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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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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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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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Could a fluid change be responsible for a total transmission failure?

06.01.1995

Last week I had one of the most frightening experiences of my life I was driving my Toyota Camry wagon on the freeway when it suddenly started losing speed even though the engine was still running I...

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Get those bowling ball noises checked out while your car is still under warranty!

06.01.1995

We have a Mercury Sable without anti lock brakes When the brakes are applied going forward or backwards it sounds like there are bowling balls rolling around in the trunk My husband mentioned it to...

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Any tips for better fuel economy?

06.01.1995

I have a Chevrolet Impala with a cubic inch engine and a four barrel carburetor Can you give me any suggestions on how to increase my gas mileage It's currently eight miles per gallon in the city and...

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I'm looking to upgrade from my Toyota Corolla wagon. What do you guys suggest?

06.01.1995

For twenty-odd years I have driven older cars including my ' Toyota Corolla station wagon that now has miles Perhaps that is why I am single Anyhow since I like outdoor activities I have decided to...

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