I have a Toyota Tercel which has never given me...

02.01.1999

I have a Toyota Tercel which has never given me a moment's trouble I have more than miles on it and I've never even had it serviced Risky I know but in retrospect nothing has ever gone wrong Until now...

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We have a Dodge Shadow In the middle of a...

02.01.1999

We have a Dodge Shadow In the middle of a frigid winter's night we thought we heard a car alarm going off at about a m It turned out to be our car horn It seems that any time the...

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My question concerns car horns Why are horns on some...

02.01.1999

My question concerns car horns Why are horns on some cars mostly wimpy imports so wimpy while the horns on other cars particularly massive domestics are so impressive and powerful Why can't I just go to the junkyard and get...

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Several months ago I was having some difficulty with my...

02.01.1999

Several months ago I was having some difficulty with my car battery It was not holding a charge so I had the bright idea of putting a trickle charger on it and charging it up overnight so that I could...

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I took my Mazda LX to a garage and told...

02.01.1999

I took my Mazda LX to a garage and told them I smelled gas near the tank after driving They said that water collects on the top of the tank in these cars and after years it probably rusted through...

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The oil in my Olds is so clear that I...

02.01.1999

The oil in my Olds is so clear that I can't read it on the dipstick I use W- What can I do to darken it -- James TOM Don't change the oil as often RAY Seriously James if your...

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ago we answered a letter from a reader wondering why...

02.01.1999

ago we answered a letter from a reader wondering why the position of the gas fillers on cars isn't standardized He complained that he can never remember which side of the filling station island to pull up on We said...

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I recently bought a Infiniti J t It specifies to...

02.01.1999

I recently bought a Infiniti J t It specifies to use only premium unleaded fuel I'd like to experiment and see if I could safely save some money by using some portion of less than premium fuel along with the...

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My wife won't let me drive her car until I...

02.01.1999

My wife won't let me drive her car until I drive the way she does Her ' Contour is a five speed When she is at a red light one foot is on the clutch the other is on the...

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I have a Lincoln Continental which I purchased new Shortly...

02.01.1999

I have a Lincoln Continental which I purchased new Shortly after the warranty expired I experienced a front-end vibration when applying the brakes This was diagnosed as brake rotor run-out Resurfacing the rotors fixed it for about miles then the...

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We have a Jeep Grand Cherokee Several years ago the...

02.01.1999

We have a Jeep Grand Cherokee Several years ago the paint on the roof started to peel We have notified Chrysler about the problem and have tried to work through their system The bottom line we get from them is...

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I've heard that one should periodically turn on one's air...

02.01.1999

I've heard that one should periodically turn on one's air conditioner even in the winter to keep the internal parts lubricated Do you agree with this recommendation And how periodically are we talking about -- David RAY Yes I think...

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