The question everybody's asking...

03.01.1992

My wife and I need you to resolve a disagreement we're having When we get into our ' Dodge Caravan on a cold morning my wife wants me to turn on the heater immediately She says that way the inside...

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What is a transmission tune-up?

03.01.1992

I often see specials for transmission tune-ups What is a transmission tune-up is it necessary and what is a fair price Danny TOM A transmission tune-up--also known as a trans mission service--usually involves changing the transmission fluid filter and gasket...

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What is a transmission tune-up?

03.01.1992

I often see specials for transmission tune-ups What is a transmission tune-up is it necessary and what is a fair price Danny TOM A transmission tune-up--also known as a trans mission service--usually involves changing the transmission fluid filter and gasket...

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Where is the water coming from?

03.01.1992

I have an ' Toyota Camry LE I bought it used with miles on it My problem is small but aggravating Inside the trunk on the left hand side in the well next to the tires water accumulates when it...

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Nouns of assembly.

03.01.1992

of recycling we thought we'd share something with you that our radio listeners have been playing with lately RAY We've been asking them to come up with something called nouns of assembly TOM What are nouns of assem bly you...

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Just clobber the wheels!

03.01.1992

My girlfriend has a ' Mercury Cougar The rear rims have seized to the hubs The car was even driven with the lug nuts loose but the wheels still wouldn't come off The local Mercury dealer refuses to work on...

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How to divide the costs of a road trip:

03.01.1992

Recently my wife two of her sisters and I drove from Wisconsin to Oregon to visit their brother Before leaving the two sisters said they would buy all of the gas which they did I know this is not a...

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You can not only feel the jerk...if you look in the driver's seat, you can see him, too.

03.01.1992

We have a car with an automatic transmission My husband has several habits I'd like you to comment on While backing out of a parking space he'll shift the car from Reverse to Drive before coming to a complete stop...

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Is it OK to drive a car without the camshaft?

03.01.1992

I have an ' Buick Somerset Regal and I was told that my camshaft has to be replaced at a cost of Is it OK to drive the car without replacing the camshaft or is it dangerous That's a lot...

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What useful function does the ingnition button serve?

03.01.1992

Whenever I rent a car that has a button that must be pushed before the ignition key can be released I become curious What useful function does this button serve Jan TOM Good question Jan I don't think it serves...

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When my brother turned 50, he started to rattle, too.

03.01.1992

I have a horrible metallic rattling noise coming from my right front wheel area on a th anniversary Nissan ZX Whenever I hit the slightest of road irregularities it will sound off until the road smoothes out It happens in...

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When the oil light comes on, stop the engine immediately.

03.01.1992

First of all you have a great column It's thoroughly enjoyable even for a mechanical nerd like myself Here's my problem My son has a four-wheel drive Ford Tempo which he took to a local service station for an oil...

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I bought a new Ford F- pick up truck When...

03.01.1992

I bought a new Ford F- pick up truck When I got it home I checked the dip stick and it was one inch over the full mark I took it back to the dealer and talked to the service...

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This is a clear case of testosterone poisoning.

03.01.1992

My brother-in-law has a male superiority problem about driving and we have a long-standing argument concerning down-shifting standard shift cars when approaching a stop I don't down shift I was taught otherwise My brother-in-law however says I'm stupid and I...

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Is it OK to overfill the crankcase?

03.01.1992

I bought a new Ford F- pick up truck When I got it home I checked the dip stick and it was one inch over the full mark I took it back to the dealer and talked to the service...

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