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Electrical wiring issue...or a ghost?

07.01.1995

I've got a tough one for you My daughter's Ford Probe GT was possessed by a ghost at a cemetery three years ago She parked it and turned off the ignition but everything lights radio engine stayed on...

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Don't call our Ford Escorts cheap!

07.01.1995

I am a steady reader of your column Recently you called the Ford Escort a cheap small noisy car I resent this Three of us here have Escorts--good gas mileage no problems comfortable We are very happy...

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Driving and parking tips for the new owner of a manual transmission.

07.01.1995

I recently purchased a vehicle with a manual transmission I have two questions Is it bad to leave the transmission in gear when parked on a hill without having the parking brake engaged How harmful...

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Octane ratings explained!

07.01.1995

For umpteen years I have had a choice of octane octane and octane gas I always purchased octane because it was the least expensive And my cars have always performed well on octane I now have a car...

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Could my carburetor be icing up when it's cold out?

07.01.1995

I'm having a problem with my Honda Accord LX with a carburetor When it's very foggy or rainy and cold out I lose rpms in all gears Stopping and waiting a while helps My brother thinks the carburetor...

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When are you guys going to come out with a cookbook?

07.01.1995

When are you guys going to come out with a cookbook It's a natural John RAY We're working on it John We've got a number of recipes under development TOM For instance my brother is perfecting his Rack...

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Why would GM recommend AGAINST platinum spark plugs?

07.01.1995

I would like to install platinum tipped spark plugs in my Chevrolet Celebrity but have been told that they will not work in a car that has a fuel injection system I contacted General Motors in...

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Is this idling speed a problem, or just a feature of small cars?

07.01.1995

I recently bought a ' Ford Aspire and while I'm a long time Ford owner I've never owned a small car While I love my new little car I have noticed that after starting my car if I turn on...

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What could be causing this battery to lose its charge?

06.01.1995

Boy do I hope you can answer my question We have a Chevy Open Road Van that keeps wearing down the battery We have had the camper to two different vehicle electrical shops and they told us all we...

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What else is left to replace?

06.01.1995

Nothing personal but you are my last resort I have a Ford Falcon and when I hit the brakes eight out of ten times it pulls severely to the right Often it will pull to the right first and then...

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