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Any chance a bad thermostat could cause my check-engine-light to come on?

03.01.1995

I have a Ford Aerostar with miles on it I have two problems Problem When I put on the brakes my oil light comes on and my oil needle drops all the way down like I don't have any oil...

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Could suspicious tachometer readings be caused by a change in wheel or tire size?

03.01.1995

I enjoy your column but I think you goofed recently You answered a letter from Ken who noticed that his tachometer was reading about rpm higher than it used to at miles an hour Based on his information you correctly...

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Is it really possible to overfill one's transmission with fluid?

03.01.1995

Does it harm an automatic transmission if the fluid is well above the full mark on the dipstick Lynn TOM Apparently it does You may notice a little warning that says something like Caution Do Not Overfill Overfilling May Lead...

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Was an extra charge for flushing out my tire necessary?

03.01.1995

Upon leaving my house one day last week I noticed my car had a flat tire It is virtually impossible to remove a wheel previously installed with an air-operated impact wrench so I chose to use a can of Patch...

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