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Do speedbumps damage a car's suspension?

09.01.1993

On my way to work every day I go over several speed bumps on a certain street Can this in any way hurt my car over a long period of time Meredith TOM It certainly can Meredith We're rushing you...

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Removing wheels that have been rusted onto the car.

09.01.1993

You really made a big mistake in your advice to Don regarding his wheels He was the guy whose wheels were rusted onto to his old car You told him to have a mechanic heat up the wheels with an...

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Do manual transmissions still get better gas mileage than autmatic transmissions?

09.01.1993

This question has bugged me for years Why do vehicles with automatic transmissions have mileage ratings that are lower than vehicles with manual transmissions My father says it's because cars with automatic transmissions have to idle higher That could explain...

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What's behind this shrieking wheel?

09.01.1993

The right front wheel of my Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera shrieks horribly Mostly this happens in the first couple of miles of driving and then intermittently I find this embarrassing not to mention disturbing I have taken it to four mechanics...

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