After listening to your radio show and reading your column...

09.01.2004

After listening to your radio show and reading your column for years I have come to the conclusion that you must be two of the greatest auto experts alive Since you can solve other people's problems without even looking at...

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Living in Colorado I wonder about being stuck in the...

09.01.2004

Living in Colorado I wonder about being stuck in the snow in a blizzard Let's say I have a full tank of gas and keep the tailpipe clear Is it better to start the car every few minutes to run...

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I just bought a Subaru GL wagon with a engine...

09.01.2004

I just bought a Subaru GL wagon with a engine and an odometer showing miles OK so I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer The engine ran rough when I bought it for bucks but I figured hey if...

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I have a Toyota Corolla I bought it used three...

09.01.2004

I have a Toyota Corolla I bought it used three years ago I have had to replace the starter twice As you know a starter is a brutishly heavy collection of magnets mounted on a rotating axis inside a cylinder...

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I have a Mitsubishi Galant with only miles on it...

09.01.2004

I have a Mitsubishi Galant with only miles on it I have recently noticed that the steering wheel vibrates even when the car is sitting at a stoplight I took it to the dealer and he said the vibration is...

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The owner's manual for my BMW i says in the...

09.01.2004

The owner's manual for my BMW i says in the interests of safety and handling I should NOT rotate my tires And it implies that tire rotation will not extend the life of the tires in a meaningful way But...

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I have a Caravan and the plastic covers for the...

09.01.2004

I have a Caravan and the plastic covers for the headlights are becoming cloudy from the debris salt and road dirt that get thrown up at them To me this is a safety problem and the manufacturer should have known...

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You recently told another reader to replace her Toyota's timing...

09.01.2004

You recently told another reader to replace her Toyota's timing belt at miles The owner's manual for my Toyota Cressida with miles on it does not require replacement under normal service but when you call Toyota's number they inform you...

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Our Saturn SL miles is burning more than quarts of...

09.01.2004

Our Saturn SL miles is burning more than quarts of oil between oil changes The dealer suggests an engine tear-down to determine the problem Most likely it's the rings or -- worst-case scenario -- engine block If we go ahead...

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