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Once and for all: The right way to wash a car.

02.01.1995

We read your column every week and thought you could help answer a question and save a marriage Is there a right was to wash a car If so why My husband says to wash a car you start on...

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Does my AC need a new blower motor or just a new switch?

02.01.1995

I own a Chevrolet Celebrity with miles on it I pulled into my driveway one day last summer when the temperature was very hot about degrees I had just driven about six miles everything seemed normal...

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Don't tell me to get rid of my soon-to-be-classic Chrysler...please help me repair it!

02.01.1995

I have a Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue that is my favorite old car after a Nash and DeSoto that I drive on weekends Don't laugh many people consider the - big Chryslers to be among the best...

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My family thinks my Eurovan is a joke. What do you guys think?

02.01.1995

I own a ' Volkswagen Eurovan My problem is with my family Every time we have a family get-together it is my van that is made fun of I know that it is all good natured teasing and they are...

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Why are gas gauges different for every manufacturer?

02.01.1995

Why do different car manufacturers set such different standards on their gas gauges In our old Buick when the needle hit the yellow area you had to be driving into a gas station with enough momentum...

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Do spoilers serve a purpose, or are they just for show?

02.01.1995

It was my understanding that spoilers are used to increase high speed traction on the drive wheels of a car That being the case what is the purpose of a spoiler on the rear of a front-wheel-drive car...

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Could braking hard in an emergency cause my engine to stall?

02.01.1995

The other day I had to brake hard attempting to avoid a vehicle turning in front of me When I did the engine on my ' Toyota Celica stalled and I lost my power steering and brakes I figured cars...

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If my car is struck by lightening, what are the odds of getting electricuted?

02.01.1995

A car driven by someone I know was travelling down the highway and was struck by lightning Fire flamed up the antenna and also burned a hole in one tire The occupant was OK Would we be in any danger...

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Do car engines suffer from wind chill?

02.01.1995

I live in northeastern Iowa where the temperature can get to - and even colder with the wind chill In the parking lot at work most of my colleagues will back into the parking spaces on very cold days...

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Should Chrysler repair an engine that fails after only 22k miles?

02.01.1995

Have you ever heard of a car that had an engine breakdown after having been driven only miles and cost to repair Even if it was seven years old I have such a car a Dodge This car has had...

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