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I read your column every week and really enjoy it...

11.01.1994

I read your column every week and really enjoy it Being single I try to keep up with car care as cheaply as possible Here's my current problem I accidentally glued my rearview mirror button on the front windshield with...

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Does it harm a vehicle to leave the wheels turned...

11.01.1994

Does it harm a vehicle to leave the wheels turned while parked or should the front wheels align with the rear wheels Also when trying to get the car out of a tight spot does it wear out the tires...

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Can I shift into Drive while coasting in Reverse...without first braking to a stop?

10.01.1994

I have a Dodge with an automatic transmission When I put it into Reverse and back it onto the street from my drive way I shift it into Drive while the car is still rolling backwards My dad tells me...

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I had a Mercedes SDL odometer reading approximately miles During...

10.01.1994

I had a Mercedes SDL odometer reading approximately miles During a recommended change of antifreeze at the dealer's I asked to purchase a new cigarette lighter for the dash The mechanic experience years plus told parts I did not need...

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The brakes went out on my new Dodge Intrepid after only 400 miles!

10.01.1994

I picked up a new Dodge Intrepid on Tuesday and on Saturday with miles driven the brakes went out Of course when the dealer picked up the car and checked the brake system nothing was wrong and no problems could...

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How to leave your manual transmission when you park it.

10.01.1994

I love to drive a manual transmission car However I've always received conflicting information on how to leave my car when I park it One ex-boyfriend clueless told me to leave it in Reverse and not worry about the parking...

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I have a beautiful year old Chrysler Imperial which runs...

10.01.1994

I have a beautiful year old Chrysler Imperial which runs great If I drive it only miles a year using unleaded premium am I harming the engine When I ask old-car people at shows the answers are about - yes...

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Who is responsible for putting the fuel pump INSIDE the fuel tank?

10.01.1994

Could you please print the name and photograph of the engineer or bureaucrat who is responsible for putting the fuel pump INSIDE the fuel tank I want to see what that moron looks like and I want to put a...

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My owner's manual says to use half antifreeze and half water, but my mechanic says just add antifreeze.

10.01.1994

Last fall when I had my radiator flushed and coolant changed on my Ford Escort my mechanic said it would be fine to put all antifreeze in the system My owner's manual says to use half antifreeze and half water...

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Why can't all manufacturers put the gas filler tube on the left side?

10.01.1994

Since we live in America we are accustomed to driving on the right side of the road Wouldn't it be nice if the automobile manufacturers allowed us to drive on the right side at the gasoline pumps Why can't all...

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