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Better to let an engine idle on cold mornings, or to drive it right away?

01.01.1996

We have a marital dispute and need your help in settling it My wife and I have a running disagreement over whether it's better to let the car idle for a few minutes after starting it in cold weather...

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How often does my Honda Civic need a valve adjustment?

01.01.1996

I recently purchased an ' Honda Civic One issue of The Consumer Guide Used Car Book says valves must be adjusted every miles to prevent engine woes Later issues of the book do not mention this What...

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Is the LeBaron's engine that durable, or does the car just attract gentle drivers?

01.01.1996

I recently bought a LeBaron with miles on it even though my last car blew up at I bought it because I've heard nothing but good things about the slant six engine that Chrysler used in the 's and 's...

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How to test your starter to see if it's functioning correctly.

01.01.1996

I have a Toyota Celica Sport Coupe Two months ago after driving about ten miles to a shopping mall I returned to my car and it wouldn't start The ignition was completely dead I got a jump and whipped...

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No doubt about it, your engine is overheating.

01.01.1996

Help I have a mystery problem Grandma gave me her ' Volkswagen Rabbit with only miles on it Lately it's running hot and the heat does not dissipate On a particularly hot humid day while stuck in...

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GM should absolutely cover the cost of a new engine...but you'll need a lawyer.

01.01.1996

I bought a Chevrolet X pickup truck in December of In June of this year the engine lost its oil pressure and the engine was badly damaged The motor had only miles on it at the time but because of...

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$35 to get my headlights adjusted. Really?

01.01.1996

I was quite shocked last week when I took my car in to have the headlights adjusted I went to an official headlight adjusting station and they quoted me a price of In my book that figures out to...

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Once and for all: NEVER inflate your tires to their maximum air pressure!

01.01.1996

I was recently told by my local tire store manager while fixing a leaky valve stem that I should be inflating my tires to the pressure listed on the tire not the pressure listed on the door or owners...

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I have a Mustang GT with a five liter engine...

01.01.1996

I have a Mustang GT with a five liter engine If I drive for a short distance miles and turn off the motor when I start it up again the oil light comes on and there is no oil showing...

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Any chance my extended warranty will cover a delaminating paint job?

01.01.1996

I have a Dodge Caravan which I purchased new with an extended warranty I would like to know what you are supposed to do when it has under miles on it and the paint starts peeling real bad I mean...

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