We really enjoy your column Our car is a Honda...

05.01.1996

We really enjoy your column Our car is a Honda Accord Our service man tells us that we would get better mileage as well as a cleaner engine if we use unleaded premium gas instead of the recommended -- and...

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Thanks for your irreverent and uplifting oily and greasy advice...

05.01.1996

Thanks for your irreverent and uplifting oily and greasy advice My question is one of timing Timing belts that is I have an Acura Legend four-door midnight blue with miles I have received three different opinions about changing the timing...

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own a Ford Escort with miles In several weeks we...

05.01.1996

own a Ford Escort with miles In several weeks we plan to trade in the Escort for a brand-new Windstar van When Goose the salesman test-drove the Escort he said the fuel pump was making noises and needed to be...

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In I bought a new Chrysler Cordoba with a Lean...

05.01.1996

In I bought a new Chrysler Cordoba with a Lean Burn engine Routine maintenance has always been adhered to and the car has never given me a problem until about years ago when during wet weather the car started to...

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The local mechanics think I'm crazy My Chevy Beretta with...

05.01.1996

The local mechanics think I'm crazy My Chevy Beretta with a V- engine and automatic transmission doesn't idle correctly and I believe it is an electrical problem Here's why Until one day last week the car was perfect in every...

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Dodge Dakota and whenever I leave the truck I get...

05.01.1996

Dodge Dakota and whenever I leave the truck I get a shock when I touch the door This is really starting to tick me off Other than wearing a rubber suit and gloves what can I do -- Duke RAY...

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The other day my kids had a helium-filled balloon in...

05.01.1996

The other day my kids had a helium-filled balloon in the car Whenever I stepped on the brakes all the passengers were pushed forward but the helium filled balloon went backwards Why is this -- Jeff TOM Great question Jeff...

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The radiator on my Mercury Marquis with miles needed replacing...

05.01.1996

The radiator on my Mercury Marquis with miles needed replacing and much to my surprise it was plastic It was a bigger surprise when a new one cost plus labor Please give me your opinion on plastic radiators Is Ford...

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I have a brother-in-law who is neurotic He thinks that...

05.01.1996

I have a brother-in-law who is neurotic He thinks that if you drive on the highway for an hour you have to let the car idle for half an hour with the hood up when you get to your destination...

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I make a religion out of keeping my vehicles for...

05.01.1996

I make a religion out of keeping my vehicles for at least years and miles but I've lost faith in my Nissan Stanza automatic wagon with It has lost more and more power over the years Now it can't even...

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My question is about speed control I use mine for...

05.01.1996

My question is about speed control I use mine for just that to avoid getting speeding tickets I use my speed control in speed-limited areas like when I have to drive or mph Will my cruise-control switch wear out Should...

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I have recently purchased a Honda CRX which I love...

05.01.1996

I have recently purchased a Honda CRX which I love so far The only problem that I have encountered is that the headlights seem to have collected moisture which beads up on the inside of the lenses I was wondering...

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The radiator on my Mercury Marquis with miles needed replacing...

05.01.1996

The radiator on my Mercury Marquis with miles needed replacing and much to my surprise it was plastic It was a bigger surprise when a new one cost plus labor Please give me your opinion on plastic radiators Is Ford...

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I purchased a Ford Ranger V -speed The truck runs...

05.01.1996

I purchased a Ford Ranger V -speed The truck runs like a charm My problem is when I downshift into second gear and accelerate the engine pings very loudly and sounds like a diesel and belches out blue oily smoke...

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