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Both of my cars recommend octane unleaded gas which is...

03.01.1993

Both of my cars recommend octane unleaded gas which is readily available where I live But sometimes on the road regular unleaded is octane premium unleaded is and there's no available I've noticed this especially in parts of Utah and...

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I just purchased a Dodge Ram Van When I drive...

03.01.1993

I just purchased a Dodge Ram Van When I drive over mph then apply the brakes the rear brakes stick If I back up the sound is even worse You can actually hear them binding I put on new shoes...

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My questions is WHAT HAPPENED As a loyal reader I...

03.01.1993

My questions is WHAT HAPPENED As a loyal reader I was cruising your column looking for solutions to all my relatives' car problems In the question from Brenda who was looking for a new car I thought I knew which...

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Could you give a general diagnosis of a problem by...

03.01.1993

Could you give a general diagnosis of a problem by the color amount thickness or odor of the fluids you find on your garage floor For instance a small amount of greenish liquid I see under my car might mean...

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We drive a Ford Aerostar minivan The gear shift is...

03.01.1993

We drive a Ford Aerostar minivan The gear shift is on the floor between the driver and the passenger seat It's an automatic transmission The problem is my husband drives when we go through the mountains and he likes to...

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Why does cruise control have an extra on-off button on...

03.01.1993

Why does cruise control have an extra on-off button on the dash Is there any damage caused by leaving that switch on all the time and using the switch on the stalk to turn the cruise on and off Tony...

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I really enjoy reading your col umn and thank you...

03.01.1993

I really enjoy reading your col umn and thank you for the valuable information which I share with other family mem bers I have a question I don't think you've ever answered It seems that our fuel gauge reg isters...

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Why don't starters have a safety feature on them which...

03.01.1993

Why don't starters have a safety feature on them which would prevent them from engaging once the engine is already started It seems to me that this feature would be fairly easy to implement I'm convinced that I ruined the...

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I own a Ford Escort Recently the car overheated due...

03.01.1993

I own a Ford Escort Recently the car overheated due to a faulty fan relay The car had only miles on it and now I need a new engine In the future I was wondering if it would be a...

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My car is a Toyota Tercel The problem is that...

03.01.1993

My car is a Toyota Tercel The problem is that last June the car wouldn't start So the local gas station replaced the distributor Then the same thing happened in September November and January The last three times the distributor...

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