I have a Toyota Camry LE V which has a...

12.01.1998

I have a Toyota Camry LE V which has a couple of disappointing characteristics I drive frequently in town at around mph While driving at that speed it feels like the engine is constantly searching for the right gear The...

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My father-in-law has a Cadillac DeVille The car is making...

12.01.1998

My father-in-law has a Cadillac DeVille The car is making a clunking noise when taking off from a dead stop We brought it to a transmission shop and they said it was the motor mount We both have moderate mechanical...

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My loser friend keeps asking me to jump-start his loser...

12.01.1998

My loser friend keeps asking me to jump-start his loser car I've done it about five times now and I'm about ready to tell him where he can put his jumper cables Is my battery going to suffer from all...

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I have a Jeep Cherokee with miles My problem is...

12.01.1998

I have a Jeep Cherokee with miles My problem is the car has started to leak fluid from the transfer case The seals were replaced twice in the last two months Both times the leak did stop for almost a...

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Several years ago on one of your radio puzzlers you...

12.01.1998

Several years ago on one of your radio puzzlers you had a case of a husband and wife who had identical cars with manual transmissions that got towed After the tow one car worked and the other didn't Your answer...

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I was wiping the cobwebs off of my owner's manual...

12.01.1998

I was wiping the cobwebs off of my owner's manual for my ' Chevy Caprice and it happened to fall open to the page about oil changes It says I should use an oil that has an API designation of...

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Last summer my family and I loaded up the '...

12.01.1998

Last summer my family and I loaded up the ' Taurus and went for a drive in the mountains When we got to an altitude of or feet we seemed to lose more and more power and about the only...

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I would like your help in finding a flip cellular...

12.01.1998

I would like your help in finding a flip cellular phone to use in a Lexus LS We need the handset only To purchase it from the dealer would cost around Can you believe that I wonder if you can...

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

12.01.1998

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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I'd like to know something about turbochargers on cars Specifically...

12.01.1998

I'd like to know something about turbochargers on cars Specifically what is a turbocharger What does it do and how does it do it Finally is it an asset or a liability on a used car -- Peter RAY Good...

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I have miles on the original tires of my Nissan...

12.01.1998

I have miles on the original tires of my Nissan truck They are now worn out Obviously I would like to get another set of the same tires to replace the originals The owner of the local tire store told...

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I recently did a rear brake job on my '...

12.01.1998

I recently did a rear brake job on my ' Chevy Astro van Now the self-adjuster on the left rear wheel over-adjusts the brake periodically and I have to get out and get under it and loosen it up What...

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I have a Mitsubishi Diamante with miles on it It...

12.01.1998

I have a Mitsubishi Diamante with miles on it It is a car my wife and I both enjoy Recently we had it serviced at a Mitsubishi dealership and were informed that one cylinder had lost compression down to psi...

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My question is about different brands of oil Should you...

12.01.1998

My question is about different brands of oil Should you stick with the same brand every time you change the oil in your car Does it harm the car at all to switch brands as long as they are the...

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I am a -year-old college student who is about to...

12.01.1998

I am a -year-old college student who is about to graduate I am about to make a huge investment in a sport utility vehicle as I am moving to Montana after graduation I really want a Land Rover Discovery but...

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