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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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How can I tighten the steering on my Cadillac Coupe DeVille?

11.01.1992

I just acquired a Cadillac Coupe DeVille It is in great shape However there is too much play in the steering wheel How can this be corrected Ben RAY There s play in the wheel and you think something s...

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Is my Grand Marquis' fuel pump really INSIDE the gas tank?

11.01.1992

I have a Grand Marquis with miles on it I have just noticed a humming noise coming from the rear end of my car A mechanic friend told me it was coming from the fuel pump in my gas tank...

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Why do the names of so many car makes and models end with with the letter "a"?

11.01.1992

We were wondering why so many car makers use names that end with a For example Supra Corsica Honda Daytona Maxima Beretta Miata etc Do the car makers just have an incredible lack of imagination Anthony and Dan TOM We...

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Ideas for those who have a hard time hearing their turn signals.

11.01.1992

I'm having some problems with being somewhat hard of hearing My wife constantly has to tell me to turn off my turn signal I don't seem to be able to hear the flasher and with a tilt steering wheel I...

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Advice for those intrepid do-it-yourself oil filter changers out there.

11.01.1992

This is in reference to your column about how to avoid spilling oil onto the frame when changing the oil filter on certain cars The guy who wrote to you had a Lincoln and the filter on that car sits...

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Does that whiny noise mean my engine is dying...or just the turbo charger?

10.01.1992

My engine sounds like a siren when I accelerate It disappears after a short time but happens each time I start and stop I have a Chrysler LeBaron with a turbo engine When I took it to the dealer to...

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Why isn't silicone braking fluid more widely recommended?

10.01.1992

You recently recommended to a reader that she change the brake fluid in her car every miles or about every two years for most drivers I have three older cars in which I have put silicone brake fluid Silicone brake...

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How can I keep from getting frozen out of my car in cold weather?

10.01.1992

I am writing on behalf of the many car owners who reside in cold wet areas of the country and have suffered the problem of car doors freezing shut because of freezing rain or simply rain and dropping temperatures This...

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