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Any tips for better fuel economy?

06.01.1995

I have a Chevrolet Impala with a cubic inch engine and a four barrel carburetor Can you give me any suggestions on how to increase my gas mileage It's currently eight miles per gallon in the city and on the...

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How do I know when it's time to replace my shock absorbers?

06.01.1995

Do you have any good ideas on when and if shock absorbers should be replaced Those guys who sell and install them say now Various mechanics I have questioned shrug The ride in my car seems fine What do you...

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What else is left to replace?

06.01.1995

Nothing personal but you are my last resort I have a Ford Falcon and when I hit the brakes eight out of ten times it pulls severely to the right Often it will pull to the right first and then...

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What is a "cozy wing"?

06.01.1995

I'm writing to your cozy wing research department with an answer I read in your column that you were trying to find out what cozy wings were The cozy wing is the small crank out window on older cars The...

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Buying Rule #1: Don't spend all your money on the car.

06.01.1995

I need your advice My kids are gone and my wife has a nice late model Toyota Camry she loves Problem My dream car has always been the Mercedes two door convertible A new SL at is out of the...

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Should a car with 87k miles on it need a new oil pan?

06.01.1995

I am an owner of a Ford Crown Victoria which I purchased new I've not encountered any problems in the miles I've driven it Lo and behold when I had my oil changed a couple of weeks ago I was...

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Any ideas about what's going on with this "dropped" transmission?

06.01.1995

I have a problem with my Dodge Dakota When I shift into D the transmission does not engage The problem is intermittent and I have no way of making it happen Each time this failure occurs I shift back to...

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What could cause windshield wipers to come on while accelerating?

06.01.1995

I have a GMC pickup with a V engine and automatic transmission It is in excellent shape with approximately miles on it Recently each time I step on the gas pedal a little extra hard for passing the windshield wipers...

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How might I go about replacing a horn myself?

06.01.1995

You are both too young and handsome to know much about the car I drive But I realize that after hearing you and reading you that you are very resourceful I also know you will not smirk at my lovely...

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Get those bowling ball noises checked out while your car is still under warranty!

06.01.1995

We have a Mercury Sable without anti lock brakes When the brakes are applied going forward or backwards it sounds like there are bowling balls rolling around in the trunk My husband mentioned it to the mechanic but nothing was...

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