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What to do about my whiney Honda...

05.01.1992

My Honda Accord -door has about miles on it At about mph it sometimes starts emitting a high pitched whine It usually starts on a hilly up and down stretch but then seems to continue even on the flat The...

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Wipers with a moisture-related problem.

05.01.1992

My Nissan SX has a windshield wiper problem that none of the mechanics I have consulted seem to be able to fix At random times while driving in bad weather the wiper blades will first start to slow down as...

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Does the smell of anti-freeze mean something is wrong?

05.01.1992

I'm a little old lady who owns a Chevy Celebrity that I only drive to Bingo and area stores The car has less than miles on it Recently when it stalled on a cold start I took it in for...

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We ain't junk yards!

05.01.1992

I enjoy your column I find your wit and humor mix well with your obvious mechanical expertise I've just got one gripe It's the way you refer to Auto Salvage Yards as Junk Yards Come on fellas We have enough...

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Leaded v. unleaded gasoline...

05.01.1992

I have a friend in southern California who is the proud owner of a beautiful low mileage Mercedes SEL sedan This car belonged to her year old mother who drove it very little before retiring from the driving scene She...

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Downshifting IS bad for the car.

05.01.1992

My problem To begin with my age is I've had a running friendly argument with my two sons ages and and my ex-wife I was taught way back that when one drives a stick shift one should down shift to...

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An "old husband's tale":

04.01.1992

In order to prevent carburetor problems my practice has been to fill up my gas tank before it gets below one-quarter full Trying to convince my wife to do the same has been difficult What's your opinion Possibly if I...

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Horsepower...clarify please.

04.01.1992

The guys at the watering hole are ready to fight over this one One group believes that when you see HP that refers to the size of the engine The other group says that the horsepower is measured by the...

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The stone age "split boot."

04.01.1992

I have been informed that the rubber boots on my C V joints are getting worn and should be replaced The job is quite expensive however since the front end has to be partially disassembled to re place these rubber...

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A paint job ought to last longer than three years.

04.01.1992

I have a question about paint My three year old Chevy Beretta is losing its paint color It started out as a black car and now the entire trunk has turned completely gray while the rest of the car has...

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