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I discovered your column recently and have been reading it...

02.01.1994

I discovered your column recently and have been reading it ever since There is something I have always wondered How does the oil circulate in a car Kara TOM Good question Kara It's a lot like the way...

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Recently I purchased a Chevy Astro van with miles on...

02.01.1994

Recently I purchased a Chevy Astro van with miles on it Under normal circumstances it runs fine however on two occassions things have become violent The first occasion was late last winter when I was...

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The front end of my Chevy Bel-Air shakes and shimmies...

02.01.1994

The front end of my Chevy Bel-Air shakes and shimmies violently whenever I step on the brakes lightly It stops when I step on them harder Would improper wheel balance cause this Blaine RAY Geez...

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I own a five speed Acura Legend Coupe Recently it's...

02.01.1994

I own a five speed Acura Legend Coupe Recently it's been making a disturbing noise When I put the car into Reverse then stop and put the car into first gear I hear a terrible grinding noise as I go...

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I recently bought a Lincoln Town Car with an anti-lock...

02.01.1994

I recently bought a Lincoln Town Car with an anti-lock braking system ABS I've always been told to gently pump the brake pedal when stopping on icy or slippery surfaces Should I abandon this practice...

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I have a clicking noise coming from the right rear...

02.01.1994

I have a clicking noise coming from the right rear wheel of my Datsun SX This noise comes and goes but it keeps getting worse and worse The noise always stops when I apply the brake My mechanic and...

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My Toyota Camry is an excellent car in most every...

02.01.1994

My Toyota Camry is an excellent car in most every way However about three months ago I had driven a short distance from home when all of a sudden the car developed a shimmy very much like driving on...

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After the boating season I sometimes have two to four...

01.01.1994

After the boating season I sometimes have two to four gallons of gas mixed with outboard motor oil I like to start fresh in the spring Can I run the old gas through my car if I use a gallon...

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On cold days when an engine is first started the...

01.01.1994

On cold days when an engine is first started the exhaust is visible as a white smoke Then when the engine warms up the exhaust becomes colorless Why is this John TOM Great question John My brother...

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I presently own a Plymouth Voyager During the spring of...

01.01.1994

I presently own a Plymouth Voyager During the spring of I noticed what appeared to be tiny orange rust-like blemishes all over the body I took it to a local dealership and after a quick inspection it...

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