelly RAY Almost all cars are set up for factory...

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Will repairing this oil leak cost more than the car is worth?

06.01.1996

I have a Crown Victoria with miles It's now leaking oil My mechanic has checked the obvious places for leaks and tells me that checking further would involve stripping down the motor and would cost...

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The definitive clutch-slipping test.

06.01.1996

My wife and I were driving across the country on a concert tour about five years ago in our VW Golf Starting uphill at a traffic light the clutch made a whining sound while she released the clutch...

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Bucking and stalling: engine or transmission issue?

06.01.1996

I have an ' Olds Cutlass Ciera A few months ago my wife was in the process of slowing down to stop on an exit ramp The vehicle started jerking as though the engine would die By the time she...

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Using cruise control for around town?

05.01.1996

My question is about speed control I use mine for just that to avoid getting speeding tickets I use my speed control in speed-limited areas like when I have to drive or mph Will my cruise-control...

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Moisture getting into headlights.

05.01.1996

I have recently purchased a Honda CRX which I love so far The only problem that I have encountered is that the headlights seem to have collected moisture which beads up on the inside of the lenses I...

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Plastic versus metal radiators.

05.01.1996

The radiator on my Mercury Marquis with miles needed replacing and much to my surprise it was plastic It was a bigger surprise when a new one cost plus labor Please give me your opinion on plastic...

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