Carla's ex-husband tells her what to do with her Cadillac

11.01.1990

I have a Cadillac with miles I will soon be divorced and am concerned about this car since you stated in a previous column that an ' Cadillac is not exactly the zenith of reliability I asked my soon-to-be-ex-husband what...

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Is my gas gauge broken?

11.01.1990

I have a Camaro The gas gauge indicator goes all the way to empty when the car is turned off Then it goes all the way to full when the car is started It never shows anything in between no...

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Salt invades little nooks and crannies

11.01.1990

Living in a snowy town I've always wondered about the wisdom of washing my car in the winter Somehow it seems to me that spraying the salt off my car might do more harm than good by allowing the salt...

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"Little Honda on the Prairie"

11.01.1990

Would you like to hear the end of a story The story of the -year-old woman planning an extended tour of the western half of the United States in a high mileage eight-year-old Honda Accord With her dog for company...

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Mac's Dodge Swinger

11.01.1990

I own a Dodge Swinger I use only leaded gasoline But since leaded gas these days has only a tiny bit of lead in it should I use one of these bottled lead substitutes Mac RAY Not to change the...

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Unocal oil company saves world from unsightly jalopies

11.01.1990

ideas TOM What You going to keep quiet this week RAY No listen to what the Unocal oil company is doing in California They're crushing thousands of old jalopies TOM That's terrible Someone call the police Tell them to keep...

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Should I pre-lube my lemon?

11.01.1990

I am a doctor who has always had a great desire to completely overhaul an automobile from stem to stern Finally since I have no background I bought some books and then went looking for a car I figured a...

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Does my husband really need to down-shift?

11.01.1990

I have a Plymouth Turismo with a five-speed manual transmission My husband drives the car whenever we travel somewhere He always down-shifts when he passes another car Please explain the point of leaving fifth gear when the car is moving...

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Ford Taurus: A connoisseur's guide.

10.01.1990

I retired about eight years ago and at that time said good bye to new cars cost and all I've always driven GM cars why I don't know But now I'm thinking of buying a Ford Taurus I would like...

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To pump or not to pump the brakes

10.01.1990

I need help in convincing my wife that she doesn't need to pump the brakes when coming to a stop on dry pavement It really jerks the unsuspecting passenger around It seems a guy she knew in high school told...

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Do you want the short answer?

10.01.1990

My friend and co-worker has a Volvo with miles on it The car seems to have chronic ailments front end transmission distributor etc which are always big dollar items To add insult to injury once a mechanic works on it...

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Car philosophy 101

10.01.1990

I have a couple of questions that have bothered me for a long time First why does the side view mirror on the passenger side of the car make things look so far away Second why do your emergency flashers...

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When a Pup becomes a dog

10.01.1990

I own a Isuzu Pup pickup that has given me a great ride for four years with the best maintenance record of any vehicle I've owned It has miles and has only one problem that concerns me It backfires out...

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Do not run out of gas!

10.01.1990

I am presently driving my first fuel injected car A friend told me to be sure not to run out of gas as it is a problem with fuel injected cars Is it Floyd TOM I've got news for you...

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My car grinds and burns...help!

10.01.1990

I have a four cylinder Mustang After I've been driving for to minutes I hear a grinding sound when I accelerate When this happens I also smell something burning Help Gilda TOM Gee Gilda it could be any number of...

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