My father is always telling me to turn my windshield...

03.01.1997

My father is always telling me to turn my windshield wipers down or off whenever possible He says they will wear into the windshield glass especially at high speed Is this true -- Jessica TOM Your father is an unmitigated...

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I have a Honda Civic From June to October it...

03.01.1997

I have a Honda Civic From June to October it got miles per gallon From mid-October through February it got only mpg The dealer says all cars get lower mileage in the winter due to the reformulation of gasolines They...

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My Mazda now has miles on it When the engine...

03.01.1997

My Mazda now has miles on it When the engine is cold no matter what the outside temperature the accelerator pedal sticks until I stomp on it -- with a certain amount of force -- after the engine is running...

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I have a Mazda and my car doors are freezing...

03.01.1997

I have a Mazda and my car doors are freezing shut overnight I can't open them in the morning Is there something I can put on the rubber gasket to stop this from happening I'm really sick of climbing in...

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We've been told that after so many miles the timing...

03.01.1997

We've been told that after so many miles the timing belt or timing chain should be changed or dire consequences will result Since we can't see inside the engine how do we know when to make this change I have...

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I have a Camaro Z- with just about every option...

03.01.1997

I have a Camaro Z- with just about every option except for the automatic transmission It is really hot and the babes really dig it -- especially those really wide Z-rated tires I actually go out on dates now The...

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Help My Toyota Tercel with almost miles has developed a...

03.01.1997

Help My Toyota Tercel with almost miles has developed a strange scratching noise in the rear-tire area Sometimes it sounds like marbles pebbles or ball bearings are rolling around intermittently hitting against metal or plastic There's no real pattern Some...

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I have a Chevy Cavalier with a -liter four-cylinder engine...

03.01.1997

I have a Chevy Cavalier with a -liter four-cylinder engine and a three-speed transmission It makes a loud ticking noise--a fast tick tick tick tick The dealer has replaced belts and lifters It doesn't make the noise constantly but the...

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I am driving a Ford Escort It's a nice car...

03.01.1997

I am driving a Ford Escort It's a nice car but I find it is too fast for me Can you recommend a smaller car with the lowest possible horsepower and good brakes --Jeanne RAY Wow Jeanne This is the...

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It seems there are two schools of thought mine and...

03.01.1997

It seems there are two schools of thought mine and my husband's on when the air conditioner can be turned on with the engine running I say it can be turned on at any speed He says you need to...

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When are you supposed to check your oil when the...

03.01.1997

When are you supposed to check your oil when the engine is warm or when the engine is cold --Paul TOM That's an excellent question Paul We've always told people to check the oil level first thing in the morning...

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We have a Corsica four-cylinder with miles When I use...

03.01.1997

We have a Corsica four-cylinder with miles When I use the headlights windshield wipers and air conditioning and then stop for a red light the car feels like it's going to shake to pieces I can stop the vibration by...

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I have a new Audi A with miles so far...

03.01.1997

I have a new Audi A with miles so far Lately I've noticed that the brakes emit a high-pitched noise when I step on them with any significant pressure My husband says it's because of the cold damp temperatures where...

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Help I own a Toyota Corolla four-door sedan with a...

03.01.1997

Help I own a Toyota Corolla four-door sedan with a five-speed transmission I bought it used and it was extremely reliable for a year then starting at the beginning of last summer every time it rains the car won't start...

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OK guys I went to buy a Honda Accord for...

03.01.1997

OK guys I went to buy a Honda Accord for my mom But those dealers always have something new up their sleeves This time it was Cathodic Protection aka Auto Saver System It's a little gizmo connected to your car's...

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