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Do new cars need additional rust-proofing these days?

06.01.1995

I recently purchased a Dodge Neon When I was shopping several salesmen told me that the car did not need rustproofing because it came from the factory already rustproofed But when I actually bought...

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Is there a "safe" way to stop an out-of-control vehicle with a stuck accelerator pedal?

05.01.1995

A tragic accident happened this past spring in the Denver area A woman was driving a U-Haul truck on the interstate when the accelerator stuck in the full open position She fought it for a mile...

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Do these 12 year old tires have any wear left in them?

05.01.1995

My mom has a set of tires with only miles on them But these tires are years old The car is driven about once a month Are the tires safe John TOM Probably As long as there's no cracking on...

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If these GM cars are fuel injected, why do I see a carburetor on their engines?

05.01.1995

I'm confused about fuel injection on GM cars and trucks I've noticed that the V and Cadillac V engines are fuel injected but the V trucks are not They call them electronically fuel injected but there...

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Should I fix this leak or just plan on investing more in motor oil?

05.01.1995

I love your column for its laughs and straight ahead information I have a VW Scirocco with miles Recently it started burning a quart of oil every miles My mechanic checked it for leaks and did a...

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Any idea what "LX, DX, GT, LS, LE", etc. mean when car shopping?

05.01.1995

I'm going to buy my first car ever Many dealer salesmen talked a lot about LX DX GT LS LE etc All of these letters confuse me I consulted some car books but I got no help Help please Cory...

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Was this turn signal's miraculous recovery down to patience?

05.01.1995

Have you ever had to re-teach a car to do something it forgot how to do Surprisingly enough it happened to me and all it required was time and patience I have a El Camino with miles About a month...

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Fact or fiction: One should never mix motor oils?

05.01.1995

I have tried to maintain my own cars for about years Now about all I can do is change the oil and I'm even having second thoughts about that One of the first things I was told was NEVER to...

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I think you missed part of the boat in your...

05.01.1995

I think you missed part of the boat in your reply to Confused in NJ Her cross-dresser boyfriend was going into the ladies room when she confronted him I don't know about you but all the women I...

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Any suggestions to keep my car from "dieseling"?

05.01.1995

My car engine does not always turn off immediately It diesels My cousin suggests turning the key off while the car is in Drive or Reverse Should I do it Bill TOM You can do it Bill But you might...

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