There's no cheap way out!

09.01.1991

My Continental has only miles on it and looks brand new The problem is that it leaks oil Is there something that can be added to the oil to stop this leak Oliver RAY We like bananas Oliver they work...

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What to do with a temperamental horn...

09.01.1991

I have a very temperamental horn in my Plymouth Horizon When I need it most the horn just will not blow All I get is a clicking sound under the dashboard Then at times if I'm only testing it it...

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New tires are what you need...

09.01.1991

I recently rotated the tires on my car and afterward found that my steering wheel vibrated excessively at higher speeds To test the possibility that the vibration was due to the tires I switched the two front tires from my...

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Seven timing belts in seven years...

09.01.1991

I read a recent column of yours in which you said that most timing belts are expected to last miles Help I own a Toyota Camry and I've had to replace my timing belt ANNUALLY My car now has miles...

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Hoping for the doomsday answer...

09.01.1991

My ' Volare station wagon has a problem Gasoline is getting into the oil Before I spend a fortune trying to fix it could you please tell me what might be causing it Bobbie RAY We have bad news Bobbie...

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Changing oil is not brain surgery.

09.01.1991

My friend and I had an argument about our new cars I get my oil changes and tune-ups done by a professional My friend does it himself to save money and says I'm wasting money having someone else do it...

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Even my brother could handle this one, Grace.

09.01.1991

The speedometer needle on my ' Pontiac Gran Lemans jumps all over the place The car has miles on it This seems to be an intermittent thing so I've been hesitant to take it to my mechanic Will this be...

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The nature of the beast.

09.01.1991

I read with interest your recent advice against shifting from Drive to Neutral with automatic transmissions My problem is that there is a very noticeable vibration in the car when I'm stopped at a light and the car is idling...

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Putting the miles on someone else's car...

09.01.1991

I read your recent column from someone named Heather She was trying to decide whether she should drive to New Orleans or fly to New Orleans I thought you and your readers might be interested in our solution to a...

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Not Chevrolet's finest moment:

09.01.1991

The company I went to work for in GAVE me a Chevrolet Caprice Classic V- I drive only miles a year and for the last years this car has given me very little trouble However in the past year everything...

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The benefits of headlights during the day...

09.01.1991

I enjoy your column very much My question is trivial but it bothers me Any explanation for having your headlights on in daylight in dry weather I see this fairly often on expressways or highways I don't see a need...

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All you need is a flexible spark plug wrench.

09.01.1991

I want to change the spark plugs on my wife's Chevy Beretta with a liter V engine From the estimates we've received this is a fairly expensive job We were told that to get at the three back plugs the...

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And people wonder why the automotive industry has a reputation for being sleazy.

09.01.1991

When I brought my Toyota Tercel in for an oil change a minor oil leak was discovered The oil-change place wants me to leave my car there all day to do a series of tests to find out where the...

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The perfect-looking car: A Saturn.

09.01.1991

I would like your comments on the Saturn automobile Three or four times I have seen what I thought was the perfect looking car Each time it turned out to be a Saturn It has that sporty look I like...

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Glove compartment protocol.

09.01.1991

Does federal law require that glove compartments be designed so that the contents spill out onto the floor whenever the glove box door is opened Or is that a state or local ordinance Harold RAY Good question Harold We called...

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