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Suspicious of the alternator belt.

11.01.1993

I have a Cadillac Seville with miles It is the - - engine but the computer has been disconnected so it only runs on eight cylinders My problem is that I have a squealing noise from the alternator whenever I...

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Where do "suicide doors" get their name?

11.01.1993

Do you remember the old four-door Lincoln Continentals where the front and back doors both opened out from the same spot in the middle of the car They used to call those suicide doors How did they get that name...

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Newly rebuilt engine is leaking more oil than ever.

11.01.1993

I own a Dodge half-ton pick up with a cubic inch engine that has served me well for miles This past summer it started using oil in town one quart every - miles so I had the engine rebuilt supposedly...

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A high idle speed wreaks havoc on icy roads.

11.01.1993

I have a slick-streets problem with a front-wheel-drive car that my dealer can't help me with When I am slowing down below ten miles per hour on an icy street even using the breaks as lightly as I can the...

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How can I install a rear window defroster kit?

10.01.1993

Help You are my last resort My dear cousin gave me a defroster kit for the rear window of my two-door Ford Escort The kit is three years old now and I still haven't found a mechanic who will put...

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If odometers reset at 99,999 miles, how can I tell if a car has 58k on it, or 158k?

10.01.1993

I have been looking to buy a used truck The problem I've been running into is with the odometer On a lot of cars and trucks the odometer does not go to miles It goes to and then starts over...

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Checking the oil correctly may interfere with someone's romantic plans.

10.01.1993

I teach at a major university about miles from my home During the work week my home away from home is in an apartment complex inhabited primarily by university students Through my window I recently watched a student-age fellow check...

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Steering wheel that's too slick to safely handle.

10.01.1993

I know you've never heard this one I have an ' Buick LeSabre that I bought used The steering wheel is too slick for safe operation I've tried cleaning the wheel and applying all kinds of polishes Nothing works and...

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Electrical wiring or distributor failure?

10.01.1993

I have a Toyota Corolla Just recently the odometer turned over to miles I've had very little trouble with it except for one frustrating condition Shortly after the odometer hit miles I started to have trouble starting the car whenever...

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I will be and getting my driver's license soon My...

10.01.1993

I will be and getting my driver's license soon My parents want to buy me a new car but we aren't sure which cars to look at Can you recommend a model with the following features and a price of...

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