I have a question my mechanic can't seem to answer...

12.01.1992

I have a question my mechanic can't seem to answer In the right front of the engine compartment of my ' V Thunderbird the belt that turns the alternator and air pump makes an annoying whistling-whining noise When water is...

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I used to have a VW Bug My brother installed...

12.01.1992

I used to have a VW Bug My brother installed a cut off switch in it to ground out the ignition to make the car harder to hotwire I recently traded that car in for a two-door four speed Toyota...

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I have a Chevrolet Malibu In the last two months...

12.01.1992

I have a Chevrolet Malibu In the last two months I have been losing power steering fluid I have had to add fluid every two or three weeks I have been looking under the car for leaks or spots but...

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I own a car with a manual transmission My brother...

12.01.1992

I own a car with a manual transmission My brother who by the way loves reading your column claims that it is okay to shift gears in my car without pushing in the clutch It seems to me that this...

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I have been told by an automobile manufacturers certified mechanic...

12.01.1992

I have been told by an automobile manufacturers certified mechanic how to conserve on gasoline consumption He has practiced the proceedure for years and I am now following it Please confirm that this is valid When I am held up...

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I'm an old senior citizen driving an old Cadillac with...

12.01.1992

I'm an old senior citizen driving an old Cadillac with miles on it all down hill It has the original coolant and original hoses Should I change the coolant and hoses when the old boat is running like a top...

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This is a crazy question but you're used to it...

12.01.1992

This is a crazy question but you're used to it so here goes I drive an ' Mercury Sable which both my husband and I are very pleased with Of all the cars I've ever had it's my favorite However...

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I have replaced three valve cover gaskets on my Plymouth...

12.01.1992

I have replaced three valve cover gaskets on my Plymouth Caravelle in the last three years After miles or so oil starts to leak onto the motor and onto the ground Is there a fire hazard I should be worrying...

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I m a year old widow and before I die...

12.01.1992

I m a year old widow and before I die I ve got to tell you how much pleasure your column has brought to me After reading all the bad and sad news I know I can always get a...

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I own a Buick Centurion Convertible I was told that...

12.01.1992

I own a Buick Centurion Convertible I was told that there were only a limited number of these models manufactured Do you know if this information is true I have just spent money restoring this car interior body paint My...

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I have a Ford Escort After I turn off the...

12.01.1992

I have a Ford Escort After I turn off the ignition and pull out the key the car still sounds like it's running Why Carlos RAY Because it is Carlos TOM When this happens it's called dieseling because it's running...

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The steering wheel in my wife's Ford Taurus wagon has...

12.01.1992

The steering wheel in my wife's Ford Taurus wagon has a noticable amount of play The steering wheel feels loose and turning it through the dead zone causes no change in the car's direction There is about five-eighths of an...

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I've seen several letters in your column recently from people...

12.01.1992

I've seen several letters in your column recently from people whose shoulder belts cut across their necks When I bought my Ford pickup three years ago I had to figure out a way to strap in my five year old...

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I have a Toyota Camry with a six cylinder engine...

12.01.1992

I have a Toyota Camry with a six cylinder engine I am anticipating touring Montreal and Quebec with my car and am wondering about the gasoline and oil in Canada I use premium octane gas and API grade S-G motor...

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In I was driving my VW GTI across the country...

12.01.1992

In I was driving my VW GTI across the country I was moving so my car was packed At the time my car had about K on it I was driving on the interstate with the air conditioner running and...

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