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My Ford ranger acts up in winter conditions. Could it be "carburetor icing"?

10.01.1996

Ford Ranger with a problem Often in temperatures below degrees usually when there's moisture present my truck will begin to run rough It loses power like it's not running on all cylinders black smoke...

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Finding a buyer for the Chalmers Owner magazine I just found from 1911.

10.01.1996

Recently while cleaning out the basement I found a copy of The Chalmers Owner magazine with all of the articles dated The magazine is about inch thick and is in near-perfect condition I have tried to...

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Washboard Roads: Fast or Slow?

10.01.1996

Tom and Ray need your help. They got a letter from Ron, who wants to know whether it's better to drive fast or slow on "washboard roads". He says slow, but his wife votes for fast. Tom and Ray aren't...

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Is it worth repairing my old Volvo or should I replace it with another used Volvo (I like the old body style).

10.01.1996

I currently have a Volvo DL and am considering the purchase of another Volvo I have resisted purchasing a new Volvo because the body style changed to the new aerodynamic look that all new cars have...

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Why does brake fluid turn dark when it seems clean?

10.01.1996

Could you please clear up a question that has been nagging this weekend mechanic Why are so many brake master cylinders mounted at such odd angles My older cars have nice level reservoirs and they...

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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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