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Could a "battery buddy" protect my battery from my absent-mindedness?

03.01.1995

I have a bad habit of parking the car with the lights on once or twice a year and draining the battery Our Toyota Corolla does not have a system for turning off the lights in cases like that Recently...

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How can I avoid generating so much static electricity in my car during winter months?

03.01.1995

How do you stop the Charge you get when you slide out of your car on winter days The spark from me to the first metal object usually the driver's door can jump about six inches Steve RAY C'mon Steve...

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Any chance a bad thermostat could cause my check-engine-light to come on?

03.01.1995

I have a Ford Aerostar with miles on it I have two problems Problem When I put on the brakes my oil light comes on and my oil needle drops all the way down like I don't have any oil...

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Could suspicious tachometer readings be caused by a change in wheel or tire size?

03.01.1995

I enjoy your column but I think you goofed recently You answered a letter from Ken who noticed that his tachometer was reading about rpm higher than it used to at miles an hour Based on his information you correctly...

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Is it really possible to overfill one's transmission with fluid?

03.01.1995

Does it harm an automatic transmission if the fluid is well above the full mark on the dipstick Lynn TOM Apparently it does You may notice a little warning that says something like Caution Do Not Overfill Overfilling May Lead...

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Was an extra charge for flushing out my tire necessary?

03.01.1995

Upon leaving my house one day last week I noticed my car had a flat tire It is virtually impossible to remove a wheel previously installed with an air-operated impact wrench so I chose to use a can of Patch...

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Winning a "renovated" VW Beetle might actually make you feel like a loser.

02.01.1995

Can you help me Last summer my son entered a contest in our family's name with a local radio station to win one of four renovated VW Beetles in celebration of the th anniversary of the Beatles John Paul George...

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Mechanic might be right about the old battery but is shooting himself in the foot.

02.01.1995

I enjoy your column very much I learn a lot from it and even when there's nothing in a column I can use I always at least get a chuckle or two Maybe you can help my daughter with a...

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How can I improve the road noise I'm hearing in my new Ford Escort?

02.01.1995

Having based my selection of a new automobile on economy and ease of handling I recently purchased a new Ford Escort Although these two requirements have been adequately met I am disappointed with the amount of road and engine noise...

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If my car is struck by lightening, what are the odds of getting electricuted?

02.01.1995

A car driven by someone I know was travelling down the highway and was struck by lightning Fire flamed up the antenna and also burned a hole in one tire The occupant was OK Would we be in any danger...

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