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Michael weighs in on how a reader's car fire could have been prevented.

06.01.1995

You recently answered a question about a car fire started by an automotive cigarette lighter that did not pop out You suggested the fire could possibly have been prevented by a fuse blow This is not the case Fuses do...

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Any idea what could be causing this Accord's herky-jerky vibration?

06.01.1995

I have a Honda Accord with almost miles on it There's a problem that my mechanic can't seem to fix The car vibrates at stop lights so I put it into Neutral which seems to help some But it jerks...

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What do you always side with the ladies?

06.01.1995

You guys are always downgrading men when it comes to automotive knowledge You almost always publish incidents where the woman is right and the hubby or some other guy is wrong Are you guys afraid of women Rudy TOM No...

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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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Here's what to do if you pay for an oil change you didn't actually receive.

05.01.1995

It happened again yesterday I had an oil change and when I got home I checked the dip stick It was a quart high AND dirty I know what happens the technician doesn't wait for all the oil to drain...

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I have a ' Geo Metro with a three cylinder...

05.01.1995

I have a ' Geo Metro with a three cylinder engine It's been very reliable We are interested in a ' four door Geo Metro but have learned that they all have four cylinder engines Will these four cylinder engines...

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