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Should I be concerned if I'm burning about 1 qt of oil ever 1,000 miles if the car runs well?

11.01.1996

We recently purchased a Chevy Lumina with automatic transmission from a friend According to him the car has always used oil Currently at miles it requires about half a quart every miles The car has...

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What are all these different types of bearings?

11.01.1996

I have a question that I need your help with No one else has ever given me a satisfactory answer If an engine is said to have five main bearings does that mean the bearings in question are the...

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Brakes have been grinding ever since the pads were replaced.

11.01.1996

Civic DX with about miles on it In March the front brake pads were replaced and the rear brakes were adjusted Since then the brakes make a grinding metallic crunching noise whenever I apply them At...

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Kiddo wants folks to fix AC before their family road trip...but he doesn't have to pay for it.

11.01.1996

radio show every week and read your column even though I'm only We have a Plymouth Grand Voyager with miles on it Our poor air conditioner died last summer Here's the problem We're going on a three-...

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When will Mercedes change the headlight design on the S-class to match that of the E-class?

11.01.1996

Mercedes Benz has changed its E series body style and added those nice round bug-eye headlights I would like to know when Mercedes will change the S series body style The local dealer says he has no...

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Time for a new power steering pump.

11.01.1996

I have a Chrysler HEMI After replacing one hose on the power- steering system a loud moaning and groaning developed It's a steady noise while the motor is running and the car is in Park While I am...

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Ideas for protecting the environment from all the nasty solvent chemicals used to clean engines.

11.01.1996

After years of reading your most excellent entertaining informative column I'm faced with a dilemma of potentially profound environmental significance Although my problem vehicle is a motorcycle the...

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New brake pads every 10k miles...what gives?

11.01.1996

My Nissan Sentra required replacement of the front brake pads at miles and again at This seems to indicate some sort of mechanical problem since this car is driven solely by my daughter and I know...

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We've seen failures of Volvo motor mounts, but not usually at 45k miles.

11.01.1996

I have a Volvo GL that I recently took into the dealership for my annual service -- this time the -mile service While I was waiting for all of this to happen the assistant service manager came out...

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I own a Nissan ZX For the past six months...

11.01.1996

I own a Nissan ZX For the past six months the brakes have been squealing when applied at slow speeds And while backing up there is a popping sound I have had the brakes checked twice over the past...

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