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Your fuel pump is leaking, and that's why you're only getting a lousy ten miles to the gallon.

02.01.1992

Our father small f recently gave us an old Datsun station wagon with an automatic transmission It runs well but we get less than ten miles per gallon There is a very small leak of gasoline coming from under the...

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What does ASE stand for?

02.01.1992

Some local automotive repair establishments advertise AAA and ASE affiliation I am familiar with AAA but what does ASE stand for Should these designations influence my choice of where to have my automobiles repaired Charlie TOM ASE is the symbol...

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Check the oil first thing in the morning.

02.01.1992

How about settling a simple argument Is it best to check the oil level when the car is cold or after the car has been running Carol RAY Most owner's manuals tell you to check the oil first thing in...

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Since three new carburators haven't solved anything, the problem may not be with carburetor.

02.01.1992

At the age of the transportation love of my life is a ' Cadillac that runs like a jewel after it gets two miles from home The car starts perfectly and runs fine until you stop or make a turn...

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Car air conditioning really isn't enviornmentally irresponsible.

02.01.1992

In your column some weeks ago you recommended car air conditioning for everybody I think this is irresponsible If a person wants to go without A C because of the freon ozone problem I think he or she has a...

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Where can I find a replacement owner's manual?

02.01.1992

I just bought a used Honda Accord The problem is that it came without an owner's manual Do you know where I can get one Earl TOM This is a questions that continues to boggle us Earl All cars come...

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What causes smoking Caravans?

02.01.1992

Our Dodge Caravan miles liter automatic exudes malodorous blue and black smoke and idles roughly when first started After two to three minutes it runs normally Our mechanic says this is oil leaking past the valve guides and is characteristic...

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Federal law restricts re-attaching a converter to a car.

01.01.1992

The muffler and catalytic converter on my Oldsmobile fell off due to a faulty clamp I took the car to a Midas shop where the muffler was previously installed The manager told me he couldn't re-attach the converter even though...

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Is the hot air tube even necessary?

01.01.1992

I have a Mustang which I only use during the winter in southern Arizona I took it to a local mechanic because I heard a rattle in the engine His diagnosis was hot air tube vibrating and making noise against...

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Is the head liner really necessary?

01.01.1992

I have a Cadillac four-door sedan The head liner is falling down Is there anything I can do to repair it or must I pay to an upholstery business John RAY Well John there's nothing that says you have to...

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