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Replace that horn while you can still hear it whimpering.

01.01.1995

We have a Dodge Dynasty that has given us good service However since it's gotten cold our horn will only emit a tiny sound Once in a while we get the full sound but most of the time we just...

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Must I treat the owner's manual octane recommendation as gospel when filling up?

01.01.1995

While a faithful reader of your column I note you have excelled as marriage counselors in domestic disputes regarding cars Here's another one for your therapy The handbook for my wife's ' Toyota Camry V specifies a minimum fuel octane...

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It's time for a new perfume, Geraldine.

01.01.1995

My Pontiac LeMans with miles on it has a gasoline smell that comes into the car when I turn on the air conditioner I have smelled it outside the car for some time but until recently I never smelled it...

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Tom and Ray break down the science behind the use of four valves per cylinder, rather than two.

01.01.1995

I grew up in the service department of a large automobile dealership and was in the auto parts business for thirty years However the advantage of having four valves per cylinder instead of two is difficult for me to grasp...

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Will I wear out my clutch by keeping the car in gear at a stop light?

01.01.1995

My husband and I have an ongoing argument about the clutch in his truck He says that it is bad to have your foot on the clutch when the truck is at a total standstill and that it will wear...

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A shuddering van with over 300k miles? This is what mechanics are for.

01.01.1995

I am a middle-aged non-mechanical female who drives a Chevrolet van with miles on it yes THREE hundred and seven thousand It's been a good car I even wrote Chevrolet and offered to trade a commercial endorsement for a new...

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I have a Mazda When I turn on the fan...

01.01.1995

I have a Mazda When I turn on the fan to setting or it doesn't work When I turn it on to setting or it works fine What should I do Rick TOM I'd move to either a hotter or...

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Can you please explain why my tachometer reading would change...

12.01.1994

Can you please explain why my tachometer reading would change for a constant speed driven When I first bought my car six years ago ' Mazda MX- the tach would read rpm in fifth gear at exactly mph It was...

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My husband and I have a Grand Am with anti...

12.01.1994

My husband and I have a Grand Am with anti lock brakes I'm wondering how I should routinely brake on slippery winter roads Do I pump the brake or do I apply gentle steady pressure and if the ABS kicks...

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I have a Chevy pick up with a -V and...

12.01.1994

I have a Chevy pick up with a -V and miles on it Recently I've had to add coolant to my radiator every few days It's not leaking onto the ground I can't find any leaks from hoses or clamps...

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