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Even a Jeep couldn't have so many things fail at once. What's the culprit?

12.01.1995

I have a Jeep Cherokee with a four-cylinder liter Jeep engine Over the past year my four wheel drive has started to engage only part way the cruise control won't hold its speed it drops slowly and...

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When putting a ton of miles on my used car is there anything special I should do to maintain it?

12.01.1995

First I want to tell you how much I enjoy your column I don't know a whole lot about cars but your column is easy to follow and puts things in plain english The question I have is in reference...

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Does 20mph in speed make a difference in fuel efficiency?

12.01.1995

Please help settle a dispute with a colleague She insists that there is a negligible difference in the amount of gas used going mph vs mph I say there is an optimum gas saving speed and for most cars...

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Earlier this year my wife and I bought a Dodge...

12.01.1995

Earlier this year my wife and I bought a Dodge Daytona for our son to drive Although he considers himself a student athlete he considers it wise to drive the entire one-half-mile to school My...

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How long can I store anti-freeze?

12.01.1995

I bought three gallons of Prestone anti freeze several years ago but used only one What is the shelf life of this stuff Will RAY Forever It'll keep your shelf from freezing forever Will TOM Actually...

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Is this new Caddy supposed to be as loud as a Harley?

12.01.1995

I am retired age and I finally splurged on a new car that I have only dreamed about up until now I figure I only have so many years left and since you can't take it with you I bought...

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Is it a good idea to downshift an automatic transmission while going downhill?

11.01.1995

I drive a Ford Escort with automatic transmission We live on a mountain Should I shift down to nd gear when going down a steep grade When coming up My husband advises me to do so But if it's a...

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What are those "marbles" rolling around in my gas tank??

11.01.1995

I recently purchased a Chevy Biscayne The gas tank was leaking and couldn't be patched so I took it out When I removed the tank it sounded like marbles were rolling around in there I tipped it upside...

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Is it worth turning the engine off between delivery stops or can I just let the engine idle?

11.01.1995

Now for a dumb blonde question I deliver from to meals once or twice a week for my town's Meals on Wheels program Each stop takes from seconds to a minute except for one that requires five minutes...

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Why have horsepower numbers changed so much over the last 30 years?

11.01.1995

Back years ago the average V had horsepower ratings My ' AMC Javelin which had a small V had horsepower In the s cars with anything over hp are considered high performance hp back in the s would be...

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