Putting the miles on someone else's car...

09.01.1991

I read your recent column from someone named Heather She was trying to decide whether she should drive to New Orleans or fly to New Orleans I thought you and your readers might be interested in our solution to a...

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Not Chevrolet's finest moment:

09.01.1991

The company I went to work for in GAVE me a Chevrolet Caprice Classic V- I drive only miles a year and for the last years this car has given me very little trouble However in the past year everything...

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The benefits of headlights during the day...

09.01.1991

I enjoy your column very much My question is trivial but it bothers me Any explanation for having your headlights on in daylight in dry weather I see this fairly often on expressways or highways I don't see a need...

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Making a car look like new again takes many, many years of practice.

08.01.1991

I want to do some body work on my pickup truck However I have no experience at this and wondered how I might get started The truck is several years old and paid for so I do not want to...

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How many chumps does it take to find a faulty lightbulb?

08.01.1991

I have a Olds Cutlass Cruiser station wagon The problem is when I go to town about five miles away the turn signals on my dashboard work fine But on my way back the right turn signal will light up...

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Gettin' too old to care...

08.01.1991

I'm not a kid anymore and over the years I've known a handful of individuals who like to race their car engine a little and then immediately shut it off They all claimed this was good for the engine--that it...

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A chatterbox gas pedal...

08.01.1991

I have a Toyota Corolla lift-back with miles on it It has been the best car we've ever had with a minimum of maintenance and down time I don't want to get rid of it but it is making a...

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Rust proofing is completely bogus!

08.01.1991

I plan to buy a new Plymouth Voyager or Dodge Caravan within the next few months What is your opinion regarding rust proofing these days and on this model in particular Kim TOM Well Kim our friends over at Consumer...

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It's taken Ford a long time to catch up.

08.01.1991

You really blew it in a recent column in which you talked about cars that have both driver and passenger side air bags You neglected to mention the Lincoln Town Car I have a Town Car with driver and passenger...

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Where do all the owner's manuals go?

08.01.1991

I just bought a used Ford Escort The problem is that it came without an owner's manual Do you know where I could get one Diane TOM You've raised one of the great unanswered questions of all time Diane Where...

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The '63 Dart is a classic!

08.01.1991

As a long-time fan of your column and your radio show I have determined that one of you owns a Dodge Dart as old as mine I have a I hope to keep using this car for the rest of...

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Don't hide your head in the sand!

08.01.1991

I have a AMC Concord which I towed from El Paso to Florida I disconnected the drive shaft before starting out After arriving I reconnected it Now when starting with a cold engine it shifts out of gear like it's...

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Are C-V joints ever supposed to click and clack?

08.01.1991

Are C-V joints ever supposed to click and clack When I turn the wheel of my car full left or full right at very low speeds forward or reverse we hear click-click-click or clack-clack-clack from the front end The car...

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Have a heart to heart with the repair shop...

08.01.1991

I have a Plymouth Reliant Recently I replaced the oil pan because the threads that hold the oil plug were stripped The repair shop had told me previously on two appointments for lube and oil that they put in a...

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Cleaning fuel injectors with transmission fluid and gasoline...?

08.01.1991

I have a Ford Taurus I told a friend that I was going to get my fuel injectors cleaned He said to use a pint of transmission fluid in a tank of gas which he has been doing for some...

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