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That liquid spraying from your AC isn't freon, it's oil from the compressor.

07.01.1993

Two summers ago in my VW Jetta I noticed that a brown spray appeared on the underside of the hood above the AC unit Last summer the AC went dead and I had a mechanic look at it He said...

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What's the difference between a Ford Tempo and a Mercury Topaz?

07.01.1993

I am interested in purchasing either a Ford Tempo or a Mercury Topaz The Mercury dealer says they are different which explains why the Mercury costs more Yet physically they look the same Please explain Mandel TOM They're exactly the...

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A car that always runs hot may need to be seen by a radiator specialist.

07.01.1993

My wife owns a Nissan Sentra She is always concerned about the temperature gauge reading close to or at the end of the H range This happens especially while going up hills on hot days The dealership checked it out...

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If you're burning (not leaking) oil, the problem will only get worse.

07.01.1993

My Olds Cutlass uses two quarts of oil for every gas fill up The car appears to be burning oil since there is no leak I can't afford a new motor or car Is there something else I can do...

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