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Is shifting at 1,800 rpm damaging my Mustang? What about 3,000 rpm?

02.01.1993

When my husband drives my V- Mustang he shifts at about rpm I prefer taking it up to about rpm before shifting He says what he does is easier on the car which is probably true But I says it...

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Tom and Ray disagree about two-footed driving.

02.01.1993

Boy did you guys blow it with your answer about two foot driving You told an older reader it was OK to use his left foot for braking and his right foot for accelerating on a car with automatic...

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It's time for a new seatbelt mechanism, Eva.

02.01.1993

We own a Subaru GL hatchback It has been very reliable but has an annoying and dangerous idiosyncrasy Since the car was about a year old the seatbelt has stuck about three times a year When I take it...

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Brake a little harder to eliminate that squeak?

02.01.1993

I have the most expensive car I have ever owned a Acura Legend The problem is the brakes squeak Time after time I take it in they remove the glaze on the brakes wash the car and give it back...

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What could cause a catalytic converter to clog?

02.01.1993

I have a Thunderbird with approximately miles on it I was driving on the expressway going about mph when I pressed on the gas pedal and lost power I had the car towed and my mechanic told me I needed...

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Converting drum brakes to disc brakes.

01.01.1993

I own a ' Ford Mustang that has the old drum brakes I need to convert the old brakes to disc brakes but I have not been able to find a mechanic who's willing to do the work Do you...

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Your wheel might be bent but if your front end is wiggling, get it checked out immediately.

01.01.1993

My Pontiac bought new has been a great car and currently has miles on it At miles it began to wiggle as if a tire or tires were out of balance New tires purchased with balancing and alignment didn't...

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Accelerator pedal is howling, and we might know what's causing it!

01.01.1993

I have a Oldsmobile Regency Brougham When driving in a very heavy rain storm suddenly a loud roar howling sound is heard If I press down on the accelerator pedal the sound becomes louder but when I...

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Is "posi-traction" just another name for "limited slip differential"?

01.01.1993

I called two Chevy dealers and one four-wheel-drive specialist and got three different answers Then I talked with my boyfriend who happens to be very mechanically inclined and that was the icing on...

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Will a rebuilt engine that is too tight ever loosen up, or does it need another rebuild?

01.01.1993

I recently had my cubic inch Ford V totally rebuilt using sixty thousandths over sized pistons A new water pump and a new oversized heavy duty radiator were in stalled After installation there has...

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