Rear tire blowouts v. front tire blowouts...

03.01.1990

Which is more dangerous and harmful to a driver's ability to control his or her vehicle while in motion a front tire blowout or a rear tire blowout Bruce TOM Gee Bruce what an interesting question The conventional wisdom USED...

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The oil and vinegar will be at the bottom.

03.01.1990

On a Crown Victoria which is sitting on a level floor with the proper amount of oil in it what part of the crank shaft is submerged in that oil David TOM None Some of the herbs and croutons may...

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A crusade to improve battery safety...

03.01.1990

Hardly a month goes by when you don't read about how dangerous car batteries can be We are told over and over again to be very careful jumpstarting them So why don't battery manufacturers take more care in labeling the...

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Do I have to replace the stems with the tires?

03.01.1990

Do you really have to get the stems replaced whenever you buy new tires or is this something the tire stores use to make a little extra money Jeff TOM This question calls for another one of the Click and...

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Is it okay to let a car sit undriven for six months?

03.01.1990

My son's Subaru station wagon will be parked at my house for six months while he is out of the country What do I need to do to ensure it will run when he returns How often should it be...

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Is my dealer justified in charging for the labor costs of rags and lubricants?

02.01.1990

Being a frugal person a k a cheapskate I am infuriated with the local Honda dealer who charges an additional per hour of the labor rate for materials such as rags and lubricants Am I the only one who thinks...

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No signs of my leaking coolant...

02.01.1990

I have an ' Buick LeSabre and I have to fill the bottle up with coolant every few months The radiator is full and I don't have any leaks Where is it going Pam TOM Were you paying attention in...

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The age old stinky milk problem...

02.01.1990

A half-gallon of milk rolled out of my grocery sack and under the seat of my car I thought I left the milk at the store The car soon began to smell awful I took it to the dealer to...

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Am I doomed to die at some God-forsaken intersection?

02.01.1990

I have a Plymouth Satellite V- with miles on the engine I can't seem to fix the accelerator pump When the engine is cold the car will die when I attempt to accelerate like when I start up from a...

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A radio that only plays country music...

02.01.1990

I have a problem with the digital radio on my Mazda On occasion it blanks out I lose the FM stations and it appears to lose all power When it dies the tape deck will still play and I can...

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Last February I bought a Ford Galaxy with an cylinder...

02.01.1990

Last February I bought a Ford Galaxy with an cylinder engine and three-speed manual transmission I have recently been going through quite a bit of oil I went to check the water one day and found out where my oil...

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Is it my head, or my car's, that is cracked?

02.01.1990

Last February I bought a Ford Galaxy with an cylinder engine and three-speed manual transmission I have recently been going through quite a bit of oil I went to check the water one day and found out where my oil...

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Unlike wine, motor oil doesn't improve with age.

02.01.1990

Approximately how long will name brand multi-viscosity oil retain its lubricating and protective qualities when kept in the original sealed container Vic TOM Forever but if I were you I wouldn't keep it that long RAY Unlike wine motor oil...

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My car the jerk...

02.01.1990

I have a Chevrolet Celebrity with a V- engine and miles The car runs fine and gets good mileage on the highway but when I start to reduce my speed on the exit ramp the car develops a jerky motion...

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Why does my heater blow cold air?

02.01.1990

My Chevy Luv pick-up truck runs and behaves just fine But last week I noticed a strange thing that happened twice Once while discharging a passenger and again while waiting for a longer-than-average red light the heater started blowing cold...

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