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What on earth is a "harmonic balancer"? Is this like getting your car's chakras aligned?

03.01.1995

Recently I had my Plymouth Sundance at the dealer's to have the water pump replaced While picking up my car I met a customer who was having his car's Harmonic Balancer replaced Harmonic Balancer It...

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Could a small filter possibly do as good a job as a larger filter?

03.01.1995

Toyota has reduced the size of oil filters for my Toyota Tercel and many other models to make removal easier in small engine compartments They insist that the smaller size filters oil just as well as...

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Could speeding in a four-speed car do damage to my little four-cylinder engine?

03.01.1995

I have a hypothetical question for you guys Suppose a person had a Dodge Colt with four cylinders a four speed standard transmission and she gave it regular oil changes Now suppose the hypothetical...

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My dealer says that a Geo Prizm is the EXACT same car as a Toyota Corolla. True or false?

03.01.1995

I have been looking for a new car I presently drive an ' Toyota Corolla which has over miles on it so I'm afraid it might be ready to give out The Chevrolet salesman told me that their Geo Prizm...

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Am I doing any damage if I use "small engine" motor oil on a big engine?

03.01.1995

I have a Buick LeSabre with a V I use Castrol motor oil What does Castrol mean when it says made for smaller engines Am I doing anything wrong by using it on a big engine Arthur RAY Not to...

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Is a "service engine" light the same as a "check engine" light?

03.01.1995

I own a Saturn SL with miles on it It's a wonderful car that has very few problems but I do have one concern Periodically my Service Engine Soon light comes on stays a while and blinks off My oil...

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Why would my husband listen to his little brother when he is NEVER right?

03.01.1995

My husband and I really enjoy your column I have a story for you about brothers and cars My husband's brother John has two older cars The transmission went on his favorite beater so he had to do some...

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Where can I find parts for the Dodge Dart I'm attempting to restore?

03.01.1995

I'm in the process of restoring a Dodge Dart and my only problem so far is trying to find weather stripping for the trunk and the doors I called all the Dodge dealers in my area and every one of...

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Why was nitrogen used in race car tires?

03.01.1995

The recent inquiry about using nitrogen in tires caught my eye I was in the automobile trade in the s and s The only time I remember using nitrogen in tires was at the Indianapolis speedway Race cars...

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My dad taught me to put my transmission in neutral while at a stoplight. Is he right?

03.01.1995

When I was a youngster and would ride along with my father I noticed that he would always put his car in Neutral when stopped at a traffic light Of course I'm referring to an automatic transmission...

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