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Is there really such a thing as a muffler "weep hole"?

06.01.2000

A friend of mine has a ' Jeep Cherokee two-wheel drive that he took to the dealer recently because of an ever-so-slight exhaust noise coming from beneath the vehicle The service department told him that the noise was coming from...

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Not to split hairs, but there is a major difference between the words "damped" and "dampened".

06.01.2000

As a retired automotive engineer I enjoy reading your column Your recent column about a ' Ford Tempo caught my attention Your handling of the explanation of what a harmonic balancer is was well done because technical terms like outboard...

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How does static electricity dissipate before a gas nozzle comes in contact with a car?

06.01.2000

How does the static electricity that builds up on a moving car get dissipated before the gas-pump nozzle touches the fill pipe and causes a spark Just wondering -- Lawrence TOM Static electricity is dissipated through the car's tires Lawrence...

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Is it necessary to shift an automatic transmission out of "overdrive"?

06.01.2000

I have a Toyota Camry four-cylinder with an automatic transmission and overdrive My girlfriend uses it occasionally and feels it's ridiculous to manually engage disengage the overdrive when I tell her it's necessary to Her point is what's the use...

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