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Don't ever, ever keep driving if your brakes have failed without having a mechanic check your car out.

03.01.1996

Finding myself hemmed in at a baseball game I managed to get my right front wheel of my front wheel drive car stuck in a small ditch After rocking back and forth I got it free I proceeded on my...

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Is this truck just old, or does it have a front-end problem?

03.01.1996

Help Help I just drove my son's Ford pickup He loves it but I'm worried because the Ford roadwalks Is that what you call it It wanders all over the place I felt grateful just to keep it in my...

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Recently a guy named Warren wrote to you regarding the...

03.01.1996

Recently a guy named Warren wrote to you regarding the placement of the fuel filler tube He argued that it ought to be in a uniform position and he advocated for the driver's side If I remember correctly you agreed...

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Splash guards for wet, squeaky belts.

02.01.1996

I own a Ford F- XLT Lariat with a V motor I've talked to other Ford owners and we all have the same problem It seems that whenever it rains or the underside of the motor gets wet the belts...

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The case for seeing a mechanic...you might have a lot of life left in your car.

02.01.1996

The mileage on my beloved Chevy Celebrity recently turned past miles The exterior is in good condition no rust no dents I can easily get my ' frame in and out and best of all it's paid for My problem...

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Suggestions for replacing a stripped drain plug?

02.01.1996

I hope you can help me find a product you mentioned in your column The product is a repair kit for Honda oil pans My drain plug is stripped and I've tried several auto parts stores and none of them...

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Going through batteries? Check your alternator.

02.01.1996

months after we purchased our Ford T-bird the original -month battery died with no warning signs and had to be replaced months later THAT -month battery died again without warning and had to be replaced months later the low battery...

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Noises going over speed bumps.

02.01.1996

I drive an ' Beretta and just recently I've noticed that when I drive over a speed bump my car makes a loud bang-bang sound that wasn't there before I asked my brother in law if he thought I should...

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Replacing the water pump while changing a timing belt -- good idea or waste of money?

02.01.1996

I have a Honda Prelude The owner's manual recommends changing the timing belt at miles I took it to a repairman for an estimate and he also recommended that I change the water pump He said water pumps only last...

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Worn out shocks or struts?

02.01.1996

I have a Celica which has begun to exhibit signs of what I think are worn shocks or struts It frequently bottoms out through dips and the tires have begun to rub against something when making sharper turns at moderate...

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