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And yet another parking light aficionado...

07.01.1995

Parking lights needed and justified or a relic from the past Both As defined in the SAE Society of Automotive Engineers in Surface Vehicle Standard J Parking lamps whether separate or combined with other lamps are located on both the...

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Electrical wiring issue...or a ghost?

07.01.1995

I've got a tough one for you My daughter's Ford Probe GT was possessed by a ghost at a cemetery three years ago She parked it and turned off the ignition but everything lights radio engine stayed on So she...

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Don't call our Ford Escorts cheap!

07.01.1995

I am a steady reader of your column Recently you called the Ford Escort a cheap small noisy car I resent this Three of us here have Escorts--good gas mileage no problems comfortable We are very happy with our cheap...

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Driving and parking tips for the new owner of a manual transmission.

07.01.1995

I recently purchased a vehicle with a manual transmission I have two questions Is it bad to leave the transmission in gear when parked on a hill without having the parking brake engaged How harmful is it to rest your...

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Could my carburetor be icing up when it's cold out?

07.01.1995

I'm having a problem with my Honda Accord LX with a carburetor When it's very foggy or rainy and cold out I lose rpms in all gears Stopping and waiting a while helps My brother thinks the carburetor is icing...

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Get those bowling ball noises checked out while your car is still under warranty!

06.01.1995

We have a Mercury Sable without anti lock brakes When the brakes are applied going forward or backwards it sounds like there are bowling balls rolling around in the trunk My husband mentioned it to the mechanic but nothing was...

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Who knew there were so many definitions of "cozy wings" out there?!

06.01.1995

I never fail to read your column and I am simply amazed by your knowledge I guess that's why I find it hard to believe that you don't know what Cosy Wings are They are one of two things First...

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I'm looking to upgrade from my Toyota Corolla wagon. What do you guys suggest?

06.01.1995

For twenty-odd years I have driven older cars including my ' Toyota Corolla station wagon that now has miles Perhaps that is why I am single Anyhow since I like outdoor activities I have decided to keep my reliable and...

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Michael weighs in on how a reader's car fire could have been prevented.

06.01.1995

You recently answered a question about a car fire started by an automotive cigarette lighter that did not pop out You suggested the fire could possibly have been prevented by a fuse blow This is not the case Fuses do...

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Any idea what could be causing this Accord's herky-jerky vibration?

06.01.1995

I have a Honda Accord with almost miles on it There's a problem that my mechanic can't seem to fix The car vibrates at stop lights so I put it into Neutral which seems to help some But it jerks...

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