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Is it possible to swap out a manual transmission for an automatic?

10.01.1995

My daughter has given me her car a VW Jetta which is a stick shift I am having difficulty shifting and wonder if I could have the transmission changed to an automatic Or would it be cheaper and safer to...

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Can I get away with just buying more oil to avoid a hefty repair bill?

09.01.1995

We recently decided to reduce our expenses and increase our fitness levels by becoming a one-car family Unfortunately it now appears that we will increase both our expenses and our fitness The remaining car is a Hyundai Sonata which burns...

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Where can I find a wiring kit for a 1924 Studebaker?

09.01.1995

I have a question that nobody has been able to answer I own a restored Studebaker and recently had a small fire under the dash with the wiring I would like to rewire the ignition and whatever else is necessary...

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No, your car should NOT start in Drive.

09.01.1995

I have a Toyota Corolla that starts in Park Neutral AND Drive It was my understanding that cars are only supposed to star in Park or Neutral not Drive Is this something I should worry about Or is it just...

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Why is there no manual override for electric windows?

09.01.1995

Can you please tell me why cars with electric windows don't have a bypass control to open a window when the ignition is turned off If my husband stops for gas and happens to remove the key I have to...

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Was this burned out clutch caused by its foreign moniker or by towing a boat?

09.01.1995

It was very reassuring to learn from your booklet Ten Ways You May Be Ruining Your Car Without Even Knowing It that I'm doing a lot of the right things to keep my car in good condition I hope you...

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An advertisement for the new Cadillac claims that the car...

09.01.1995

An advertisement for the new Cadillac claims that the car is capable of travelling miles without engine damage even if it lost all of its coolant The Cadillac saleman said that this is the result of a sophisticated system that...

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Could removing the "gappers" from your spark plugs increase power and gas mileage?

09.01.1995

I drive an old about years Chevy which gets terrible gas mileage Someone at work mentioned once that he had as an experiment removed the gappers from his spark plugs and that by doing so he had increased both the...

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When should I be engaging the 4WD on my Ford Explorer?

09.01.1995

With winter driving conditions upon us I need to have a difference of opinion settled I have a four wheel drive Ford Explorer The four wheel drive should be a plus in hazardous driving conditions such as ice However whenever...

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What's the shelf life for an unopened can of motor oil?

09.01.1995

Can you tell me anything about the shelf life of unused motor oil By circumstance I have inherited unopened quarts and I can't help but wonder if the additives contained therein may have broken down over time in the can...

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