A horn that will not blow.

07.01.1990

I found a recent column of yours to be not only very interesting but also amusing It concerned a car owner with a horn that would start blowing in the middle of the night in very cold weather I have...

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Will throwing hot water on an icy winshield break the glass?

07.01.1990

I HAVE A PLYMOUTH VOYAGER TO GET THE ICE REMOVED FROM MY WINDSHIELD ON WINTER MORNINGS I THROW HOT WATER ON IT NOT BOILING JUST HOT AND TURN ON THE WIPERS EVERYONE TELLS ME THAT ONE DAY I'M GOING TO...

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How do American cars rate these days?

07.01.1990

I just traded in my Toyota Tercel for a Jeep Cherokee I have driven three Toyotas in my life and have found them to be very dependable and worth every penny American cars back then seemed so chintzy and problem-prone...

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What do the letters on the back of cars really mean?

07.01.1990

we asked for your help in understanding the letters that we see on the back of cars It seems that manufacturers can put on any letters they want RAY Right there are DLs GLs GSs GTs And what about the...

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Before I hit the road...

07.01.1990

I am planning to tour the western half of the United States this summer in my Honda Accord with miles on it I'm a year old woman and I'll have only my dog along for company I love my dog...

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A letter from the Click and Clack Department of Woe and Intrigue:

06.01.1990

FROM THE CLICK AND CLACK DEPARTMENT OF WOE AND INTRIGUE IT'S A STORY THAT PERHAPS ONLY CARL SAGAN OR MY BROTHER CAN EXPLAIN DEAR TOM AND RAY A FRIEND AND I RENTED A BRAND NEW CHRYSLER IMPERIAL WITH ONLY MILES...

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How do I plug my Mustang's chronic leak?

06.01.1990

I HAVE A MUSTANG THAT DRIPS SOME KIND OF THICK GREASY FLUID ONTO MY RIGHT LEG IT SEEMS TO BE COMING FROM THE SPEEDOMETER CABLE IN THE DASH BUT REPLACING THE CABLE DIDN'T HELP HOW CAN I FIX IT NOBODY...

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Servicing my Toyota...

06.01.1990

I OWN A TOYOTA COROLLA LE I'VE READ THE OWNER'S MANUAL MANY TIMES IN THE SCHEDULE OF MAINTENANCE IT APPEARS THAT THERE IS MUCH LESS TO DO ON THIS CAR THAN ON ANY OTHER CAR I'VE OWNED IS THIS POSSIBLE...

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What can I do about my knucklehad neighbor?

06.01.1990

I LIVE IN A PLACE WHERE THE TEMPERATURE OCCASIONALLY DROPS BELOW FREEZING MY PROBLEM IS MY NEIGHBOR OWNER OF A FORD X WITH NON-STANDARD EXHAUST HE HAS TO GO TO WORK AT AM AND HUNTS DUCKS ON THE WEEKENDS IN...

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Relieving myself of my Dodge Colt...

06.01.1990

I HAVE A DODGE COLT I BOUGHT IT ON AN IMPULSE AND I'M JUST NOT HAPPY WITH IT DO YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS ON HOW I CAN RELIEVE MYSELF OF IT ADS IN THE NEWSPAPER ARE EXPENSIVE AND HAVEN'T BEEN...

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Waking a car from a 15-year slumber...

06.01.1990

I HAVE A CADILLAC THAT HASN'T BEEN STARTED IN OVER YEARS WHAT SHOULD BE DONE BEFORE AT TEMPTING TO START THE CAR TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO THE ENGINE JACK TOM THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO BEFORE YOU START IT...

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Is it okay for engine oil to smell like gasoline?

06.01.1990

WHILE CHANGING THE OIL IN MY MAZDA RX- THE MECHANIC NOTICED A STRONG GASOLINE ODOR IN THE OIL THE MIXTURE WOULD NOT IGNITE TWO MAZDA SERVICE DEPARTMENTS ASSURED ME OVER THE PHONE THAT THIS WAS COMMON DUE TO THE DESIGN...

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Why won't my air-conditioner work when I'

06.01.1990

HELP I HAVE A PROBLEM THAT OCCURS WHEN I'M ACCELERATING UP A HILL IN MY DODGE ARIES THE COLD AIR FROM THE AIR-CONDITIONER WILL STOP COMING OUT OF THE DASHBOARD VENTS AND START COMING OUT THROUGH THE FLOOR VENTS WHEN...

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Why won't my air-conditioner work when I'm driving uphill?

06.01.1990

HELP I HAVE A PROBLEM THAT OCCURS WHEN I'M ACCELERATING UP A HILL IN MY DODGE ARIES THE COLD AIR FROM THE AIR-CONDITIONER WILL STOP COMING OUT OF THE DASHBOARD VENTS AND START COMING OUT THROUGH THE FLOOR VENTS WHEN...

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The Click and Clack Cockamamie Ergonomics Award:

06.01.1990

DO YOU HAVE ANY CONTENDERS FOR THE CLICK AND CLACK COCKAMAMIE ERGONOMICS AWARD TOM YOU BET I DO THIS WEEK I NOMINATE OUR GOOD BUDDIES FROM ACROSS THE SEA--RANGE ROVER I LIKE RANGE ROVERS BUT THEY HAVE REALLY GONE OUT...

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