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And people wonder why the automotive industry has a reputation for being sleazy.

09.01.1991

When I brought my Toyota Tercel in for an oil change a minor oil leak was discovered The oil-change place wants me to leave my car there all day to do a series of tests to find out where the...

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The perfect-looking car: A Saturn.

09.01.1991

I would like your comments on the Saturn automobile Three or four times I have seen what I thought was the perfect looking car Each time it turned out to be a Saturn It has that sporty look I like...

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Glove compartment protocol.

09.01.1991

Does federal law require that glove compartments be designed so that the contents spill out onto the floor whenever the glove box door is opened Or is that a state or local ordinance Harold RAY Good question Harold We called...

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Must all four tires match?

09.01.1991

About months ago in an emergency situation I purchased two new tires to go on the rear of my ' Honda Civic DX which were a different brand from those on the front Approximately four months later I rotated these...

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There's no cheap way out!

09.01.1991

My Continental has only miles on it and looks brand new The problem is that it leaks oil Is there something that can be added to the oil to stop this leak Oliver RAY We like bananas Oliver they work...

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What to do with a temperamental horn...

09.01.1991

I have a very temperamental horn in my Plymouth Horizon When I need it most the horn just will not blow All I get is a clicking sound under the dashboard Then at times if I'm only testing it it...

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New tires are what you need...

09.01.1991

I recently rotated the tires on my car and afterward found that my steering wheel vibrated excessively at higher speeds To test the possibility that the vibration was due to the tires I switched the two front tires from my...

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Seven timing belts in seven years...

09.01.1991

I read a recent column of yours in which you said that most timing belts are expected to last miles Help I own a Toyota Camry and I've had to replace my timing belt ANNUALLY My car now has miles...

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Hoping for the doomsday answer...

09.01.1991

My ' Volare station wagon has a problem Gasoline is getting into the oil Before I spend a fortune trying to fix it could you please tell me what might be causing it Bobbie RAY We have bad news Bobbie...

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Changing oil is not brain surgery.

09.01.1991

My friend and I had an argument about our new cars I get my oil changes and tune-ups done by a professional My friend does it himself to save money and says I'm wasting money having someone else do it...

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