Can I install after-market air bags?

05.01.1990

I have a Mercedes Diesel with over miles on it It's a great car and I'd like to keep it The only problem is it doesn't have air bags I am completely convinced that air bags increase safety Mercedes tells...

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Our poster child for the Boosters of Fourth Gear

05.01.1990

Since I'm so close to losing my mind over this I really hope you can help me fix my beloved truck I have a Nissan X six-cylinder truck that has not given me an ounce of trouble in all of...

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The Click and Clack award for Priorities in Engineering

05.01.1990

of giving credit where credit is due the Click and Clack award for Priorities in Engineering this week goes to our good friends at General Motors TOM Japan may make cars that don't fall apart They may make engines that...

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A new automotive trend?

05.01.1990

always on the forefront of trends Especially when it comes to buying cars Let me show you what I mean In he bought a Dodge Caravan RAY Right I knew that the mini-van craze was coming Actually credit here goes...

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How does heavy duty suspension affect a Chevy Blazer?

05.01.1990

I purchased a full size Chevrolet Blazer X with heavy duty suspension and quad front shocks The problem is that the vehicle bounces all over the road and if you don't hold the wheel firmly who knows what might happen...

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Is there piqued interest in unintended acceleration?

05.01.1990

We have a Mercury Grand Marquis The engine seems to accelerate all by itself at slow speeds I have to be very careful parking the car or I will run into something I've heard about unintended acceleration Is that my...

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Can I blame my husband for this?

05.01.1990

My husband and I have a Audi which we like very much Last year my husband replaced a set of front wheel brake pads Now when you brake the car you hear a clunk from the region of the front...

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When timing is everything...

05.01.1990

I own a Ford Pick up I have an intermittent problem that has mystified several good mechanics Sometimes after starting my truck driving three miles to town and turning it off it refuses to re-start It sounds as though the...

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A brief history lesson, followed by a foray into the future.

05.01.1990

I've noticed the new ads for certain American cars are using words like longer than last year heavier rear-wheel drive and horror of horrors powerful V- engine I thought the Japanese had taught us a lesson in the Seventies that...

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GMPSS: an American car ailment?

05.01.1990

I have a Oldsmobile When I back out of my garage I have to turn right and then left to avoid hitting the house Since Christmas these turns have been hard to do Also when I leave the car parked...

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Should I change my tranmission fluid?

05.01.1990

Each time I get my oil changed the mechanic suggests I change the transmission fluid too He says it should be done every miles at a cost of dollars Do you agree with his advice and is the price reasonable...

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A band-aid won't heal this problem...

04.01.1990

My problem concerns one of my dash lights When I'm traveling at night the red charge light floats in and out very lightly It gets stronger if I use the heater the defroster the radio or the bright lights I've...

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When a colony of ants moves in...

04.01.1990

I am writing for my daughter because she doesn't feel that her problem concerns the area of your expertise However nothing ventured nothing gained She bought a new Ford Thunderbird LX in February with which she is more than satisfied...

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What does it mean to "throw a rod"?

04.01.1990

A friend of mine told me that he had ruined his car engine while driving very fast on a country road He claims he blew a rod and the motor was worthless after that In more technical terms could you...

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Unidentified rattling object...

04.01.1990

I have a Buick LeSabre with a little less than miles on it A white object has partially covered the odometer and I cannot read the mileage I have checked with our mechanic He has no explanation for it and...

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