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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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Octane ratings explained!

07.01.1995

For umpteen years I have had a choice of octane octane and octane gas I always purchased octane because it was the least expensive And my cars have always performed well on octane I now have a car that has...

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Please help me When I'm driving through town at about...

06.01.1995

Please help me When I'm driving through town at about mile an hour my oil pressure reading is about Then when I stop at a red light the oil pressure drops to zero When I get back on the highway...

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Do new cars need additional rust-proofing these days?

06.01.1995

I recently purchased a Dodge Neon When I was shopping several salesmen told me that the car did not need rustproofing because it came from the factory already rustproofed But when I actually bought the car my salesman told me...

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What could be causing this battery to lose its charge?

06.01.1995

Boy do I hope you can answer my question We have a Chevy Open Road Van that keeps wearing down the battery We have had the camper to two different vehicle electrical shops and they told us all we needed...

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What do the model numbers on pickups mean?

06.01.1995

I am the owner of a Chevy pick up truck model number with the original six cylinder engine What does the number mean Frank RAY Good question Frank Nowadays pick up truck numbers can reflect any number of things For...

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What could be causing Glen to burn through so many alternator belts?

06.01.1995

My work vehicle is a Chevy G- van with a engine My problem is that I keep burning up alternator belts If I turn on the headlights or AC I'm likely to smoke the belt It's as if the alternator...

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