My wife has a Bronco II X with manually locking...

11.01.1994

My wife has a Bronco II X with manually locking hubs I say it's all right to leave the hubs locked even though the four wheel drive is not engaged This is for short drives of less than miles It's...

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Everytime I get out of my VW Jetta I get...

11.01.1994

Everytime I get out of my VW Jetta I get zapped when I touch any part of the car's body Is there anything I can do about this annoying problem How long must I suffer Bernie TOM Gee Bernie that's...

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I am the original owner of a Yugo The car...

11.01.1994

I am the original owner of a Yugo The car has miles on it It seems that ever since the first six months of ownership I've been nickel and dimed to death by this thing Now my mechanic tells me...

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There's been all this hype about anti-lock brakes I understand...

11.01.1994

There's been all this hype about anti-lock brakes I understand that they pump themselves automatically to prevent the tires from locking up When I'm driving on slippery roads with anti-lock brakes do I still need to pump the pedal myself...

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My friend Ralph not his real name he's a little...

11.01.1994

My friend Ralph not his real name he's a little sensitive about this had a problem with his ' Chevy Cavalier RS the other day When Ralph and his wife arrived at the parking garage -- their jobs are in...

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I own a Toyota pick up with factory air conditioning...

11.01.1994

I own a Toyota pick up with factory air conditioning Often it is too hot to go without the AC but not hot enough to keep it on for more than a few minutes The air blowing out is just...

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Our Chevy Lumina mini-van has an electrical problem The interior...

11.01.1994

Our Chevy Lumina mini-van has an electrical problem The interior lights have a main switch up front on the ceiling--between the front seats The switch was replaced Since then the fuse continually shorts out causing the interior lights and the...

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I get upset with my wife when she leaves windshield...

11.01.1994

I get upset with my wife when she leaves windshield wipers and heater or air conditioner switches in the on position when she turns off the ignition The wipers are often stopped in their tracks in the middle of the...

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I have a disturbing problem I own a Buick Roadmaster...

11.01.1994

I have a disturbing problem I own a Buick Roadmaster Recently the Service Engine Soon light came on I went back to the dealer who sold me the car They couldn't take care of me right away so the car...

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HELP I am a semi-helpless female and the original owner...

11.01.1994

HELP I am a semi-helpless female and the original owner of a Toyota Corolla It has miles on it and I want it to last The owner's manual says it's time to replace the timing belt Nooooo problem --- right...

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In your columns on the vices virtues of allowing a...

11.01.1994

In your columns on the vices virtues of allowing a car to warm up on a cold morning I don't recall you discussing the use of an engine pre-heater With the cold winters where I live in Montana many cars...

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When you want to use a throw-away example of a...

11.01.1994

When you want to use a throw-away example of a really BAD car you always say my brother's ' Dodge Dart In your serious opinion if you have such is that really the worst car ever How about those little...

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After reading your article about the difficulty of removing rusty...

11.01.1994

After reading your article about the difficulty of removing rusty wheels I thought you might like to know the easiest way This method only works if the tires hold air and the car will run Find a large empty asphalt...

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I read your column every week and really enjoy it...

11.01.1994

I read your column every week and really enjoy it Being single I try to keep up with car care as cheaply as possible Here's my current problem I accidentally glued my rearview mirror button on the front windshield with...

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Does it harm a vehicle to leave the wheels turned...

11.01.1994

Does it harm a vehicle to leave the wheels turned while parked or should the front wheels align with the rear wheels Also when trying to get the car out of a tight spot does it wear out the tires...

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