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Accelerator pedal is howling, and we might know what's causing it!

01.01.1993

I have a Oldsmobile Regency Brougham When driving in a very heavy rain storm suddenly a loud roar howling sound is heard If I press down on the accelerator pedal the sound becomes louder but when I release pressure completely...

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Is "posi-traction" just another name for "limited slip differential"?

01.01.1993

I called two Chevy dealers and one four-wheel-drive specialist and got three different answers Then I talked with my boyfriend who happens to be very mechanically inclined and that was the icing on the cake of confusion I own a...

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Will a rebuilt engine that is too tight ever loosen up, or does it need another rebuild?

01.01.1993

I recently had my cubic inch Ford V totally rebuilt using sixty thousandths over sized pistons A new water pump and a new oversized heavy duty radiator were in stalled After installation there has been an unacceptable overheating problem The...

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Shameless promotion: How to track down our book.

01.01.1993

I really enjoy your column and your radio show We own two Toyota Camrys and don't have any car problems but I'd love to know how to get a copy of your book I've been clipping and mailing your column...

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Tips for buying a car with 60k "highway miles".

01.01.1993

I know that one year to a human is like seven years to a dog But how many highway miles equal a city mile A local used car dealer has several Dodge Dynasty fleet cars for sale all with about...

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Why are blower motors "factory sealed"?

01.01.1993

What is meant by a factory sealed heater motor My problem started in December when I heard noises from the heater I was told by my gas station that it was the heater motor but that it is factory sealed...

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Is it safe to roadtrip in a car with a wheel that bounces like a basketball?

01.01.1993

I recently drove my girlfriend's sister's car from Seattle Washington to Salem Oregon as a favor I would have found some way to back out if I had known what I was getting into the car was a bomb Although...

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Is a new transmission needed, or just more regular servicing?

01.01.1993

I own a Cadillac Coupe Deville with miles on it As far as appearance it is in excellent condition and is my pride and joy Recently after leaving my house and going just one block I stopped for a stop...

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Fact or fiction: Turning on the AC while idling will save gas.

12.01.1992

I have been told by an automobile manufacturers certified mechanic how to conserve on gasoline consumption He has practiced the proceedure for years and I am now following it Please confirm that this is valid When I am held up...

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New hoses recommended after a "free" tune-up: scam or necessity?

12.01.1992

I'm an old senior citizen driving an old Cadillac with miles on it all down hill It has the original coolant and original hoses Should I change the coolant and hoses when the old boat is running like a top...

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