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How to divide the costs of a road trip:

03.01.1992

Recently my wife two of her sisters and I drove from Wisconsin to Oregon to visit their brother Before leaving the two sisters said they would buy all of the gas which they did I know this is not a...

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You can not only feel the jerk...if you look in the driver's seat, you can see him, too.

03.01.1992

We have a car with an automatic transmission My husband has several habits I'd like you to comment on While backing out of a parking space he'll shift the car from Reverse to Drive before coming to a complete stop...

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Is it OK to drive a car without the camshaft?

03.01.1992

I have an ' Buick Somerset Regal and I was told that my camshaft has to be replaced at a cost of Is it OK to drive the car without replacing the camshaft or is it dangerous That's a lot...

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What useful function does the ingnition button serve?

03.01.1992

Whenever I rent a car that has a button that must be pushed before the ignition key can be released I become curious What useful function does this button serve Jan TOM Good question Jan I don't think it serves...

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When my brother turned 50, he started to rattle, too.

03.01.1992

I have a horrible metallic rattling noise coming from my right front wheel area on a th anniversary Nissan ZX Whenever I hit the slightest of road irregularities it will sound off until the road smoothes out It happens in...

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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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I'm desperate for your help!

02.01.1992

I'm desperate for your help Without fail every Friday evening since my friend's wedding three months ago my car has developed a flat tire And since I have good rubber and don't usually drive over glass and nails you're probably...

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We never get letters like this from Louisiana.

02.01.1992

We own a Lincoln Town Car The heater wasn't putting out enough heat so a mechanic installed a degree thermostat It still wasn't hot enough so he put in a degree thermostat It's warm now but still not hot enough...

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