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Can I shift into Drive while coasting in Reverse...without first braking to a stop?

10.01.1994

I have a Dodge with an automatic transmission When I put it into Reverse and back it onto the street from my drive way I shift it into Drive while the car is still rolling backwards My dad tells me...

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I had a Mercedes SDL odometer reading approximately miles During...

10.01.1994

I had a Mercedes SDL odometer reading approximately miles During a recommended change of antifreeze at the dealer's I asked to purchase a new cigarette lighter for the dash The mechanic experience years plus told parts I did not need...

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The brakes went out on my new Dodge Intrepid after only 400 miles!

10.01.1994

I picked up a new Dodge Intrepid on Tuesday and on Saturday with miles driven the brakes went out Of course when the dealer picked up the car and checked the brake system nothing was wrong and no problems could...

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How to leave your manual transmission when you park it.

10.01.1994

I love to drive a manual transmission car However I've always received conflicting information on how to leave my car when I park it One ex-boyfriend clueless told me to leave it in Reverse and not worry about the parking...

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I have a beautiful year old Chrysler Imperial which runs...

10.01.1994

I have a beautiful year old Chrysler Imperial which runs great If I drive it only miles a year using unleaded premium am I harming the engine When I ask old-car people at shows the answers are about - yes...

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Who is responsible for putting the fuel pump INSIDE the fuel tank?

10.01.1994

Could you please print the name and photograph of the engineer or bureaucrat who is responsible for putting the fuel pump INSIDE the fuel tank I want to see what that moron looks like and I want to put a...

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My owner's manual says to use half antifreeze and half water, but my mechanic says just add antifreeze.

10.01.1994

Last fall when I had my radiator flushed and coolant changed on my Ford Escort my mechanic said it would be fine to put all antifreeze in the system My owner's manual says to use half antifreeze and half water...

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Earlier this year I took my Buick Park Avenue to...

09.01.1994

Earlier this year I took my Buick Park Avenue to the nearby Buick dealer where the car was purchased new and left it for a few hours to have the transmission serviced for a cost of A few days later...

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I am an year old who wants to be a...

09.01.1994

I am an year old who wants to be a chief mechanic for Indy cars Exactly how do you become one Jason TOM Well there are three steps Jason First you have to become a mechanic And you can do...

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Both of my ' Cadillacs have the same problem When...

09.01.1994

Both of my ' Cadillacs have the same problem When they are cold they start great But if I turn them off when the engines are hot it's hard to get them started again The battery seems almost dead at...

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