On cold days when an engine is first started the...

01.01.1994

On cold days when an engine is first started the exhaust is visible as a white smoke Then when the engine warms up the exhaust becomes colorless Why is this John TOM Great question John My brother happens to be...

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My Infiniti G recently would not start and was towed...

01.01.1994

My Infiniti G recently would not start and was towed to my Infiniti dealer When I went to pick it up I was told that I was miles overdue on my oil change the dealer recommends changes every miles They...

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I never miss your column I have a problem with...

01.01.1994

I never miss your column I have a problem with my ' Eldorado Cadillac It starts up on the coldest days but when I take it for a drive and then turn off the motor to go shopping it won't...

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I just purchased a Mitsubishi Mirage The owner's manual is...

01.01.1994

I just purchased a Mitsubishi Mirage The owner's manual is missing Can you give me any information about how to get another manual Edwin TOM We're still trying to figure out where old owner's manuals go Ed I mean have...

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There is a clunking sound when my husband takes his...

01.01.1994

There is a clunking sound when my husband takes his foot off the brake pedal on our Lincoln Town Car He says Don't worry But I do What do you think Angie RAY I think you're right to worry Angie...

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My Acura Legend has about miles on it I still...

01.01.1994

My Acura Legend has about miles on it I still love the car but there is one problem In wet weather with the cruise control on the gas pedal begins to move up and down as if an invisible foot...

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A few days ago I was driving home in rush-hour...

01.01.1994

A few days ago I was driving home in rush-hour traffic heading down into a nearby canyon when my previously reliable Olds Delta suddenly roared and the engine started racing It speeded off on its own free will carrying me...

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My husband gets very upset with me if when changing...

01.01.1994

My husband gets very upset with me if when changing lanes I pull the turn indicator lever into the full on position necessitating manually turning it to the off position after the lane change He says this severely damages the...

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The speedometer on my ' Toyota Camry is calibrated up...

01.01.1994

The speedometer on my ' Toyota Camry is calibrated up to mph Is this because a it is really capable of going mph b it provides for a nice symmetrical layout with mph being straight up at the top c...

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I own a -speed Toyota Tercel with miles I took...

01.01.1994

I own a -speed Toyota Tercel with miles I took it in for inspection last fall and it failed The mechanic said the two A frames to the rear wheels had rusted out He also told me Toyota had a...

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After the boating season I sometimes have two to four...

01.01.1994

After the boating season I sometimes have two to four gallons of gas mixed with outboard motor oil I like to start fresh in the spring Can I run the old gas through my car if I use a gallon...

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I presently own a Plymouth Voyager During the spring of...

01.01.1994

I presently own a Plymouth Voyager During the spring of I noticed what appeared to be tiny orange rust-like blemishes all over the body I took it to a local dealership and after a quick inspection it was determined that...

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I have purchased a Camaro hatchback with an eight cylinder...

01.01.1994

I have purchased a Camaro hatchback with an eight cylinder engine and rear wheel drive I have been advised that this car will be difficult to drive on slippery winter roads unless additional weight is carried in the back seat...

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