I own a Porsche and a subscription to my newspaper...

07.01.1997

I own a Porsche and a subscription to my newspaper It's the newspaper I'm having trouble with Judy wrote to you a while back with squealing brakes on her Nissan ZX She had just had Wagner pads put in and...

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I have an ' Olds Cutlass Ciera with miles on...

07.01.1997

I have an ' Olds Cutlass Ciera with miles on it and it has been a great little car To make a long story short I was having a problem with overheating and my GM dealer examined the car and...

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My brother and his wife like to snicker at what...

07.01.1997

My brother and his wife like to snicker at what they perceive to be the high cost of repairs that my wife and I occasionally incur on our vehicles -- an ' Volvo DL sedan and an ' Volvo DL...

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I have received a battery charger as a gift It...

07.01.1997

I have received a battery charger as a gift It has the following settings on it -volt amp -volt amp -volt amp I have a Oldsmobile a ' Chevy pickup truck and a Snapper rider mower Which of the above...

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I have a Mercedes D with miles In the warm...

07.01.1997

I have a Mercedes D with miles In the warm months I have no problem starting this car But for the past couple of winters it struggled to start when the temperature fell to around F and refused to start...

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I have an ' Toyota truck that makes a wild...

07.01.1997

I have an ' Toyota truck that makes a wild loud gurgling sound whenever I turn on the heater There's plenty of water in the radiator The heat seems to work fine but this weird noise comes out from the...

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I've been driving my standard-transmission ' Ford Escort for miles...

07.01.1997

I've been driving my standard-transmission ' Ford Escort for miles and just discovered it has a feature I don't want virtual cruise control It doesn't have cruise control but it sometimes acts like it does Sometimes when I take my...

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I'm sure you guys will come up with something funny...

07.01.1997

I'm sure you guys will come up with something funny to say about this but my wife and I are pretty mad about it Our Toyota Camry has a temperamental power antenna that does not like to come up after...

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My wife has a nearly new Chevrolet Cavalier wagon with...

07.01.1997

My wife has a nearly new Chevrolet Cavalier wagon with a -liter V It's an automatic and has miles on it but it's developed a shifting problem When the car is cold at the beginning of the day it takes...

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Last weekend I was driving down the highway when I...

07.01.1997

Last weekend I was driving down the highway when I noticed that my ' Honda Civic was considerably louder than usual The noise was coming from the right rear tire I pulled off the road as soon as I could...

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My question concerns disc brakes Every time my local brake...

07.01.1997

My question concerns disc brakes Every time my local brake shop replaces my brake pads they always insist upon machining refinishing the discs After a few pad replacements the discs are then too thin to be machined and I have...

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My wife Gert and I read your column every week...

07.01.1997

My wife Gert and I read your column every week and enjoy it Please clear something up for us about gasoline octane There is and at our local gas station Which one is best for our cars We have a...

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The quick-oil-change dealer in my town has begun to siphon...

07.01.1997

The quick-oil-change dealer in my town has begun to siphon the oil from cars through the dipstick tube He still changes the filter and the new oil looks clean But it seems to me that debris could be left in...

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