Why was the idea of front wheel drive shelved from the 1920s to the 1970s?

09.01.1989

I ran across an interesting bit of history recently It seems that Cord made a front wheel drive car in I also found out that Mr Cord put himself in dire straits with the Securities and Exchange Commission by valuing...

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What's the purpose of the bronze coil in the Volvo fuel injection system?

09.01.1989

I've had a couple of Volvos that have taken me well over miles each One was a my current one is an ' Here's the question Both cars have in a hose that snakes around the fuel injection system a...

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Is it wise to buy a car in during a "one day sale"?

09.01.1989

It has been a long time since I bought a car and I need some advice--immediately--on how to go about it I bought my Datsun in and it's time to get another car The reason for the urgency is that...

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Is it worth spending more for extra safety features?

09.01.1989

After years of buying dogs I had an old Chevy Nova and a Vega I am ready to move up Is the All-trac Camry safer to drive in the snow and rain and is it worth the cost Do you...

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How to go about selling a classic car...

09.01.1989

I have a Lincoln sedan butterfly doors white leather upholstery in excellent condition It was my husbands I have finally come to the point where I can let some one else enjoy it although I don't want just anybody to...

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Did the mechanics destroy my transmission?

09.01.1989

I originally bought my Toyota Tercel because of its excellent repair record and planned to put a couple of hundred thousand miles on it Now I'm worried The car is four years old has approximately miles on it the oil...

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Will driving a new car fast at the get-go get you better mileage later on?

09.01.1989

Is it true that driving a new car fast from the very beginning instead of slowly as the book tells you to will set the engine in some way so that it gets better mileage later on A Toyota mechanic...

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Why does the coil in Dodge Van die whenever I'm on an Air Force Base?

09.01.1989

I have an esoteric one for you I have a Dodge Van slant speed manual transmission Twice--at and miles the coil died Each time it died within ten minutes of being on the local Air Force Base Could there be...

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Why did my electricity fail after jump starting another car?

09.01.1989

One cold winter night I pulled into a parking lot with my Pontiac LeMans Before I shut down the engine somebody asked for a jump start Me being the nice guy that I am and she being of the opposite...

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Why does my car pop out of gear when driving up steep hills?

09.01.1989

I have a Subaru GL WD Wagon The car runs perfectly and has gone over miles A minor problem occurs when the car is in first gear on a very steep hill headed downhill It will sometimes pop out of...

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Should I give my car to my son?

09.01.1989

Please comment on whether I should buy a preowned Porsche and give my ' Ford Tempo to my son for a graduation present let me mention that we are not that close My other idea is to buy a preowned...

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Can you explain the Mercedes Benz model designation?

09.01.1989

I'm having trouble understanding Mercedes Benz model designation Would you please explain it to me so I can tell what a E is Rob TOM It's actually very simple Rob The first number refers to the engine displacement So a...

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How long should you let your turbo engine idle before turning it off?

08.01.1989

We have a Peugeot Turbo Wagon We love the comfortable ride and the nice features However after only miles the turbo burned out Thankfully it was under warranty but the dealer tried to blame us by saying that we didn't...

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What to do about leaky power brake boosters...

08.01.1989

I have a practically new fuel injected Volvo with miles on it When I step on the brake while idling the rpms drop almost to the point of killing the engine The brake fluid level has been fine The mechanics...

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Does "unintended acceleration" really exist?

08.01.1989

My brother-in-law who never makes mistakes drove his Nissan Maxima off the end of his driveway and into the woods He attributed this to unintended acceleration and maintained that his foot was on the brake the entire time My personal...

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