I recently bought an ' Suzuki Samarai It was a...

04.01.1996

I recently bought an ' Suzuki Samarai It was a good value runs well and looks great However it is really under powered for some of the driving I have to do and quite unstable at times Is there anything...

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I recently purchased a product called Echo Guard with a...

04.01.1996

I recently purchased a product called Echo Guard with a new-car purchase The product is supposed to substitute for normal undercoating and rustproofing It theoretically prevents rust from developing on all metal surfaces by replacing the electrons lost due to...

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I have a Buick Somerset Everytime the coolant gauge reaches...

04.01.1996

I have a Buick Somerset Everytime the coolant gauge reaches the mid point between cold and hot the oil light comes on If I then stop and turn off the car it won't restart Meanwhile the temperature gauge continues to...

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I have a ' Ford motor home with a engine...

04.01.1996

I have a ' Ford motor home with a engine I have replaced the timing chain and gears with new steel gears and a new chain After I had put it back together I realized that I had left out...

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The rocker panel covers fell off my ' Camry and...

04.01.1996

The rocker panel covers fell off my ' Camry and cost to replace Each black strip which runs between the wheel wells is a thin membrane of rubber around a piece of ungalvanized steel When the supporting strip rusts to...

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It's this neighbor of mine see The guy always makes...

04.01.1996

It's this neighbor of mine see The guy always makes wild statements after we put a can of beer in his hands This time he was after the snow chain manufacturers claiming they make a bundle unnecessarily because a regular...

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My name is James and I'm nine years old My...

04.01.1996

My name is James and I'm nine years old My father has a Jaguar XJ Vanden Plas He got a tape stuck in the tape player and he can't get it out It is a Philips tape player I am...

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I made a huge mistake My car was running rough...

04.01.1996

I made a huge mistake My car was running rough so I used a coupon to get a tuneup for my ' Toyota I walked out poorer with a diagnostic tuneup an induction service and a car that was still...

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Annually Consumer Reports JD Power and others poll owners of...

04.01.1996

Annually Consumer Reports JD Power and others poll owners of new cars to check on customer satisfaction for the first year of ownership Then they rate the cars accordingly But what about the second and following years It seems to...

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I have gas in the oil of my Olds Cutlass...

04.01.1996

I have gas in the oil of my Olds Cutlass Is it possible that a bad distributor is causing this -- Greg RAY Is it possible that space aliens were responsible for the Iran-Contra affair Sure But it's not very...

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I just bought a four-cylinder Plymouth Acclaim The salesman told...

04.01.1996

I just bought a four-cylinder Plymouth Acclaim The salesman told me to put the temperature controls on air-conditioning in the winter when I want heat instead of on the heat setting He says that I'll get just as much heat...

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Both of our cars have trip odometers which we always...

04.01.1996

Both of our cars have trip odometers which we always forget to reset when starting out on a trip -- or when we just want to measure the distance from point A to point B My husband insists that we...

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I have an Honda with miles One fall morning I...

04.01.1996

I have an Honda with miles One fall morning I started to go to work and the brake pedal was as hard as a brick The brakes still worked if I stood on the pedal then after a couple of...

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I own a vehicle that has power steering A few...

04.01.1996

I own a vehicle that has power steering A few of my friends while driving my vehicle get into situations that require them to turn the steering wheel until it can't be turned anymore But they insist on trying to...

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My Renault Alliance -liter has more power in Reverse than...

04.01.1996

My Renault Alliance -liter has more power in Reverse than in Drive What can I do to stop the sluggishness when starting from a stopped position -- Ariel RAY The truth is most cars feel zippy in Reverse because the...

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