I love your column and have a problem I have...

11.01.1995

I love your column and have a problem I have an wagon with wooden spokes and wheels And gol darn it if the fifth spoke on the right rear wheel ain't always breaking Seems every time I go over a...

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On my ' Olds Cutlass Supreme my voltmeter gauge always...

11.01.1995

On my ' Olds Cutlass Supreme my voltmeter gauge always reads a little shy of volts When I turn on the air conditioning the gauge dips down almost to the red area--about volts Is this something I should be concerned...

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My father and mother are constantly arguing about whether it...

11.01.1995

My father and mother are constantly arguing about whether it is right to put the car in Neutral sometimes My father drives an automatic car and when he goes down a hill or is ready to stop he puts the...

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Help I need it Your advice is imperative because of...

11.01.1995

Help I need it Your advice is imperative because of my husband's recent death I plan to downsize Can you help me At present I have a large car too big for me a Lincoln I'm thinking of a car...

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I drive a Ford Escort with automatic transmission We live...

11.01.1995

I drive a Ford Escort with automatic transmission We live on a mountain Should I shift down to nd gear when going down a steep grade When coming up My husband advises me to do so But if it's a...

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Now for a dumb blonde question I deliver from to...

11.01.1995

Now for a dumb blonde question I deliver from to meals once or twice a week for my town's Meals on Wheels program Each stop takes from seconds to a minute except for one that requires five minutes for three...

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A friend of mine said you recently came out with...

11.01.1995

A friend of mine said you recently came out with a tape of the funniest calls you've gotten on your radio show Can you tell me where I can get a copy for my dad Melanie TOM I'm sorry Melanie...

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I specialize in old Hondas and have had remarkably good...

11.01.1995

I specialize in old Hondas and have had remarkably good fortune with a ' Civic hatchback the Yellow Peril and an ' Civic station wagon Both are on their second engines I put an Accord engine in the ' Civic...

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I have a Chevrolet Lumina with miles Last Monday the...

11.01.1995

I have a Chevrolet Lumina with miles Last Monday the car started fine when I drove to work but when I went to go home it would not start It cranked away but would not fire up I had the...

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I have a Honda Accord equipped with Michelin tires Recently...

11.01.1995

I have a Honda Accord equipped with Michelin tires Recently someone not ME of course caught the left rear tire on a curb and raised a boo-boo about three inches long by two inches wide on the sidewall We were...

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I recently purchased a Chevy Biscayne The gas tank was...

11.01.1995

I recently purchased a Chevy Biscayne The gas tank was leaking and couldn't be patched so I took it out When I removed the tank it sounded like marbles were rolling around in there I tipped it upside down and...

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Blondes Prefer Red and Other Automotive Theories

11.01.1995

Patrick's wife has some pretty interesting theories about cars and drivers. Will Tom and Ray side with Patrick's wife? And what do women named "Donna" have to do with it? Find out right here.

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Back years ago the average V had horsepower ratings My...

11.01.1995

Back years ago the average V had horsepower ratings My ' AMC Javelin which had a small V had horsepower In the s cars with anything over hp are considered high performance hp back in the s would be considered...

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Our car was involved in an accident while parked on...

11.01.1995

Our car was involved in an accident while parked on a street It was pushed about feet while locked in Park Since then our transmission hasn't been the same It is slowly getting worse It winds out and slips a...

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I read your great pamphlet Ways you May Be Ruining...

11.01.1995

I read your great pamphlet Ways you May Be Ruining Your Car Without Knowing It I noticed you didn't say anything about synthetic pre-lubricants like Slick I've seen this stuff advertised They say it's supposed to stay on wearing surfaces...

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