Wheel covers...who needs 'em?

12.01.1989

I have a real problem with the wheel covers on my Delta The wire spokes rattle terribly The garage said to tape them with electrical tape which I did but they have to be re-taped every month New ones are...

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Why does my beloved car rattle on the highway?

12.01.1989

I write to you concerning our beloved Cumulus a white Buick LaSabre We call it Cumulus because it rides like a cloud It has miles and we are beginning to hear things we don't like When we take longer trips...

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What's does 4 X 4 actually mean?

12.01.1989

I had the impression that X meant wheel drive and speed manual transmission Now I see advertisements for X X etc What do these terms mean Will TOM This is what we'll call automotive poetic license I always thought that...

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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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When your car is like a fine wine...

11.01.1989

My Rotary Engine Mazda RX has over miles and has never had a problem In fact the older it gets the better it seems to run and the less oil it consumes At some point I assume the engine will...

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Antenna woes...

11.01.1989

We have a lovely old ' Cadillac that suits our needs and comfort just fine We have one problem The car's antenna is in the windshield Since we got a new windshield years ago the radio reception has diminished so...

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Why does my AC stink up my car?

11.01.1989

When I turn on the air conditioner in my Ford Thunderbird I get a musty mildew odor It goes away in about or minutes What's my problem Rufus RAY You have mold building up in your air conditioning system One...

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How often should I re-line my brakes?

11.01.1989

I am perplexed by my Acura Integra I had the front brakes re-lined at miles and the rear brakes done at miles Each time it cost me It is my contention that brakes pads should not have to be replaced...

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My car hums and groins when I accelerate...

11.01.1989

We recently purchased a Chevrolet Celebrity with a V- engine The engine is quiet at idle but when we accelerate we hear a humming or light groaning The Chevy service manager's advice is don't concentrate on the noise He says...

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Trouble with my headbolts...

11.01.1989

We drive cross country frequently and we have a question about our Buick It was trouble free until one week ago when a headbolt broke We had to be towed The Buick people replaced the bolt after drilling out what...

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A Mercury Cougar and the French Riviera...

11.01.1989

I am a single year old female with a better than average income I am in the process of buying a new car and I'm torn between the Mercury Cougar LS and the Buick Riviera What should I opt for...

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New from Tokyo:

11.01.1989

not to recommend any more Japanese cars until they give us back Rockefeller Center we'd still like to tell you about this year's Tokyo Motor Show--the World Series of auto shows In addition to unveiling the production models the Tokyo...

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In our humble opinion...

11.01.1989

chores really start to pile up my brother and I start looking for things to do Luckily we can always use the excuse that we have to test some new cars So while our wives were out raking the leaves...

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The proper jump start procedure...

11.01.1989

A friend needed a jump start the other day He attached the last negative cable to his negative battery terminal I said he should have attached it to a metal surface other than the battery Who was correct John RAY...

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"RPMS" v. "RPM"

11.01.1989

Your readers sometimes refer to RPMS You recently used the same incorrect term RPM is the abbreviation for Revolutions Per MINUTE not Revolutions Per MINUTES I am surprised that you permit even encourage this erroneous pluralization to continue John RAY...

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