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When it comes to tires, a damaged sidewall means the tire is DONE.

11.01.1995

I have a Honda Accord equipped with Michelin tires Recently someone not ME of course caught the left rear tire on a curb and raised a boo-boo about three inches long by two inches wide on the...

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Hydraulic pump failure or a collapsed hose?

11.01.1995

I have a foot motor home mounted on a Chevy G- chassis with a V- Both power steering and power brake systems are hydraulic activated from the belt-driven power steering pump Lose the pump you lose...

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Blondes Prefer Red and Other Automotive Theories

11.01.1995

Patrick's wife has some pretty interesting theories about cars and drivers. Will Tom and Ray side with Patrick's wife? And what do women named "Donna" have to do with it? Find out right here.

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I love your column and have a problem I have...

11.01.1995

I love your column and have a problem I have an wagon with wooden spokes and wheels And gol darn it if the fifth spoke on the right rear wheel ain't always breaking Seems every time I go over a...

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Could this accident be to blame for our current transmission problems?

11.01.1995

Our car was involved in an accident while parked on a street It was pushed about feet while locked in Park Since then our transmission hasn't been the same It is slowly getting worse It winds out and...

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When in doubt, try electrical tape.

11.01.1995

On my ' Olds Cutlass Supreme my voltmeter gauge always reads a little shy of volts When I turn on the air conditioning the gauge dips down almost to the red area--about volts Is this something I...

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Does shifting an automatic into neutral put unecessary wear on the transmission?

11.01.1995

My father and mother are constantly arguing about whether it is right to put the car in Neutral sometimes My father drives an automatic car and when he goes down a hill or is ready to stop he puts...

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Click and Clack make a recommendation to a newly widowed car buyer.

11.01.1995

Help I need it Your advice is imperative because of my husband's recent death I plan to downsize Can you help me At present I have a large car too big for me a Lincoln I'm thinking of a car...

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Why has the auto industry begun putting computers in cars when it makes car repair so complicated?

10.01.1995

Can you tell me why the auto industry puts computers in cars What is the advantage It used to be that any mechanically minded person with experience could repair a car Now of course it is necessary...

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Mr. Goodwrench owes you more than a temporary fix.

10.01.1995

I own a Chevy pickup Early in its life it developed an engine noise After a few thousand miles a new short block was installed in the motor under warranty Now I have an interior coolant leak of some...

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