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What causes "cupped" tires?

08.01.1993

What is the cause of cupped tires We drive a Chrysler New Yorker We rotate the tires every miles At miles the Goodyear tires cupped and were replaced by Goodyear Now at miles the tires are cupped again Chrysler blames...

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Before installing driving lights, get your eyesight checked. Really.

08.01.1993

I hope you can help me My wife and I have a Nissan Maxima which is one of the best cars we've ever owned But ever since we've owned it the headlights do not seem to light up the road...

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Low oil pressure is caused by lots of things, but start with the filter first.

08.01.1993

I own an Olds Delta with miles It is well-maintained and has its oil and filter changed regularly For the last couple of months the oil light either comes on or flutters when I'm stopped at a traffic light or...

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Oil in an air filter? That's your cue to get a new car.

08.01.1993

I have a Honda Civic Why does my air filter have oil in it James RAY Have you seen those new toothbrushes that tell you when it's time to buy a new one There's a blue line on the bristles...

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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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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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