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Get that front-end shimmy looked at by a mechanic...pronto.

09.01.1995

I have a ' Capri At about mph on a left turn the front end shimmies It doesn't shimmy at any other time It seems that the right front dips down when it happens and the right front shock seems...

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Debbie confirms what Tom & Ray have always suspected: car alarms are useless.

09.01.1995

I cry as I write My baby my Mazda Miata miles was stolen ten days ago I had an alarm At AM a neighbor heard an alarm go off then it was disarmed Then five to ten minutes later it...

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Dr. Ruth weighs in on how to keep your husband from being too obsessed with his "hard body".

09.01.1995

My husband has a Nissan Hard body truck I don't know what a hard body is but he likes talking about it The truck has been great with only one problem--the red paint oxidizes terribly Therefore my husband spends hours...

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My Volvo starts to smell after ten minutes of driving. Help!

09.01.1995

I have an Volvo DL and every time I drive it for more than minutes I get this acrid smell that makes me think the insulation is being burned off a wire What would be your guess as to the...

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A reader suggests a way to escape a vehicle if its electric windows fail in an emergency.

09.01.1995

Some time ago you guys published a letter about a little old lady who was fearful that her car's electric windows wouldn't work if the car plunged into a river In your inimitable way you made her look like an...

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Could a cigarette lighter be used to plug in small appliances?

09.01.1995

I have a Ford LTD I would at times like to use items like a vacuum cleaner small refrigerator emergency lights etc I would like to know if using the cigarette lighter to plug these things in would harm my...

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Why doesn't every car come with overdrive?

09.01.1995

A transmission with overdrive increases gas mileage and reduces engine wear right So how come every car doesn't come with overdrive Ken TOM Almost all cars do Ken Except for a few remaining cheapo cars with three speed automatic transmissions...

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When do I get the most accurate reading on my dipstick?

09.01.1995

When do I get the most accurate reading on a dipstick when checking my oil I've heard two suggestions when the car has been warmed up and the oil is hot and when the car is cold and has been...

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What's the ideal air pressure for my tires to achieve maximum fuel efficiency?

08.01.1995

As a senior citizen on a fixed income I try to save as much gas for my car as possible I have heard that keeping your tires inflated to the maximum or a little over can save gas Is it...

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Is the pool of dark liquid under Sidney's LeSabre something to worry about?

08.01.1995

I have a Buick LeSabre with miles The car runs perfectly except after it is parked in our car port Occasionally in the morning I find a water puddle under the exhaust pipe about six inches in diameter There seems...

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