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How much play in a steering wheel is too much?

12.01.1992

The steering wheel in my wife's Ford Taurus wagon has a noticable amount of play The steering wheel feels loose and turning it through the dead zone causes no change in the car's direction There is about five-eighths of an...

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Too short for your seatbelt? One reader has discovered a solution!

12.01.1992

I've seen several letters in your column recently from people whose shoulder belts cut across their necks When I bought my Ford pickup three years ago I had to figure out a way to strap in my five year old...

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Is there any difference between gasoline and oil in Canada and the United States?

12.01.1992

I have a Toyota Camry with a six cylinder engine I am anticipating touring Montreal and Quebec with my car and am wondering about the gasoline and oil in Canada I use premium octane gas and API grade S-G motor...

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Why would Mark's oil light flash only when the AC is on?

12.01.1992

In I was driving my VW GTI across the country I was moving so my car was packed At the time my car had about K on it I was driving on the interstate with the air conditioner running and...

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Is Maura's Land Cruiser seranading her, or is her clutch going out?

12.01.1992

You're not going to believe this but I can actually play jingle bells by tapping my gas pedal My gas pedal seems to control an annoying whistle coming from the engine of my ' Toyota Land Cruiser Speeding climbing hills...

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Why would towing something with my turbocharged Dodge Caravan void its warranty?

12.01.1992

I have a Dodge Caravan with a four cylinder turbocharged engine I read in the owner s manual that the warranty is void if you tow using a turbocharged engine Why is the warranty voided John RAY Because it is...

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If a new belt doesn't make this noise go away, what will?

12.01.1992

I have a question my mechanic can't seem to answer In the right front of the engine compartment of my ' V Thunderbird the belt that turns the alternator and air pump makes an annoying whistling-whining noise When water is...

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Does gas need to "settle" in the tank before driving away from a filling station?

11.01.1992

I have a friend who has a habit of pushing down on the back of the car when filling the tank He tells me that he is settling the gas which allows him to fill the tank even more Does...

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Ted has another idea about what could be causing static on the radio when applying the brakes.

11.01.1992

I m writing in response to Gene's question about static on the radio when he applies the brakes I would check for rusty tail light sockets I have a Firebird which also experienced static on the radio when I...

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Is it time to put this 186k mile Olds out to pasture yet?

11.01.1992

I read your column in our newspaper faithfully and your advice will figure heavily in my decision Here's my dilemma The love of my life is a ' Olds Delta The older I get the more I appreciate her size...

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