Federal law restricts re-attaching a converter to a car.

01.01.1992

The muffler and catalytic converter on my Oldsmobile fell off due to a faulty clamp I took the car to a Midas shop where the muffler was previously installed The manager told me he couldn't re-attach the converter even though...

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Is the hot air tube even necessary?

01.01.1992

I have a Mustang which I only use during the winter in southern Arizona I took it to a local mechanic because I heard a rattle in the engine His diagnosis was hot air tube vibrating and making noise against...

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Is the head liner really necessary?

01.01.1992

I have a Cadillac four-door sedan The head liner is falling down Is there anything I can do to repair it or must I pay to an upholstery business John RAY Well John there's nothing that says you have to...

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Will a car run "better" without a catalytic converter or muffler?

01.01.1992

Forgive me for asking a purely theoretical question but I need to win a bet Will a current model American car run better without a catalytic converter or without a muffler Please understand I have no intention of removing these...

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The old "electronic brake pad dust problem."

01.01.1992

I have a Ford Tempo When I apply the brakes sometimes it causes static on the radio I know that sounds odd but my mechanic heard it while out on a test drive and ended up scratching his head He...

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The Brooklyn Bridge isn't for sale anymore.

01.01.1992

I have a Honda Prelude with four wheel disc brakes and miles The brake pads and rotors are in excellent condition and work perfectly The problem is that my parking brake is frozen from lack of use and will not...

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Automatics can't be roll started.

01.01.1992

Can a car with an automatic transmission be started in gear by rolling I had a Cadillac and the starter failed in New Hampshire at the top of the Kancamangus Highway I was tempted to roll down this great big...

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Wise Guy

01.01.1992

I am writing to expose the myth of Japanese car superiority We purchased a new Toyota Corolla in January of ' and it has just reached miles--somehow Despite changing the oil and filter every to miles and getting a major...

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Olive oil usually works for us.

01.01.1992

In December of we purchased a Camaro RS The surpentine belt on it has been squealing for a year and a half or longer We've had it replaced hoping it would cure the problem but it didn't We're out and...

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Can an old fashioned army trick revive Johan's carved discs? Find out inside.

01.01.1992

I have a Volkswagen Golf with some weird problems Maybe you can give me some advice After miles when I finally had to replace the front brakes I noticed that the discs were carved So I did the old fashioned...

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We often equate the words "maximum" and "best."

01.01.1992

The owner's manual for my ' Toyota Supra recommends p s i as optimal tire pressure in the original tires I've since replaced the tires and written right on the new tires it says maximum pressure p s i The...

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Can an old fashioned army trick revive Johan's carved discs? Find out inside.

01.01.1992

I have a Volkswagen Golf with some weird problems Maybe you can give me some advice After miles when I finally had to replace the front brakes I noticed that the discs were carved So I did the old fashioned...

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The pros and cons of a convertible: Don King vs. a Ginsu knife.

01.01.1992

Next year I am buying a new car I have been admiring the Chrysler LeBaron for some time Also I have always wanted to own a convertible I think the LeBaron convertible is a beautiful classy car Please give me...

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An old fashioned army trick to smooth carved brake discs.

01.01.1992

I have a Volkswagen Golf with some weird problems Maybe you can give me some advice After miles when I finally had to replace the front brakes I noticed that the discs were carved So I did the old fashioned...

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Just wear a hat.

01.01.1992

Next year I am buying a new car I have been admiring the Chrysler LeBaron for some time Also I have always wanted to own a convertible I think the LeBaron convertible is a beautiful classy car Please give me...

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