The truth about anti-lock breaks...

01.01.1990

After reading your real up-beat synopsis of anti-lock brakes I feel compelled to tell the downside I have them on my Buick Grand National and I thought they were great until the entire system needed to be replaced at a...

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Thoughts on the supercharged engine...

01.01.1990

I read your comments on the decreased longevity of turbo-charged engines You said that these particular engines don't last as long as their non-turbo counterparts What are your general feelings about the supercharged V- engine that is now being sold...

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Why does my plastic air deflector scrape the road in the cold?

01.01.1990

I purchased a new Chevy Celebrity Eurosport During the winter months the front plastic air deflector below the front bumper scrapes the road whenever I go over a bump The scraping only occurs when the temperature drops below degrees What...

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My horn beeps spontaneously, make it stop!

01.01.1990

Please help I have a Buick Electra Anytime the weather is degrees or colder my horn will start to blow between two and four in the morning This is causing me a great deal of embarrassment What's your advice Dom...

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Should I give my old clunker away?

01.01.1990

Can you help me find a useful fate for my English Ford Cortina Deluxe I've owned this car since it was new Within a few years it became difficult to find parts for it and now it sits idle for...

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My is my oil guage light on?

01.01.1990

I own a Toyota Corolla Sedan The dashboard light for what I think is the amount of oil comes on between gearshifts There is no evidence of leakage and I just had the oil and filter changed What could be...

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Will too much oil in the crank damage my motor?

01.01.1990

Could too much oil in the crank case do damage to the motor I had an oil change on my Chevrolet Spectrum at the dealer It started to leak the next day which it never did before I took it...

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A vehicle for cross-country travelers

01.01.1990

Your article on the travel trailer was almost a year too late for us but I enjoyed the warning to others We had purchased a foot trailer last February which my husband felt could be towed by our large Chevrolet...

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The mystery of the sinking float...

01.01.1990

We have over miles on our Plymouth Valiant This car has always had excellent care but has developed a dangerous problem over the last several years which our mechanic Bud has not been able to solve As we approach a...

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Labor costs v. doing-it-myself...

12.01.1989

I just a had a speedometer light bulb replaced on my Ford Thunderbird The dashboard had to be removed to do this Two bulbs cost but the labor cost The speedometer is difficult to read without the light Is this...

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What do I do about my outta-control lights?

12.01.1989

We own a Mazda GLC The right emergency flasher only works if we also flip on the right turn signal After a few minutes we can flip off the right turn signal and both flashers stay on Also when the...

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Do I need a new heater fan?

12.01.1989

I have a ' Buick Century My heater fan won't stay on high When I switch to high it either does nothing or runs for a few minutes then kicks off It works fine on low and medium Any suggestions...

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How do I remove cement from my hood?

12.01.1989

My husband drove our Cadillac somewhere where they were doing construction work and got the hood of the car splashed with what we think is cement It has now dried and we have used everything but paint remover to clean...

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Call Conan the Electrocutor...

12.01.1989

How long does a month battery really last Jean TOM That's one of the great unanswered questions of our time Jean It's up there with what is the meaning of life and how many Corinthians were sacrificed for each crushed-Corinthian...

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My does my VW Super Beetle die in the rain?

12.01.1989

I love my VW Super Beetle and have had no problems with it except this one After years maybe you can tell my why it always stalls out in damp rainy weather I brought it back to the dealer several...

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