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Changing the timing belt every 45k miles (instead of 60k) might save the engine of your '81 Ford Escort.

08.01.1993

I recently purchased a very used Ford Escort stop laughing it was only I know that they are prone to valve train meltdown When mine does melt can I install a later model engine to avoid a recurrence Dan TOM...

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Your rotors are softer than your brake pads. Talk about a design flaw!

08.01.1993

I am the owner of two General Motors cars which were purchased new They are a Pontiac Grand Am and a Buick Skylark Both have liter four cylinder engines They each have about miles on them Although the brake pads...

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How can I seal a crack in my manual transmission housing?

08.01.1993

Several years ago I had some work done on my GMC pick up that involved removing the engine and the transmission After the work was completed I discovered a puddle of gear oil forming in my driveway where the truck...

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Should I bother with the $60 fuel injector cleaning solvent from my tune-up guys?

08.01.1993

My wife and I both drive fuel injected Pontiac Grand Ams I recently had both tuned up at one of those tune-up places The last three times I've been there they have insisted that we purchase a procedure for cleaning...

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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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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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