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Myth: Manual transmissions are better for towing.

05.01.1993

I have a Toyota -Runner with V engine and -speed manual transmission It has been running perfectly in both summer and winter Recently I purchased a boat and installed a hitch on the car The problem comes when I pull...

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Wearing sunglasses while driving in a car with airbags?

04.01.1993

My husband recently bought his first car with a driver's side airbag Since then he hesitates to wear his sunglasses while driving If the airbag inflates he does not want to receive a serious eye injury because of the metal...

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I have an ' Chevette which I bought new in...

04.01.1993

I have an ' Chevette which I bought new in In January it wouldn't start so I had it towed to a garage It turned out to be a crankshaft bolt that had broken off They removed the broken end...

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The readings on my speedometer make no sense.

04.01.1993

I have a Mazda with miles on it My speedometer works fine from - then there's a dead spot from - --that is I know I'm going but the speedometer says It works fine from - then if I go...

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Does "goosing" the engine do any good...or harm?

04.01.1993

My neighbor swears that goosing the motor and then quickly shutting off the ignition saves a lot of wear and tear on the motor His Henry J looks like new and runs real quietly What is your opinion goose or...

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In gear or in neutral at a stoplight?

04.01.1993

Please clear up some confusion I've been having a debate with my husband and some male friends about this one for years Which offers less wear on the clutch of my Subaru three-door coupe Keeping my foot on the clutch...

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GM customer service should foot the bill on this one.

04.01.1993

I am the owner of a Chevy Astro Van with a V liter engine I have a problem I have to add a gallon of antifreeze every four weeks or miles The dealer has pressure tested the system twice and...

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Why would an accident FIX my transmission?

04.01.1993

My Dodge Dart's automatic transmission worked fine except it did not have Park until I loaned the car to an unfortunate and irresponsible friend of mine for an afternoon After he crashed my car into an immovable object Park works...

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Timing for replacing timing belts.

04.01.1993

I enjoy your newspaper column and your radio program I seem to keep reading and hearing the advice that you should get the timing belt replaced after some miles I have a Oldsmobile with miles Do you advise me to...

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Some high octane advice for this husband.

04.01.1993

My wife Janet I had always believed loved me Which is precisely why I was always allowed to have your radio show on in the house despite her objection Otherwise you two gentlemen would have been relegated to where my...

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