Parking pawl met parking Peter and parking Mary

05.01.1991

I thoroughly enjoy your column You make car maintenance a fun job rather than all worries dollars and cents When I start my Chrysler wagon sometimes--if it's on an incline--it's extremely difficult to pull the shifting lever out of park...

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Carburator icing: A new product from Betty Crocker.

05.01.1991

I have a Mazda GLC hatchback that has a problem no one has been able to fix Sometimes when the temperature drops into the 's and the humidity is high the car will just die while I'm driving If I...

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Patrick's a Ford Man. But what about his engine?

05.01.1991

In your series on the ten best cars of you rated the Ford F- as the best pickup truck on the market You did not mention however which engine you prefer for that vehicle The liter straight six and the...

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What really is a "moonroof?"

05.01.1991

My husband and I are in the midst of a serious domestic dispute that only the two of you can help resolve He recently purchased a car with a hole cut in the roof He maintains that it's a moonroof...

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Tom and Ray help a Damsel in Distress, Dawn.

05.01.1991

Help I am a damsel in distress I just took my Saab EMS into the shop to have the transmission done I ended up with a new clutch and a rebuilt transmission But my car STILL has trouble going into...

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Focus on those other 362 days, Charlotte!

05.01.1991

I have a Acura Integra with a -speed manual transmission and miles on it's original tires It's a great car and handles beautifully of the time but the tires have poor traction in fresh snow It was a problem again...

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What is excessive "blow by"?

04.01.1991

I have a Ford F- with the five liter engine The filter inside the air cleaner becomes saturated with oil every two to three weeks Why What can I do about it Bob RAY Gee Bob that doesn't sound good...

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Driving with rocks in the engine? Sounds bad

04.01.1991

I am the owner of a Thunderbird which has one slight peculiarity When it's started and the engine is cold the engine is relatively smooth and quiet But when put in drive when cold it sounds like it's grinding rocks...

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What are Laura's two options for owning an Italian Sports Car?

04.01.1991

I am years old and I would like very much to get a Lamborghini Diablo It is my very favorite car and I would love to own one even though I can't drive I suppose I could have somebody else...

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Trucking: Is front wheel drive better?

04.01.1991

My question does not deal with car repair or maintenance The vast majority of new cars today are front wheel drive Why doesn't any manufacturer make a full size front wheel drive pick up truck You can buy rear wheel...

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Limited slip differential saves your wheels.

04.01.1991

I got myself an ' Chevy Astro Van Among its options is a Limited Slip Differential To a layman like me that means that when one of the driven wheels starts slipping in mud or snow the power transfers to...

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On further inspection, dealer-ordered "independent inspection" doesn't do the job.

04.01.1991

Yesterday I went to a new car dealership near work to look at some of their used cars We're thinking of buying an ' or ' Acura Legend I told the salesman that before I would consider purchasing one I'd...

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What is that "fishy" smell?

04.01.1991

I have an ' Chevy Corsica that has developed a fishy smell inside the car I think it has an odor like antifreeze I haven't noticed any leaks and everything seems to be working OK Do you have any suggestions...

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Disconnecting the EGR valve leads to EPA enforcement.

04.01.1991

My Chevy V- with miles used to hesitate at take off and buck at speeds above MPH I discovered that when I disconnected the EGR valve the bucking disappeared and the engine ran great I asked my mechanic if that...

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If it's unintentional, let's call it "Motorslaughter"

04.01.1991

Help I think I blew the engine in my Lincoln Town Car It was idling too loud and fast so I hit the gas pedal all the way to the floor a few times When this didn't work I hit...

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