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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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Idling turbo-charged engines: a necessary evil?

09.01.1993

I recently read an advertisement for a product called a Turbo Timer that leaves the engine running at idle for up to ten minutes after you park the car and remove the keys The ad claimed that this would stabilize...

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The battery acid taste test.

09.01.1993

I just had to replace the two year old battery in my Dodge Rampage I've had the car a year and a half and the papers that came with it indicate that the battery was installed in Whenever I opened...

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Is it just me or has AM radio reception gotten worse?

09.01.1993

Why is reception on my AM car radio so poor The last two cars I've owned an ' Sterling and a ' Taurus had wiring that enabled me to listen to my spark plugs and windshield wipers on the radio...

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Where can I find a Land Rover like the one I spied in my neighbor's driveway?

09.01.1993

I am a young adult looking to purchase an automobile I have always wanted a Jeep type vehicle of some sort I recently saw a something called a Land Rover parked in my neighborhood I fell in love with this...

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You should charge the dealer for your diagnosis...

09.01.1993

I have a brand new automatic Toyota Corolla It will not start AT TIMES I have taken it back to the dealership twice and they cannot find the problem They instructed me once to put it in Neutral and try...

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Is it reall possible for a starter to draw 125 AND 400 amps during two different tests?

09.01.1993

I own a Chrysler Cordoba My deceased husband was a good mechanic However like the proverbial shoemaker never repairing his own shoes my husband was negligent in doing his own mechnical work Consequently the car needed worth of work recently...

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Do speedbumps damage a car's suspension?

09.01.1993

On my way to work every day I go over several speed bumps on a certain street Can this in any way hurt my car over a long period of time Meredith TOM It certainly can Meredith We're rushing you...

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Removing wheels that have been rusted onto the car.

09.01.1993

You really made a big mistake in your advice to Don regarding his wheels He was the guy whose wheels were rusted onto to his old car You told him to have a mechanic heat up the wheels with an...

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Do manual transmissions still get better gas mileage than autmatic transmissions?

09.01.1993

This question has bugged me for years Why do vehicles with automatic transmissions have mileage ratings that are lower than vehicles with manual transmissions My father says it's because cars with automatic transmissions have to idle higher That could explain...

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