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The most dangerous part of the car...

02.01.1992

I've heard the saying that the most dangerous part of the car is the loose nut behind the wheel but I would vote for the right side view mirror Why is it designed so that the approaching car appears to...

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You should never, ever remove the thermostat.

02.01.1992

I have had several opposing views expressed to me about whether it makes a car run cooler in the summer to remove the thermostat Does it Lee TOM Yes Lee removing the thermostat does make the car run cooler But...

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Your fuel pump is leaking, and that's why you're only getting a lousy ten miles to the gallon.

02.01.1992

Our father small f recently gave us an old Datsun station wagon with an automatic transmission It runs well but we get less than ten miles per gallon There is a very small leak of gasoline coming from under the...

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What does ASE stand for?

02.01.1992

Some local automotive repair establishments advertise AAA and ASE affiliation I am familiar with AAA but what does ASE stand for Should these designations influence my choice of where to have my automobiles repaired Charlie TOM ASE is the symbol...

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Check the oil first thing in the morning.

02.01.1992

How about settling a simple argument Is it best to check the oil level when the car is cold or after the car has been running Carol RAY Most owner's manuals tell you to check the oil first thing in...

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Since three new carburators haven't solved anything, the problem may not be with carburetor.

02.01.1992

At the age of the transportation love of my life is a ' Cadillac that runs like a jewel after it gets two miles from home The car starts perfectly and runs fine until you stop or make a turn...

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The pros and cons of a convertible: Don King vs. a Ginsu knife.

01.01.1992

Next year I am buying a new car I have been admiring the Chrysler LeBaron for some time Also I have always wanted to own a convertible I think the LeBaron convertible is a beautiful classy car Please give me...

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Automatics can't be roll started.

01.01.1992

Can a car with an automatic transmission be started in gear by rolling I had a Cadillac and the starter failed in New Hampshire at the top of the Kancamangus Highway I was tempted to roll down this great big...

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Wise Guy

01.01.1992

I am writing to expose the myth of Japanese car superiority We purchased a new Toyota Corolla in January of ' and it has just reached miles--somehow Despite changing the oil and filter every to miles and getting a major...

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Olive oil usually works for us.

01.01.1992

In December of we purchased a Camaro RS The surpentine belt on it has been squealing for a year and a half or longer We've had it replaced hoping it would cure the problem but it didn't We're out and...

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