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I have four wheels on my rear axle -- is that just as good as 4-wheel drive?

05.01.1995

Please settle an argument in which I am embroiled My Dodge-chassis motorhome has dual rear wheels side by side I maintain that I thus have a four wheel drive vehicle in effect with as much traction...

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The wind chill factor: not just for humans.

05.01.1995

I have a friend with a Honda Prelude This past winter on the coldest night of the year she forgot to put her car in the garage They were also predicting extremely low wind chill temperatures I told...

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Sometimes car advice is worth what you pay for.

05.01.1995

I read your column every week--why I don t know And I have to admit to a little envy I d love to get paid you do get paid don t you for writing smart aleck answers to really dumb...

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Why would the exact same car call for gasoline with a different octane reading in Canada?

05.01.1995

My husband and I rewarded ourselves with a Lexus GS for our th wedding anniversary The owners manual calls for premium gasoline But my husband has a question The same car in Canada does not require...

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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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