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Why is the dealer's quote so much lower on a rack and pinion job?

08.01.1995

I've been told I need a rack and pinion job on my ' Honda Prelude I was quoted by a local repair shop for the parts only Surprisingly the Honda dealer quoted me for parts AND labor the parts portion...

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Tell me it's not normal for a Suburu clutch to wear out every 26k miles!

08.01.1995

The clutch had to be replaced on our Subaru Legacy Wagon at miles My husband and I each have more than years of experience driving with a clutch and our other three cars had original clutches at over miles The...

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Is the transmission on my Microbus kaput?

08.01.1995

Here's the story VW van On a cold damp day in February the manual transmission got stuck in Reverse After much cajoling swearing and pushing it it unsticks and seems to be fine Now in the hot humid weather I...

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How Much Gas Does it Take to Start a Car?

08.01.1995

How much gas does it take to start a car anyway? Andy needs to settle a bet with his sister's boyfriend who says it's less wasteful to leave a car idling than it is to turn it off and back on again. Who's right?

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What's the best way to warm up a car? Lunch hangs in the balance.

08.01.1995

It has recently been brought to my attention that a certain co-worker of mine has depleted his reserve of brain cells You see he is a product of the sixties and you know what that means He is under the...

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Do mice prefer Mazdas over Jeeps?

08.01.1995

Recently I noticed my Mazda RX- was not accelerating properly When I took the car into the dealership the service manager told me that the fuel injection system was apparently stuffed with bird seed and dog food which I keep...

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WD-40 to fix squeaky belts? Bad idea.

08.01.1995

I am the owner of a Mercury Grand Marquis Recently I had all new belts installed at miles because I plan to keep the car a while longer Within a few days the belts began squealing unmercifully We returned to...

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Saving money while Mother Nature picks up the tab.

08.01.1995

Here's an oil recycling idea My work car burns one quart of oil per week When I change the oil in my new family car I save the oil and pour it into the old oil burner Am I eco-friendly...

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What's the black goo ozzing from Judith's doors?

08.01.1995

My husband and I have a Nissan Stanza purchased new which has developed a problem that none of the mechanics including the dealer have been able to cure The doors are all leaking a greasy black ooze It's coming from...

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No doubt about it, Clyde's Lincoln needs a new carburetor float.

08.01.1995

I am not a mechanic but I'm restoring a ' Lincoln Mark IV When stopping down hill on a right turn my engine often dies It doesn't seem to do it at any other times Could this be my carburetor...

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