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Accelerator pedal is howling, and we might know what's causing it!

01.01.1993

I have a Oldsmobile Regency Brougham When driving in a very heavy rain storm suddenly a loud roar howling sound is heard If I press down on the accelerator pedal the sound becomes louder but when I release pressure completely...

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Is "posi-traction" just another name for "limited slip differential"?

01.01.1993

I called two Chevy dealers and one four-wheel-drive specialist and got three different answers Then I talked with my boyfriend who happens to be very mechanically inclined and that was the icing on the cake of confusion I own a...

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Will a rebuilt engine that is too tight ever loosen up, or does it need another rebuild?

01.01.1993

I recently had my cubic inch Ford V totally rebuilt using sixty thousandths over sized pistons A new water pump and a new oversized heavy duty radiator were in stalled After installation there has been an unacceptable overheating problem The...

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Shameless promotion: How to track down our book.

01.01.1993

I really enjoy your column and your radio show We own two Toyota Camrys and don't have any car problems but I'd love to know how to get a copy of your book I've been clipping and mailing your column...

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