Your column is very informative and a big help to...

12.01.1997

Your column is very informative and a big help to me a parent with two teen-age drivers What advice can you give me in looking for a used reliable car for my daughter who will be commuting to college next...

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I had a problem with my ' Chevrolet Suburban For...

12.01.1997

I had a problem with my ' Chevrolet Suburban For a period of approximately one month I could not get the engine started I'd turn the key and nothing at all would happen When I moved the shift handle slightly...

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I have an elderly car a Pontiac I took it...

12.01.1997

I have an elderly car a Pontiac I took it in for an oil change the other day after I noticed a slight clicking noise At the oil-change shop the fellow said he couldn't change my oil because the clicking...

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When Should You Turn Off Traction Control?

12.01.1997

The traction control on Ken's Ford Contour can be turned on and off. Ken wonders, if traction control is so great, why would he ever want to turn it off? Tom and Ray manage to come up with one idea, which isn't bad, considering their track record!

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We purchased a ' Nissan Maxima automatic in January and...

12.01.1997

We purchased a ' Nissan Maxima automatic in January and love it The owner's manual recommends unleaded premium gasoline with an octane rating of at least It also says If unleaded premium is unavailable unleaded regular gasoline with an octane...

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Since early childhood I have been told by many a...

12.01.1997

Since early childhood I have been told by many a cigar-smoking wrench-toting grease-covered mechanic that a normal rear differential delivers power to only one rear wheel I was further told that this phenomenon was so complicated and required such advanced...

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I have a significant mystery on my hands I installed...

12.01.1997

I have a significant mystery on my hands I installed a completely rebuilt -cubic-inch Cadillac engine in my GMC Suburban I then towed a travel trailer miles and it used a quart of oil every miles I'm not leaking any...

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My husband Gary reads your column every week and since...

12.01.1997

My husband Gary reads your column every week and since he and I are disagreeing about a car matter I thought I'd write and ask your opinion unbeknownst to Gary The first thing Gary does every morning during the winter...

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My front brakes which are just a few months old...

12.01.1997

My front brakes which are just a few months old make a very strange noise -- on occasion These occasions are never when I drive to the dealer or the mechanic I've had mechanics drive with me and the noise...

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Please help me settle a little dispute I have been...

12.01.1997

Please help me settle a little dispute I have been having with my gorgeous bride for some time It is the only blemish on an otherwise perfect marriage She insists that using the clutch to hold a car on a...

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I am looking for a print of a wiring diagram...

12.01.1997

I am looking for a print of a wiring diagram for a Mercury Monterey I am mostly interested in the gas- and oil-gauge section -- Michel TOM Do you want a framed print And does it have to be original...

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I have a Honda Civic WD wagon which I bought...

12.01.1997

I have a Honda Civic WD wagon which I bought a year ago for It's been wonderful and absolutely nothing has gone wrong with it My boyfriend has a Mustang which he's trying to sell now that he has me...

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My wife has a Buick Skylark which seems to be...

12.01.1997

My wife has a Buick Skylark which seems to be overly plagued by problems Most recently at miles the timing chain broke The car was towed to a local Buick dealer They said the cause was poor maintenance and they...

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Guys I know you love solving bets And in this...

12.01.1997

Guys I know you love solving bets And in this bet you get the added bonus of getting involved in a marital squabble too He says When a car with an automatic transmission is stopped say at a stop light...

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