in good condition But after it sits in a large...

12.01.1996

in good condition But after it sits in a large downpour it stalls suddenly in traffic Now I don't drive it after a rainstorm Do you know what my problem may be Thank you -- Mary RAY Did Oldsmobile sell...

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Years ago my older brother showed me how to downshift...

12.01.1996

Years ago my older brother showed me how to downshift to my non- synchronized first gear on my three-speed manual transmission by double clutching Over the years I've continued the practice even though it's no longer necessary I limit my...

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My daughter's Dodge Caravan has a -liter Mitsubishi engine Until...

12.01.1996

My daughter's Dodge Caravan has a -liter Mitsubishi engine Until recently the -year-old maintenance-free battery functioned flawlessly Recently after a -mile drive after the engine was off for five minutes the battery exploded upon restart It blew off its top...

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Recently I restored a Triumph TR- I installed new valves...

12.01.1996

Recently I restored a Triumph TR- I installed new valves new rings new bearings and seals Twice since then I have found the fuel running out the rear seal And upon draining the crankcase I have found that it was...

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I have a Toyota Supra with miles with a problem...

12.01.1996

I have a Toyota Supra with miles with a problem my dealer can't solve When I take the car out for the first time each day only and drive only a short distance two or three miles and then stop...

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Datsun B Two or three months ago I noticed that...

12.01.1996

Datsun B Two or three months ago I noticed that the dashboard brake light was flickering as if it were a turn indicator while I was stopped at a red light I immediately drove to my trustworthy mechanic They decided...

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My dealer tells me that the reason I have to...

12.01.1996

My dealer tells me that the reason I have to get brakes on my Nissan Stanza about every six months is because of new federal regulations which prohibit the use of asbestos brakes which used to last longer Is this...

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I really need your expertise on this one My question...

12.01.1996

I really need your expertise on this one My question is about the all- aluminum engines found in many of the American and import cars sold today Are the all-aluminum engines as good as cast-iron-block or all-cast-iron engines Also does...

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blond female and a devotee of your column Your pamphlet...

12.01.1996

blond female and a devotee of your column Your pamphlet Ten Ways You May Be Ruining Your Car Without Even Knowing It probably saved my last car Now I need you to help save my marriage My husband's car a...

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red Honda Civic with a cc engine and a five-speed...

12.01.1996

red Honda Civic with a cc engine and a five-speed transmission A friend sold me the car in and it now has miles on it At first glance I was reluctant to buy it because of the large amount of...

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dealers get free advertising by placing their dealership name or...

12.01.1996

dealers get free advertising by placing their dealership name or logo on the rear of cars There is no useful purpose in this -- not for identification not for service not for anything If I sell you a suit to...

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I own a Chrysler LeBaron When I first start the...

12.01.1996

I own a Chrysler LeBaron When I first start the car smoke comes out of the heater vents This doesn't happen every time but when it does there's also a strange odor Do you have any idea what this might...

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Ford Taurus It has a problem which has baffled the...

12.01.1996

Ford Taurus It has a problem which has baffled the mechanics at my Ford dealer When the car is partially warmed up and is restarted after having been off for a while the engine races And it only does this...

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I have a Suburban with approximately miles on it When...

12.01.1996

I have a Suburban with approximately miles on it When we accelerate up hills usually going between and mph the front end of the vehicle shakes violently We have taken the vehicle to our authorized dealer and they can't find...

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really clean Isuzu Trooper LS with miles I've since had...

12.01.1996

really clean Isuzu Trooper LS with miles I've since had what I think is a brainstorm Instead of waiting around for inevitable major engine problems to develop why not consider buying a remanufactured engine now and avoid all that piece-by-piece...

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