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What could cause vibration upon acceleration?

10.01.1995

We have a Olds with miles on it It gets serviced regularly at the dealership and always by the book Between - miles per hour the car begins to vibrate but only when accelerating When we drive faster...

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What can I do with a car that isn't fit to sell?

10.01.1995

I have a ' Buick with a dead battery that didn't run very well even when the battery wasn't dead I have to admit it's not worth much of anything so I don't feel right selling it to anybody Other...

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Why do you recommend putting a manual transmission into neutral at a stoplight?

10.01.1995

In your pamphlet Ten Ways You May Be Ruining Your Car you guys mention in number that if you are driving a manual transmission you should put the car in Neutral and take your foot off the clutch when...

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Does moving my electric seat with the engine turned off drain my car's battery?

10.01.1995

Before I start my car I move the electric seat forward so I can reach the gas pedal My boyfriend screams at me constantly and informs me that I am killing the battery this way Please am I doing...

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If I burn through all the oil in my VW Bug, do I need to bother changing it?

10.01.1995

I am the proud owner of a ' VW Bug It is a great little car but leaks about a quart of oil every miles Since it only holds three quarts and since I have put in three quarts by...

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No, your car should NOT start in Drive.

09.01.1995

I have a Toyota Corolla that starts in Park Neutral AND Drive It was my understanding that cars are only supposed to star in Park or Neutral not Drive Is this something I should worry about Or is it...

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A reader suggests a way to escape a vehicle if its electric windows fail in an emergency.

09.01.1995

Some time ago you guys published a letter about a little old lady who was fearful that her car's electric windows wouldn't work if the car plunged into a river In your inimitable way you made her...

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Why is there no manual override for electric windows?

09.01.1995

Can you please tell me why cars with electric windows don't have a bypass control to open a window when the ignition is turned off If my husband stops for gas and happens to remove the key I have to...

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Why doesn't every car come with overdrive?

09.01.1995

A transmission with overdrive increases gas mileage and reduces engine wear right So how come every car doesn't come with overdrive Ken TOM Almost all cars do Ken Except for a few remaining cheapo...

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Was this burned out clutch caused by its foreign moniker or by towing a boat?

09.01.1995

It was very reassuring to learn from your booklet Ten Ways You May Be Ruining Your Car Without Even Knowing It that I'm doing a lot of the right things to keep my car in good condition I hope you...

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