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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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My Acura Legend has about miles on it I still...

01.01.1994

My Acura Legend has about miles on it I still love the car but there is one problem In wet weather with the cruise control on the gas pedal begins to move up and down as if an invisible foot...

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A few days ago I was driving home in rush-hour...

01.01.1994

A few days ago I was driving home in rush-hour traffic heading down into a nearby canyon when my previously reliable Olds Delta suddenly roared and the engine started racing It speeded off on its own...

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My husband gets very upset with me if when changing...

01.01.1994

My husband gets very upset with me if when changing lanes I pull the turn indicator lever into the full on position necessitating manually turning it to the off position after the lane change He says...

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The speedometer on my ' Toyota Camry is calibrated up...

01.01.1994

The speedometer on my ' Toyota Camry is calibrated up to mph Is this because a it is really capable of going mph b it provides for a nice symmetrical layout with mph being straight up at the top c...

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I own a -speed Toyota Tercel with miles I took...

01.01.1994

I own a -speed Toyota Tercel with miles I took it in for inspection last fall and it failed The mechanic said the two A frames to the rear wheels had rusted out He also told me Toyota had a...

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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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