I enjoy all your columns and value your opinions but...

05.01.1993

I enjoy all your columns and value your opinions but the articles that really grab my attention are the ones that concern older cars I a single self-supporting lady fast approaching retirement am the original owner of a Ford Escort...

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I had a recent experience with my Ford Taurus station...

05.01.1993

I had a recent experience with my Ford Taurus station wagon that I would like to share with you I parked overnight in an underground garage and couldn't get the car started the next morning I had to be towed...

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Please settle some confusion My husband says the term idiot...

05.01.1993

Please settle some confusion My husband says the term idiot light comes from the fact that the car is an idiot and cannot comprehend why the light is lit I say it's because people are idiots and have no idea...

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I drive a MGB yes every day When I ease...

05.01.1993

I drive a MGB yes every day When I ease off the accelerator at - mph like when I'm going downhill the car does an almost constant series of small backfires until I accelerate again The problem seems to be...

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I have a question about the oxygen sensor on my...

05.01.1993

I have a question about the oxygen sensor on my Toyota Corolla How does it work and what is its purpose John TOM That's a good question John The oxygen sensor is part of the emission control system RAY Isn't...

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I own a Jeep Cherokee with miles on it Just...

05.01.1993

I own a Jeep Cherokee with miles on it Just recently the transmission started shifting at much different speeds than it always has The change is most noticable at the shift points between second and third and between third and...

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Most of the cars I've owned have called for the...

05.01.1993

Most of the cars I've owned have called for the same tire pressure front and rear But I've always wondered why the pressure couldn't be more closely related to the weight distribution of the car For example if percent of...

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My husband and I recently moved to Switzerland from Michigan...

05.01.1993

My husband and I recently moved to Switzerland from Michigan and have brought over our Subaru GL wagon with an automatic transmission The reason for this was that a typical dented rusted Mini painted purple goes for here so you...

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I have a Volvo GL with miles on it Lately...

05.01.1993

I have a Volvo GL with miles on it Lately I've noticed that when my car is cold it sounds like a tree limb is dragging underneath it After about a mile the noise is gone The car runs great...

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I enjoy your column very much To my amazement so...

05.01.1993

I enjoy your column very much To my amazement so does my wonderful mother-in-law who is Recently she and I were talking about her car It's a one owner year old Chevy Citation with about miles on it It has...

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I have a Toyota -Runner with V engine and -speed...

05.01.1993

I have a Toyota -Runner with V engine and -speed manual transmission It has been running perfectly in both summer and winter Recently I purchased a boat and installed a hitch on the car The problem comes when I pull...

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I have been reading your wonderful column for sometime now...

05.01.1993

I have been reading your wonderful column for sometime now and finally have a problem that I think is up your alley My Subaru Justy please stifle your laughter--I love this little car was devoured by wild animals squirrels raccoons...

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I work as an engineer at one of the Big...

05.01.1993

I work as an engineer at one of the Big Three in Detroit and during a discussion with my engineering colleagues it was revealed that none of us knew what the numbers X means After debating we decided that the...

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I had the impression that x meant four-wheel drive and...

05.01.1993

I had the impression that x meant four-wheel drive and four-speed manual transmission Now I see advertise ments for x x etc What do these terms mean --Will TOM This is what we'll call automotive poetic license I always thought...

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The owner's manual for my Ford Taurus lists Fluid changes...

05.01.1993

The owner's manual for my Ford Taurus lists Fluid changes of band adjustments on a -speed overdrive automatic transaxle under items never requiring maintenance The dealer recommends that I DO have the transmission serviced every miles The Ford service hot...

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