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Where can I research the reliability of the Dodge Intrepid I'm considering buying?

04.01.1995

I'm Jack an year old geezer who needs your help Knowing how much you two brothers love and admire one another I feel I can rely on both of you for sage advice I've had it in mind to buy...

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When replacing brake pads doesn't fix the vibration in my front-end, what's next?

04.01.1995

I drive a Ford Taurus When I apply the brake pedal the whole car begins to shake especially the front end The faster I'm going the worse it shakes I took the car to a mechanic who said I needed...

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My pickup doesn't tow uphill as well as it used to. What could be the culprit?

04.01.1995

I have a Chevrolet pick up with a engine It's used to pull a -foot travel trailer When this engine was first installed it had more than enough power to run up hills with this small trailer This past summer...

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Is it possible for a battery, voltage regulator, starter and alternator to all go kaput at once?

04.01.1995

I would appreciate your opinion on a problem I had with my Ford F After shopping and returning to start my truck I turned the ignition switch and the starter spun like an electric motor without turning the engine AAA...

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What does a dealer mean when it advertises "program cars"?

04.01.1995

I think your column is great My only complaint is that it's usually too short Here's my question Lately TV radio and newspaper dealer ads have been pushing something called program cars I assume that program is a euphemism for...

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Are jack-rabbit starts doing damage to my car?

04.01.1995

I am a teenager and I love exercising my driving permit whenever and wherever I can My question is what harm is done if any when I accelerate rapidly from a stop It's not the speed I enjoy it's the...

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If "car twins" are virtually the same car, why the different prices?

04.01.1995

I have a question about the difference between twins You know like the Ford Taurus Mercury Sable twins and the Plymouth Voyager Dodge Caravan duet Are these twins exactly the same If so why the price difference Tom RAY They...

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How to best maintain a car that's used only for short trips.

04.01.1995

As a faithful practitioner of the mile oil and filter change rule I believed that my reliable Toyota Corolla and I would be together for many more years to come Now to my chagrin I have been told by a...

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Am I over-inflating my tires if I put in the maximum allowable psi of air?

04.01.1995

I have the following tires on my Caprice Classic Eagle GA Touring - R When I had battery trouble the tow truck driver told me to always put in the maximum pressure listed on the tire which is psi At...

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Could a "battery buddy" protect my battery from my absent-mindedness?

03.01.1995

I have a bad habit of parking the car with the lights on once or twice a year and draining the battery Our Toyota Corolla does not have a system for turning off the lights in cases like that Recently...

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