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We have a pressing question which is putting a strain...

07.01.1993

We have a pressing question which is putting a strain on our marriage My position is that turning the steering wheel with the car stationary puts a stress on the steering linkage which will eventually lead to excessive wear I...

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Two summers ago in my VW Jetta I noticed that...

07.01.1993

Two summers ago in my VW Jetta I noticed that a brown spray appeared on the underside of the hood above the AC unit Last summer the AC went dead and I had a mechanic look at it He said...

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I am interested in purchasing either a Ford Tempo or...

07.01.1993

I am interested in purchasing either a Ford Tempo or a Mercury Topaz The Mercury dealer says they are different which explains why the Mercury costs more Yet physically they look the same Please explain Mandel TOM They're exactly the...

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My wife owns a Nissan Sentra She is always concerned...

07.01.1993

My wife owns a Nissan Sentra She is always concerned about the temperature gauge reading close to or at the end of the H range This happens especially while going up hills on hot days The dealership checked it out...

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My Olds Cutlass uses two quarts of oil for every...

07.01.1993

My Olds Cutlass uses two quarts of oil for every gas fill up The car appears to be burning oil since there is no leak I can't afford a new motor or car Is there something else I can do...

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Our Honda Accord LX purchased new in April of now...

06.01.1993

Our Honda Accord LX purchased new in April of now has miles on it not bad for two seventy-year-old drivers We have followed the Honda handbook recommendations for maintenance every miles At our last maintenance miles the garage placed a...

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I recently bought a Toyota Corolla station wagon my first...

06.01.1993

I recently bought a Toyota Corolla station wagon my first new car since It's front two-piece seat belts are horrible The shoulder harness theoretically stays fastened all the time But if I leave it fastened it catches me my parcels...

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I have enjoyed your columns very much You seem to...

06.01.1993

I have enjoyed your columns very much You seem to know a lot about cars Maybe you can clear up what has long been a mystery for me What do those crazy initials after a car's name signify I know...

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While riding with a dear friend in her Nissan Maxima...

06.01.1993

While riding with a dear friend in her Nissan Maxima -speed I was appalled to observe that she skips third gear When I questioned her she said she has always driven this way and has never had any problems with...

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One sunny Sunday afternoon we set out on a two...

06.01.1993

One sunny Sunday afternoon we set out on a two hour freeway trip I noticed several cars right away with their lights on My wife said she had read somewhere that driving with your headlights on in broad daylight was...

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