Jumping a car from the cigarette lighter...

07.01.1990

My question is about the new type of jumper cables that you plug into the cigarette lighter Are they completely safe and worthwhile If they are this scardey cat would be a lot less reluctant to jump start her car...

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A rare bird asks how to properly care for a leased car...

07.01.1990

Last June I leased a new Ford Thunderbird The owners manual says the oil should be changed at and miles Why do so many service shops tell me I should the oil every miles or three months whichever comes first...

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Time to cut bait with my '83 Sentra...

07.01.1990

It's time to fish or cut bait with my Nissan Sentra it needs a new engine The question is do I fix it or do I dump it Bob RAY Fix it TOM Dump it RAY Wait a minute did...

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What to do about my lousy oil filters...

07.01.1990

I have a four-cylinder Toyota pick up truck It has miles on it and I change the oil every miles The last two times I changed the oil I noticed that there was very little oil in the filter there...

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Intalling a grease pit...

07.01.1990

I'm building a new building and would like to install a grease pit for servicing and repairing my car and pick-up Where can I find information on the proper size depth etc Elmer TOM Well we have some obvious tips...

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How does an 8-6-4 engine work?

07.01.1990

A few years ago one of the Big Three offered on a limited basis a car with a V engine which had a switch on the dashboard that allowed the operator to turn off two or four of the cylinders...

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Don't come between a husband and his dream car...

07.01.1990

I'D BE INTERESTED IN KNOWING YOUR OPINIONS AND REMARKS ABOUT THE NEW CHEVROLET CAPRICE I NEED YOUR REPLY IN A HURRY BECAUSE MY HUSBAND IS REALLY ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT IT THANKS GERTRUDE RAY WELL GERTRUDE WE'VE BEEN HOLDING ONTO YOUR LETTER...

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Replacing a tire vs. patching a hole?

07.01.1990

My six week old Honda Civic EX got a small hole on the inside side-wall of my left front tire I brought it to my tire salesman who sealed the hole and put in a radial inner tube The salesman...

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Improving my sloshy Mercury Cougar...

07.01.1990

I OWN A MERCURY COUGAR I BOUGHT IT USED AND HAVE ALWAYS FELT THAT IT NEEDED NEW SHOCKS RECENTLY I READ IN CONSUMER REPORTS THAT THE SUSPENSION ON THIS YEAR AND MODEL RATES BELOW AVERAGE IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN...

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Your car

07.01.1990

A few weeks ago you we're talking about how large cars are inherently safer than small cars because of their weight You posed the question How'd you like to come out the loser in a head on collision with a...

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The Murky Research Study:

07.01.1990

YOU SEE THE NEW CAR MEDIA SURVEY JUST PUBLISHED BY J D POWER RAY YEAH THE ONE THAT MATCHES CERTAIN TYPES OF CAR BUYERS WITH THEIR FAVORITE KINDS OF TV SHOWS LIKE THE FACT THAT OF SPORTY CAR BUYERS LIKE...

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Your car

07.01.1990

A few weeks ago you we're talking about how large cars are inherently safer than small cars because of their weight You posed the question How'd you like to come out the loser in a head on collision with a...

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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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Do Yugo parts still exist?

06.01.1990

I HAVE A YUGO IS THERE ANYONE LEFT WHO STILL CARRIES PARTS FOR YUGOS OR SHOULD I DUMP IT I'VE ALSO HEARD THAT YUGO WAS VOTED CAR OF THE YEAR BY THE TOW TRUCK DRIVER'S ASSOCIATION NICK RAY WE CAN'T...

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