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Is it really possible to overfill one's transmission with fluid?

03.01.1995

Does it harm an automatic transmission if the fluid is well above the full mark on the dipstick Lynn TOM Apparently it does You may notice a little warning that says something like Caution Do Not Overfill Overfilling May Lead...

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Was an extra charge for flushing out my tire necessary?

03.01.1995

Upon leaving my house one day last week I noticed my car had a flat tire It is virtually impossible to remove a wheel previously installed with an air-operated impact wrench so I chose to use a can of Patch...

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Could a small filter possibly do as good a job as a larger filter?

03.01.1995

Toyota has reduced the size of oil filters for my Toyota Tercel and many other models to make removal easier in small engine compartments They insist that the smaller size filters oil just as well as the previous larger size...

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Mechanic might be right about the old battery but is shooting himself in the foot.

02.01.1995

I enjoy your column very much I learn a lot from it and even when there's nothing in a column I can use I always at least get a chuckle or two Maybe you can help my daughter with a...

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How can I improve the road noise I'm hearing in my new Ford Escort?

02.01.1995

Having based my selection of a new automobile on economy and ease of handling I recently purchased a new Ford Escort Although these two requirements have been adequately met I am disappointed with the amount of road and engine noise...

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If my car is struck by lightening, what are the odds of getting electricuted?

02.01.1995

A car driven by someone I know was travelling down the highway and was struck by lightning Fire flamed up the antenna and also burned a hole in one tire The occupant was OK Would we be in any danger...

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Should Chrysler repair an engine that fails after only 22k miles?

02.01.1995

Have you ever heard of a car that had an engine breakdown after having been driven only miles and cost to repair Even if it was seven years old I have such a car a Dodge This car has had...

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Is it OK to skip the granny gear when starting a car and go straight into second gear?

02.01.1995

I need you two to settle a dispute between my brother and me He and his wife have five-speed manual transmissions in each of their cars She has a Beretta GT and he has a Chevy S- Both were bought...

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Why is my hydrometer telling me that my fully charged batteries are only partially charged?

02.01.1995

I have always checked the condition of my battery by checking the specific gravity with a hydrometer I recently purchased an Exide battery The specific gravity of the battery stays about whether the battery is fully charged or completely discharged...

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Once and for all: The right way to wash a car.

02.01.1995

We read your column every week and thought you could help answer a question and save a marriage Is there a right was to wash a car If so why My husband says to wash a car you start on...

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