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How do I know when it's time to replace my shock absorbers?

06.01.1995

Do you have any good ideas on when and if shock absorbers should be replaced Those guys who sell and install them say now Various mechanics I have questioned shrug The ride in my car seems fine What...

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Buying Rule #1: Don't spend all your money on the car.

06.01.1995

I need your advice My kids are gone and my wife has a nice late model Toyota Camry she loves Problem My dream car has always been the Mercedes two door convertible A new SL at is out of the...

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What do the model numbers on pickups mean?

06.01.1995

I am the owner of a Chevy pick up truck model number with the original six cylinder engine What does the number mean Frank RAY Good question Frank Nowadays pick up truck numbers can reflect any...

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What is a "cozy wing"?

06.01.1995

I'm writing to your cozy wing research department with an answer I read in your column that you were trying to find out what cozy wings were The cozy wing is the small crank out window on older cars...

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Any ideas about what's going on with this "dropped" transmission?

06.01.1995

I have a problem with my Dodge Dakota When I shift into D the transmission does not engage The problem is intermittent and I have no way of making it happen Each time this failure occurs I shift back...

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What could be causing Glen to burn through so many alternator belts?

06.01.1995

My work vehicle is a Chevy G- van with a engine My problem is that I keep burning up alternator belts If I turn on the headlights or AC I'm likely to smoke the belt It's as if the alternator...

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Should a car with 87k miles on it need a new oil pan?

06.01.1995

I am an owner of a Ford Crown Victoria which I purchased new I've not encountered any problems in the miles I've driven it Lo and behold when I had my oil changed a couple of weeks ago I was...

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How might I go about replacing a horn myself?

06.01.1995

You are both too young and handsome to know much about the car I drive But I realize that after hearing you and reading you that you are very resourceful I also know you will not smirk at my lovely...

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We took our van for a routine oil change and...

06.01.1995

We took our van for a routine oil change and when we got it home it was leaking around the oil plug We called the shop took it back they drained the oil put on a new drain plug gasket...

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What could cause windshield wipers to come on while accelerating?

06.01.1995

I have a GMC pickup with a V engine and automatic transmission It is in excellent shape with approximately miles on it Recently each time I step on the gas pedal a little extra hard for passing the...

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