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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A tacky Car Talk plug...

07.01.1991

I heard you two have a book out Is this true If so what is it called and where can I find it I'd love to get a copy for my husband Barbara RAY I'm sorry Barbara While we'd love...

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Air bags alone aren't good enough.

07.01.1991

In one of your recent columns you discussed the subject of air bags and I though your comments were very accurate and the sort of thing the motoring public needs to hear However I wish you had emphasized even more...

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What kind of damage can "red-lining" do to an engine?

07.01.1991

What kind of damage can red-lining do to an engine I accidentally accelerated to mph in third gear before shifting to fourth in my VW Fox My dealer says it's unlikely I did any damage because the Fox doesn't red-line...

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Is it safe to remove the "heat shield"?

07.01.1991

I hope you can advise this year old widow with a car problem I own a Ford Tempo Last year I had the whole exhaust system replaced A few months later I noticed a buzzing sound coming from under the...

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Owner's manual versus sage brotherly advice?

07.01.1991

The owner's manual of my Chevy Nova recommends limiting my maximum speed during the first miles which I did My brother who is a mechanic in the Navy says that's a bunch of baloney Who's right Mary Jo RAY You're...

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Noises can be elusive...so listen hard!

07.01.1991

At our house we drive an ' Ford Tempo It's a great car except that in the last few months it continually makes a sound kind of like water boiling We took it to a garage and they put in...

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A bad radiator cap.

07.01.1991

I have a diesel Chevy Malibu wagon The problem is that the water from the radiator is drawn into and overflows the over flow reservoir Then it's not drawn back into the radiator making the temperature light come on I've...

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A convertible pick-up truck...is there such a gem?

07.01.1991

With the popularity of silly looking little pick up trucks with all kind of brightly colored things hanging off them doesn't it seem odd that nobody makes a convertible pick up truck yet Ford used to make ragtop trucks in...

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A cranky crankcase...

07.01.1991

I have a Jeep Wagoneer Ltd with a liter motor Recently a dealer installed a used engine After picking it up to drive home--a distance of miles--I noticed the oil pressure gauge dropping and then a bad knock developed The...

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Help! I'm 30 and can't drive!

07.01.1991

HELP I've reached the age of almost without having learned to drive Is it best to learn on a stick or automatic I've heard that you can drive almost anything after learning on a stick But having gone so long...

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