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Who knew there were so many definitions of "cozy wings" out there?!

06.01.1995

I never fail to read your column and I am simply amazed by your knowledge I guess that's why I find it hard to believe that you don't know what Cosy Wings are They are one of two things First...

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What could be causing this battery to lose its charge?

06.01.1995

Boy do I hope you can answer my question We have a Chevy Open Road Van that keeps wearing down the battery We have had the camper to two different vehicle electrical shops and they told us all we...

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Michael weighs in on how a reader's car fire could have been prevented.

06.01.1995

You recently answered a question about a car fire started by an automotive cigarette lighter that did not pop out You suggested the fire could possibly have been prevented by a fuse blow This is not...

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How do I know when it's time to replace my shock absorbers?

06.01.1995

Do you have any good ideas on when and if shock absorbers should be replaced Those guys who sell and install them say now Various mechanics I have questioned shrug The ride in my car seems fine What...

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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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