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I recently read an advertisement for a product called a...

09.01.1993

I recently read an advertisement for a product called a Turbo Timer that leaves the engine running at idle for up to ten minutes after you park the car and remove the keys The ad claimed that this would stabilize...

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I just had to replace the two year old battery...

09.01.1993

I just had to replace the two year old battery in my Dodge Rampage I've had the car a year and a half and the papers that came with it indicate that the battery was installed in Whenever I opened...

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Why is reception on my AM car radio so poor...

09.01.1993

Why is reception on my AM car radio so poor The last two cars I've owned an ' Sterling and a ' Taurus had wiring that enabled me to listen to my spark plugs and windshield wipers on the radio...

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I am a young adult looking to purchase an automobile...

09.01.1993

I am a young adult looking to purchase an automobile I have always wanted a Jeep type vehicle of some sort I recently saw a something called a Land Rover parked in my neighborhood I fell in love with this...

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I have a brand new automatic Toyota Corolla It will...

09.01.1993

I have a brand new automatic Toyota Corolla It will not start AT TIMES I have taken it back to the dealership twice and they cannot find the problem They instructed me once to put it in Neutral and try...

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I own a Chrysler Cordoba My deceased husband was a...

09.01.1993

I own a Chrysler Cordoba My deceased husband was a good mechanic However like the proverbial shoemaker never repairing his own shoes my husband was negligent in doing his own mechnical work Consequently the car needed worth of work recently...

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On my way to work every day I go over...

09.01.1993

On my way to work every day I go over several speed bumps on a certain street Can this in any way hurt my car over a long period of time Meredith TOM It certainly can Meredith We're rushing you...

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You really made a big mistake in your advice to...

09.01.1993

You really made a big mistake in your advice to Don regarding his wheels He was the guy whose wheels were rusted onto to his old car You told him to have a mechanic heat up the wheels with an...

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This question has bugged me for years Why do vehicles...

09.01.1993

This question has bugged me for years Why do vehicles with automatic transmissions have mileage ratings that are lower than vehicles with manual transmissions My father says it's because cars with automatic transmissions have to idle higher That could explain...

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The right front wheel of my Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera shrieks...

09.01.1993

The right front wheel of my Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera shrieks horribly Mostly this happens in the first couple of miles of driving and then intermittently I find this embarrassing not to mention disturbing I have taken it to four mechanics...

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