Seven timing belts in seven years...

09.01.1991

I read a recent column of yours in which you said that most timing belts are expected to last miles Help I own a Toyota Camry and I've had to replace my timing belt ANNUALLY My car now has miles...

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Hoping for the doomsday answer...

09.01.1991

My ' Volare station wagon has a problem Gasoline is getting into the oil Before I spend a fortune trying to fix it could you please tell me what might be causing it Bobbie RAY We have bad news Bobbie...

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Changing oil is not brain surgery.

09.01.1991

My friend and I had an argument about our new cars I get my oil changes and tune-ups done by a professional My friend does it himself to save money and says I'm wasting money having someone else do it...

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Even my brother could handle this one, Grace.

09.01.1991

The speedometer needle on my ' Pontiac Gran Lemans jumps all over the place The car has miles on it This seems to be an intermittent thing so I've been hesitant to take it to my mechanic Will this be...

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What's the verdict on do-it-yourself rear defrosters?

08.01.1991

I own a Mitsubishi Eclipse I bought the car from a friend who had been living in Georgia and took it with me when I moved to New York The problem is that the car has no rear defroster I...

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Those troublesome carbon deposits...

08.01.1991

I was listening to your radio show a few weeks ago and I heard you advise a woman from Nashville who was having trouble with carbon deposits on the valves of her Camry I own a Camry and have had...

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The Clutch of the Month Club!

08.01.1991

I own a Ford Ranger with a five speed manual transmission My question is whether it hurts the transmission in any way to start off in second gear instead of first I was always taught to run the transmission through...

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The Sherlock Holmes School of Auto Repair:

08.01.1991

I have a ' Honda Prelude that started making a loud noise over mph My mechanic told me I needed a new exhaust manifold Since I don't know much about cars I let them fix it and it cost me...

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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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