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How can I "heat-proof" my car for an Arizona summer?

10.01.1992

I just moved to Arizona and am worried about my first summer here I need to know about window tinting I have four small children who are al ready wailing about hot seat belt buckles every time we get into...

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My carburetor was just rebuilt, so why doesn't my Mustang pass emissions testing?

10.01.1992

I have an ' Mustang V liter with an automatic transmission It has miles on it After a tune up I was told I had a fuel leak and needed to have the carburetor rebuilt or replaced So I had...

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Bob looks for advice on taking coolant samples.

10.01.1992

Can I check the anti-freeze in my radiator by taking out fluid from the overflow tank rather than the radiator itself Will the mix in the overflow tank be the same as in the radiator Bob RAY Well Bob generally...

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Is this Corolla's warning lights letting Tim know he's about to be able to roast marshmallows under his dash?

09.01.1992

My Toyota Corolla has a problem Every once in a while ALL the dashboard warning lights click on and off Sometimes they stay on and other times they just flash once and then nothing for weeks I don't notice any...

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Are car parts from an auto parts shop as good as the ones from the dealer?

09.01.1992

I would like to know if the parts you buy at discount auto parts stores are as good as the parts you get at dealerships I have to replace a drag link and steering rod on my ' Ford Ranger...

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Surely there's a better solution for short person than sitting on a phone book while driving...?

09.01.1992

Shame on you Suggesting a loose pillow for Kate the reader who's seat belt cut across her neck because she's short altitudinally challenged as you put it We short people are probably of the population Seats and restraints in our...

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A recent oil change has left my garage looking like an oil field.

09.01.1992

I took my Lincoln Continental in to one of those ten minute oil change places for an oil change I ended up with oil leaking on my garage floor When I took it back they checked it and said it...

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The case of the smoking steering column.

09.01.1992

Occasionally when I start my Chevrolet Beretta a little puff of white smoke comes out of the steering column right behind the steering wheel This only happens when start ing the car and not every time It's not dust Do...

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The mystery of extra chugs.

09.01.1992

I'm a year old senior citizen with a four cylinder ' Chevy Cavalier that has good miles on it Just lately when I turn off the ignition switch the engine seems to want to run for a few seconds more...

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What can I do to prevent yet another head gasket from blowing?

09.01.1992

I've had some costly experiences with blown head gaskets Never having read or heard of preventive measures I wonder if periodic re-torquing of the head bolts would help What is your advice Edgar TOM You must have gotten a torque...

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