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I'm getting ready to purchase my first automobile this summer...

04.01.1993

I'm getting ready to purchase my first automobile this summer and I have my heart set on an old British sports car I'd either like an MG or a Triumph Spitfire However my parents aren't exactly thrilled because they feel...

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I have been through the same process with dealers many...

04.01.1993

I have been through the same process with dealers many times Currently I own a Ford Explorer The dealership advises me that it is against federal law to disconnect the chime feature that drives me crazy every time I open...

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My mom owns a Merkur Scorpio that I drive quite...

04.01.1993

My mom owns a Merkur Scorpio that I drive quite often It has miles on it The problem we have is when you hit the brakes to stop the steering wheel shakes and shimmies to the right and left all...

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My dear father and I seek eternal truth from an...

04.01.1993

My dear father and I seek eternal truth from an indisputable source Recently my father tried to convince me that all of the repairs done on my car have been routine maintenance it's a Chevy Camaro so we KNOW that's...

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I really enjoy reading your col umn and thank you...

03.01.1993

I really enjoy reading your col umn and thank you for the valuable information which I share with other family mem bers I have a question I don't think you've ever answered It seems that our fuel gauge reg isters...

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Why don't starters have a safety feature on them which...

03.01.1993

Why don't starters have a safety feature on them which would prevent them from engaging once the engine is already started It seems to me that this feature would be fairly easy to implement I'm convinced that I ruined the...

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I own a Ford Escort Recently the car overheated due...

03.01.1993

I own a Ford Escort Recently the car overheated due to a faulty fan relay The car had only miles on it and now I need a new engine In the future I was wondering if it would be a...

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My car is a Toyota Tercel The problem is that...

03.01.1993

My car is a Toyota Tercel The problem is that last June the car wouldn't start So the local gas station replaced the distributor Then the same thing happened in September November and January The last three times the distributor...

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I need help with a car problem It's a Chevy...

03.01.1993

I need help with a car problem It's a Chevy Impala with a V- The automatic transmission has been leaking a quart of fluid a week for about six months The problem is that the engine oil keeps going up...

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Please resolve an ongoing discussion in our home Should the...

03.01.1993

Please resolve an ongoing discussion in our home Should the air conditioner be turned off when you shut off the engine My theory is that if you turn off the a c when you start the car it won't cause...

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