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How might I go about replacing a horn myself?

06.01.1995

You are both too young and handsome to know much about the car I drive But I realize that after hearing you and reading you that you are very resourceful I also know you will not smirk at my lovely...

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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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Is there a "safe" way to stop an out-of-control vehicle with a stuck accelerator pedal?

05.01.1995

A tragic accident happened this past spring in the Denver area A woman was driving a U-Haul truck on the interstate when the accelerator stuck in the full open position She fought it for a mile apparently before hitting numerous...

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Do these 12 year old tires have any wear left in them?

05.01.1995

My mom has a set of tires with only miles on them But these tires are years old The car is driven about once a month Are the tires safe John TOM Probably As long as there's no cracking on...

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If these GM cars are fuel injected, why do I see a carburetor on their engines?

05.01.1995

I'm confused about fuel injection on GM cars and trucks I've noticed that the V and Cadillac V engines are fuel injected but the V trucks are not They call them electronically fuel injected but there's still a carburetor sitting...

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Should I fix this leak or just plan on investing more in motor oil?

05.01.1995

I love your column for its laughs and straight ahead information I have a VW Scirocco with miles Recently it started burning a quart of oil every miles My mechanic checked it for leaks and did a compression test He...

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Any idea what "LX, DX, GT, LS, LE", etc. mean when car shopping?

05.01.1995

I'm going to buy my first car ever Many dealer salesmen talked a lot about LX DX GT LS LE etc All of these letters confuse me I consulted some car books but I got no help Help please Cory...

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Fact or fiction: One should never mix motor oils?

05.01.1995

I have tried to maintain my own cars for about years Now about all I can do is change the oil and I'm even having second thoughts about that One of the first things I was told was NEVER to...

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Any suggestions to keep my car from "dieseling"?

05.01.1995

My car engine does not always turn off immediately It diesels My cousin suggests turning the key off while the car is in Drive or Reverse Should I do it Bill TOM You can do it Bill But you might...

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