Could you give a general diagnosis of a problem by...

03.01.1993

Could you give a general diagnosis of a problem by the color amount thickness or odor of the fluids you find on your garage floor For instance a small amount of greenish liquid I see under my car might mean...

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We drive a Ford Aerostar minivan The gear shift is...

03.01.1993

We drive a Ford Aerostar minivan The gear shift is on the floor between the driver and the passenger seat It's an automatic transmission The problem is my husband drives when we go through the mountains and he likes to...

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Why does cruise control have an extra on-off button on...

03.01.1993

Why does cruise control have an extra on-off button on the dash Is there any damage caused by leaving that switch on all the time and using the switch on the stalk to turn the cruise on and off Tony...

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I really enjoy reading your col umn and thank you...

03.01.1993

I really enjoy reading your col umn and thank you for the valuable information which I share with other family mem bers I have a question I don't think you've ever answered It seems that our fuel gauge reg isters...

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Why don't starters have a safety feature on them which...

03.01.1993

Why don't starters have a safety feature on them which would prevent them from engaging once the engine is already started It seems to me that this feature would be fairly easy to implement I'm convinced that I ruined the...

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I own a Ford Escort Recently the car overheated due...

03.01.1993

I own a Ford Escort Recently the car overheated due to a faulty fan relay The car had only miles on it and now I need a new engine In the future I was wondering if it would be a...

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My car is a Toyota Tercel The problem is that...

03.01.1993

My car is a Toyota Tercel The problem is that last June the car wouldn't start So the local gas station replaced the distributor Then the same thing happened in September November and January The last three times the distributor...

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I need help with a car problem It's a Chevy...

03.01.1993

I need help with a car problem It's a Chevy Impala with a V- The automatic transmission has been leaking a quart of fluid a week for about six months The problem is that the engine oil keeps going up...

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Please resolve an ongoing discussion in our home Should the...

03.01.1993

Please resolve an ongoing discussion in our home Should the air conditioner be turned off when you shut off the engine My theory is that if you turn off the a c when you start the car it won't cause...

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I'm a real troubled man I have a lemon and...

03.01.1993

I'm a real troubled man I have a lemon and an angry wife I just bought a used ' Dodge Caravan liter with automatic transmission for my wife and twin boys My wife noticed that the engine often stalls in...

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I love your column and I have two questions If...

03.01.1993

I love your column and I have two questions If you're sitting in the drivers seat in a parking lot with the engine off and you're hit head on will the airbag activate How can I check my seat belt...

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My Camry is coming up on miles Anything special I...

03.01.1993

My Camry is coming up on miles Anything special I need to do Joyce TOM Not really Joyce We've seen plenty of Camrys go past miles We've seen 'em go to even RAY Actually Joyce the one thing you should...

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I recently purchased a black Dodge Stealth which I believe...

03.01.1993

I recently purchased a black Dodge Stealth which I believe to be one of the finest cars on the road I have taken a lot of flack from my friends about black cars being hotter than white cars I personally...

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I am confused about the meaning of the term liters...

03.01.1993

I am confused about the meaning of the term liters What does it mean Is a high liter rating better than a low one My car says liters Frank RAY Well there are several types of liters Frank There's the...

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Both of my cars recommend octane unleaded gas which is...

03.01.1993

Both of my cars recommend octane unleaded gas which is readily available where I live But sometimes on the road regular unleaded is octane premium unleaded is and there's no available I've noticed this especially in parts of Utah and...

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