My family has just been enlarged by three boys under...

07.01.1999

My family has just been enlarged by three boys under the age of Grandma got custody My question is is it possible to enlarge the seating capacity of my ' Plymouth Voyager from a five-passenger van to a seven-passenger We...

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I have an exhaust question for you How hot can...

07.01.1999

I have an exhaust question for you How hot can a catalytic converter get before there is damage The reason I'm asking is because a local muffler shop demonstrated with some sort of heat-detection device that while my engine was...

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My girlfriend and are having a disagreement over the need...

07.01.1999

My girlfriend and are having a disagreement over the need to adjust tire pressures on her Jeep Wagoneer when we drive on the beach She says that she has been given the advice to deflate the tires before going on...

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A dumb question from a not-so-dumb person Am I doing...

07.01.1999

A dumb question from a not-so-dumb person Am I doing any harm to my cruise- control system by using cruise control for short distances of less than a mile in city driving -- Adell TOM This isn't really a mechanical...

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I have a Jeep Cherokee with four-wheel drive and the...

07.01.1999

I have a Jeep Cherokee with four-wheel drive and the liter straight six I love it However occasionally the speedometer fails to register and the check engine light comes on This usually occurs on the first trip of the day...

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I'm looking for my car for the next decade and...

07.01.1999

I'm looking for my car for the next decade and I'm collecting opinions In my effort to avoid a minivan despite a lifestyle that would seem to dictate one I'm looking at things like the Subaru Outback and the Volkswagen...

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Help Help I need more power I currently have a...

07.01.1999

Help Help I need more power I currently have a ' Ford Explorer with the liter V- engine It has less than miles on it and runs great but lacks power especially for climbing hills Should I just live with...

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I have a white ' Toyota Corolla which I purchased...

07.01.1999

I have a white ' Toyota Corolla which I purchased used in When I bought it there were miles on the odometer Less than six months later it needed a new alternator I took it to my favorite mechanics not...

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My local friendly discount auto parts store has been sending...

07.01.1999

My local friendly discount auto parts store has been sending out flyers saying that they have R- a air conditioning retrofit kits The flyer says it includes all fittings and the full amount of R- a oil and refrigerant needed...

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I have a Buick Century with a four-cylinder -liter engine...

07.01.1999

I have a Buick Century with a four-cylinder -liter engine and miles On occasion when I attempt to accelerate on the open road when in fourth gear overdrive the speed will not go above mph It seems like depressing the...

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I was wondering if you could answer another question about...

07.01.1999

I was wondering if you could answer another question about driving on the beach I have a permit that allows me to drive on the nearby beaches and to be able to drive on the beach you must first let...

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My four-cylinder Toyota Camry experienced a time when it would...

07.01.1999

My four-cylinder Toyota Camry experienced a time when it would lose power on the freeway especially when going up long hills It would eventually stall then immediately restart Following the advice you gave another Camry owner I had the dealer...

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I drive a ' Honda Accord EX I've owned the...

07.01.1999

I drive a ' Honda Accord EX I've owned the car since it was new and have had virtually no mechanical problems But recently the car started doing something I can't figure out Periodically the ABS light will come on...

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My son took his ' Ford Probe in for an...

07.01.1999

My son took his ' Ford Probe in for an oil change yesterday and they forgot to refill it with oil He drove it about miles before it quit on him He pulled into a parking lot and called me...

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