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Automatics can't be roll started.

01.01.1992

Can a car with an automatic transmission be started in gear by rolling I had a Cadillac and the starter failed in New Hampshire at the top of the Kancamangus Highway I was tempted to roll down this great big...

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Wise Guy

01.01.1992

I am writing to expose the myth of Japanese car superiority We purchased a new Toyota Corolla in January of ' and it has just reached miles--somehow Despite changing the oil and filter every to miles and getting a major...

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Olive oil usually works for us.

01.01.1992

In December of we purchased a Camaro RS The surpentine belt on it has been squealing for a year and a half or longer We've had it replaced hoping it would cure the problem but it didn't We're out and...

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An old fashioned army trick to smooth carved brake discs.

01.01.1992

I have a Volkswagen Golf with some weird problems Maybe you can give me some advice After miles when I finally had to replace the front brakes I noticed that the discs were carved So I did the old fashioned...

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We often equate the words "maximum" and "best."

01.01.1992

The owner's manual for my ' Toyota Supra recommends p s i as optimal tire pressure in the original tires I've since replaced the tires and written right on the new tires it says maximum pressure p s i The...

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Just wear a hat.

01.01.1992

Next year I am buying a new car I have been admiring the Chrysler LeBaron for some time Also I have always wanted to own a convertible I think the LeBaron convertible is a beautiful classy car Please give me...

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The real world of wet and snowy roads.

01.01.1992

Could you recommend the proper way to slow down and stop on a slippery road surface My husband insists on shifting into Neutral automatic transmission the moment he begins to brake He says this disengages the gears and makes the...

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A perplexing question deserves and perplexing answer.

01.01.1992

I have a perplexing question Is an automatic transmission more dangerous than a stick shift when a car dies Is steering more difficult and dangerous Ned TOM Well Ned a perplexing question deserves a perplexing answer And we've got one...

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Federal law restricts re-attaching a converter to a car.

01.01.1992

The muffler and catalytic converter on my Oldsmobile fell off due to a faulty clamp I took the car to a Midas shop where the muffler was previously installed The manager told me he couldn't re-attach the converter even though...

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Mercedes doesn't trust Tom and Ray.

12.01.1991

The time has come for me to buy a new car After looking at many cars and reading Consumer Reports I've narrowed it down to the Lexus SC and the Mercedes-Benz SL I can afford either one but I don't...

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