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A warning from the Library of Congress...!

08.01.1993

In one of your recent columns a reader wrote to you because she was having a difficult time finding your book CAR TALK In your response you mentioned the Library of Congress and suggested that your readers could try sneaking...

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If you're burning (not leaking) oil, the problem will only get worse.

07.01.1993

My Olds Cutlass uses two quarts of oil for every gas fill up The car appears to be burning oil since there is no leak I can't afford a new motor or car Is there something else I can do...

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Why do defrosters work better with the AC turned on?

07.01.1993

I own an ' Hyundai Excel During the rainy season I experience only minimal success with defogging my front and side windows with the defroster going full blast and it really heats up in there My wife told me she...

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Timing chains, not to be confused with timing belts, don't need frequent changing.

07.01.1993

I have a Buick Park Avenue with a cc engine and miles on it The car runs great but a service manager told me that these engines are prone to having their timing chains break at miles or so He...

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Info on Ford's paint recall and their repainting program.

07.01.1993

Do you know a - number I could call about the paint on my dark blue Ford F- Pick-up The paint is peeling off all over the place hood fenders roof sides you name it I was told that the...

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In this case, your dealer is full of baloney.

07.01.1993

I regularly read your column and listen to your radio show and enjoy both But enough fawning and on with my question I have a Ford Escort LX which has gentle miles on the clock Over the last few months...

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Does turning the steering wheel while parked put extra stress on the steering linkage?

07.01.1993

We have a pressing question which is putting a strain on our marriage My position is that turning the steering wheel with the car stationary puts a stress on the steering linkage which will eventually lead to excessive wear I...

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That liquid spraying from your AC isn't freon, it's oil from the compressor.

07.01.1993

Two summers ago in my VW Jetta I noticed that a brown spray appeared on the underside of the hood above the AC unit Last summer the AC went dead and I had a mechanic look at it He said...

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What's the difference between a Ford Tempo and a Mercury Topaz?

07.01.1993

I am interested in purchasing either a Ford Tempo or a Mercury Topaz The Mercury dealer says they are different which explains why the Mercury costs more Yet physically they look the same Please explain Mandel TOM They're exactly the...

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A car that always runs hot may need to be seen by a radiator specialist.

07.01.1993

My wife owns a Nissan Sentra She is always concerned about the temperature gauge reading close to or at the end of the H range This happens especially while going up hills on hot days The dealership checked it out...

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