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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Rather than dumping the car, why not refuzz the dice?

05.01.1991

First of all thank you for the knowledge you have given me and also the laughter you have added to my life My husband and I are in our seventies We have been thinking of buying a car Would we...

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This week, a Celebrity Roast.

05.01.1991

I own a four cylinder Chevy Celebrity My problem is with the brakes About a year ago I had my brake shoes rotors and pads replaced For a few months the brakes worked fine Then my right rear brake seemed...

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Buying from your ex is a bad idea.

05.01.1991

I recently purchased a used ' Toyota Camry from my ex-husband After having the wheels aligned I noticed that the steering wheel was not straight--that is the steering wheel is turned a few inches to the right when the wheels...

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To use or not to use the headlights...

05.01.1991

Does driving a vehicle with the headlights on appreciably shorten the life of the battery and or alternator I am asking about additional hours logged during daylight hours Even though it's safer I think many people are reluctant to turn...

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Traction control--no car does well on sheer ice.

05.01.1991

I am in the fortunate position of being able to purchase pretty much any car that I would like within a reasonable or even a slightly unreasonable range Right now I'm looking at an Acura Legend LS as well as...

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When a Rolls Royce cuts off, look for a Buick mechanic.

05.01.1991

I have a Rolls Royce which was modified with a Buick engine and transmission several years ago I drive it only occasionally Recently it developed a problem of seeming to cut off the electrical power to the engine for a...

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Buy a Hum-Vee for Junior

05.01.1991

Our year old son will be getting his license this year and wants a car Now before you make your recommendation let me tell you a few of the things this boy has done He recently shaved off his beautiful...

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Proof that Aaron's losing brain cells: He enjoys our column!

05.01.1991

I really enjoy your column I own a Nissan Maxima with a curious problem Whenever I turn on the defroster and put the air selector on Recirculate it's fine But when I select Fresh Air I smell exhaust gas This...

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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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