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Steering wheel that's too slick to safely handle.

10.01.1993

I know you've never heard this one I have an ' Buick LeSabre that I bought used The steering wheel is too slick for safe operation I've tried cleaning the wheel and applying all kinds of polishes Nothing works and...

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Electrical wiring or distributor failure?

10.01.1993

I have a Toyota Corolla Just recently the odometer turned over to miles I've had very little trouble with it except for one frustrating condition Shortly after the odometer hit miles I started to have trouble starting the car whenever...

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I will be and getting my driver's license soon My...

10.01.1993

I will be and getting my driver's license soon My parents want to buy me a new car but we aren't sure which cars to look at Can you recommend a model with the following features and a price of...

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Engage the parking brake before or after shifting into "Park"?

10.01.1993

I told a friend that she should use her parking brake before she puts her automatic transmission in Park I told her that she should do this to save the wear and tear on the parking pawl and prevent it...

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Golden Rule: preventative maintenance ALWAYS costs less than repairs.

10.01.1993

I have a problem I own free and clear a Nissan Sentra that has miles on it and I've never done anything to it except replace its four tires keep it oiled and lubed and put gas in it I...

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Vodka in the antifreeze reservoir? No problem.

10.01.1993

We are both Canada Customs Inspectors at the Windsor-Detroit border crossing Recently we examined a Cadillac Seville in our secondary inspection area Under the hood of the car we discovered an undeclared oz bottle of vodka wrapped in some rags...

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Get used to that '79 Corolla, it may never die.

10.01.1993

I have a problem with my car that I have never seen addressed in your column before I drive a Toyota Corolla that I bought new years ago The problem I am having is that I can't get it to...

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How should I prepare my car to be stored through the winter?

10.01.1993

Aloha I live in Hawaii but travel to Vermont in the summer and have a car that I leave in Vermont It's a Subaru WD wagon Every year it sits through the freezing winter I have taken the battery out...

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Think you're immune from "General Motors Power Steering Syndrome" because you drive a Saab? Think again.

10.01.1993

I have a Saab with power steering that is hard to steer when it is first driven After driving five to ten miles it works normally There is no fluid loss I have taken it to two seperate shops One...

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What do you think of those so-called nose protectors?

09.01.1993

What gives with those so-called nose protectors that people purchase for their cars to curb front end damage caused by flying gravel bugs road debris etc Untold millions of dollars have been spent through the years making the front end...

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