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Car air conditioning really isn't enviornmentally irresponsible.

02.01.1992

In your column some weeks ago you recommended car air conditioning for everybody I think this is irresponsible If a person wants to go without A C because of the freon ozone problem I think he or she has a...

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The real world of wet and snowy roads.

01.01.1992

Could you recommend the proper way to slow down and stop on a slippery road surface My husband insists on shifting into Neutral automatic transmission the moment he begins to brake He says this disengages the gears and makes the...

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A perplexing question deserves and perplexing answer.

01.01.1992

I have a perplexing question Is an automatic transmission more dangerous than a stick shift when a car dies Is steering more difficult and dangerous Ned TOM Well Ned a perplexing question deserves a perplexing answer And we've got one...

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Federal law restricts re-attaching a converter to a car.

01.01.1992

The muffler and catalytic converter on my Oldsmobile fell off due to a faulty clamp I took the car to a Midas shop where the muffler was previously installed The manager told me he couldn't re-attach the converter even though...

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Is the hot air tube even necessary?

01.01.1992

I have a Mustang which I only use during the winter in southern Arizona I took it to a local mechanic because I heard a rattle in the engine His diagnosis was hot air tube vibrating and making noise against...

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Is the head liner really necessary?

01.01.1992

I have a Cadillac four-door sedan The head liner is falling down Is there anything I can do to repair it or must I pay to an upholstery business John RAY Well John there's nothing that says you have to...

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Can an old fashioned army trick revive Johan's carved discs? Find out inside.

01.01.1992

I have a Volkswagen Golf with some weird problems Maybe you can give me some advice After miles when I finally had to replace the front brakes I noticed that the discs were carved So I did the old fashioned...

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Will a car run "better" without a catalytic converter or muffler?

01.01.1992

Forgive me for asking a purely theoretical question but I need to win a bet Will a current model American car run better without a catalytic converter or without a muffler Please understand I have no intention of removing these...

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The old "electronic brake pad dust problem."

01.01.1992

I have a Ford Tempo When I apply the brakes sometimes it causes static on the radio I know that sounds odd but my mechanic heard it while out on a test drive and ended up scratching his head He...

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Can an old fashioned army trick revive Johan's carved discs? Find out inside.

01.01.1992

I have a Volkswagen Golf with some weird problems Maybe you can give me some advice After miles when I finally had to replace the front brakes I noticed that the discs were carved So I did the old fashioned...

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