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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What to do about a humming fuel pump...

09.01.1990

I have a Volvo DL with a humming fuel pump From inside it sounds like a hum from outside it sounds like a buzz The hum buzz gets louder when the gas tank gets below full My husband called our...

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Viable road-trip vehicle suggestions

09.01.1990

My family of four is planning to tour the western part of the United States for several weeks next summer We plan to stay in motels so we don't need a vehicle we can sleep in But we'll be spending...

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Low fuel level: running on empty

09.01.1990

I have a Chevy pickup Last week I had the gas tank down more than it had ever been It indicated tank While starting from a stop with the truck facing slightly downhill the engine stalled Did the the gas...

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Can a hairdresser fix a sagging ceiling?

09.01.1990

I have a problem with the ceiling of my car It sags on the driver's side What can I do about it The sagging is unbearable I get a flat head each morning Carla RAY It's not the ceiling that's...

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Beverly'The "no-start" phase

09.01.1990

I own a Nissan small pick-up with an automatic transmission Overall performance and experience with the vehicle have been good But about one year into ownership the truck began entering no-start phases which come about once a month or so...

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Help us find a family-mobile

09.01.1990

We are planning to purchase a family vehicle in the next three weeks We are currently looking at the Subaru Legacy L wagon Toyota Camry Deluxe wagon and the Volvo DL wagon all standard shift We currently have two boys...

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Skip "break-in," and go right to "broken"

09.01.1990

Here's a first-time car owner's dilemma Before reading the owner's manual or learning about the concept of a break-in period I drove my new Toyota Tercel EZ at a steady ninety mph for nearly an hour before it had even...

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What is that smell, Kurtis?

09.01.1990

I own a Studebaker It runs fine except that once in a while a strong smell of gas comes through the vents and into the cockpit Because of these fumes the last date I had relieved her stomach on an...

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I want luxurious spaciousness!

09.01.1990

I am the not so proud owner of a Oldsmobile Toronado with miles on it I've had more than my share of major repairs on this car and I no longer believe my Toronado is reliable What car would you...

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This week--a radio that loses its memory more than my brother!

09.01.1990

I have a Acura Legend that I enjoy tremendously But I have a strange problem that has recurred four times The original-equipment radio periodically loses its memory of the stations and three equalizer settings that I program into it The...

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How many keychain charms are too many?

09.01.1990

My husband and I are having an argument that I hope you can settle My key chain has a lot of items hanging on it very few of which are keys I have charms key chains with funny sayings polished...

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Bronko Nagurski football helmet--for extra protection

09.01.1990

When starting a Ford Escort one morning there was a loud explosion The motor ran extremely rough for a while and the engine area was splattered with oil The gaskets of the valve cover the oil pan and the front...

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Do automatic transmissions go up hills?

09.01.1990

A friend of mine is afraid to use his car on steep hills for fear it will damage the automatic transmission I have been told by mechanics that this is baloney What do you say Earl RAY Gee I don't...

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