My work vehicle is a Chevy G- van with a...

06.01.1995

My work vehicle is a Chevy G- van with a engine My problem is that I keep burning up alternator belts If I turn on the headlights or AC I'm likely to smoke the belt It's as if the alternator...

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We took our van for a routine oil change and...

06.01.1995

We took our van for a routine oil change and when we got it home it was leaking around the oil plug We called the shop took it back they drained the oil put on a new drain plug gasket...

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Last week I had one of the most frightening experiences...

06.01.1995

Last week I had one of the most frightening experiences of my life I was driving my Toyota Camry wagon on the freeway when it suddenly started losing speed even though the engine was still running I had been going...

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I have a Chevrolet Impala with a cubic inch engine...

06.01.1995

I have a Chevrolet Impala with a cubic inch engine and a four barrel carburetor Can you give me any suggestions on how to increase my gas mileage It's currently eight miles per gallon in the city and on the...

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Do you have any good ideas on when and if...

06.01.1995

Do you have any good ideas on when and if shock absorbers should be replaced Those guys who sell and install them say now Various mechanics I have questioned shrug The ride in my car seems fine What do you...

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Nothing personal but you are my last resort I have...

06.01.1995

Nothing personal but you are my last resort I have a Ford Falcon and when I hit the brakes eight out of ten times it pulls severely to the right Often it will pull to the right first and then...

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I'm writing to your cozy wing research department with an...

06.01.1995

I'm writing to your cozy wing research department with an answer I read in your column that you were trying to find out what cozy wings were The cozy wing is the small crank out window on older cars The...

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I need your advice My kids are gone and my...

06.01.1995

I need your advice My kids are gone and my wife has a nice late model Toyota Camry she loves Problem My dream car has always been the Mercedes two door convertible A new SL at is out of the...

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I am an owner of a Ford Crown Victoria which...

06.01.1995

I am an owner of a Ford Crown Victoria which I purchased new I've not encountered any problems in the miles I've driven it Lo and behold when I had my oil changed a couple of weeks ago I was...

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I have a problem with my Dodge Dakota When I...

06.01.1995

I have a problem with my Dodge Dakota When I shift into D the transmission does not engage The problem is intermittent and I have no way of making it happen Each time this failure occurs I shift back to...

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I have a GMC pickup with a V engine and...

06.01.1995

I have a GMC pickup with a V engine and automatic transmission It is in excellent shape with approximately miles on it Recently each time I step on the gas pedal a little extra hard for passing the windshield wipers...

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You are both too young and handsome to know much...

06.01.1995

You are both too young and handsome to know much about the car I drive But I realize that after hearing you and reading you that you are very resourceful I also know you will not smirk at my lovely...

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We have a Mercury Sable without anti lock brakes When...

06.01.1995

We have a Mercury Sable without anti lock brakes When the brakes are applied going forward or backwards it sounds like there are bowling balls rolling around in the trunk My husband mentioned it to the mechanic but nothing was...

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I never fail to read your column and I am...

06.01.1995

I never fail to read your column and I am simply amazed by your knowledge I guess that's why I find it hard to believe that you don't know what Cosy Wings are They are one of two things First...

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For twenty-odd years I have driven older cars including my...

06.01.1995

For twenty-odd years I have driven older cars including my ' Toyota Corolla station wagon that now has miles Perhaps that is why I am single Anyhow since I like outdoor activities I have decided to keep my reliable and...

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