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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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What does it take to get a little respect from a mechanic?

10.01.1994

On behalf of all women who have to fend for themselves when dealing with mechanics I'd like some advice on how to get a modicum of respect If I were to pull a bum off the street and have him...

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When is it no longer feasible reasonable prudent or intelligent to continue paying repair costs on an aging vehicle?

10.01.1994

When is it no longer feasible reasonable prudent or intelligent to continue paying repair costs on an aging vehicle Car in question Buick Regal with an oil leak faulty transmission poor brakes tattered upholstery faulty turn signals non-working air conditioner...

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Does the law require that an entire seat belt be replaced rather than just the defective part?

10.01.1994

The spring broke inside the clasp on the driver's side seat belt on my Bronco II The spring is for the button you push to release the belt A Ford dealer told me that I would need to purchase an...

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I had a full tank of gas, but put in a bottle of transmission fluid by mistake.

10.01.1994

I have made a terrible mistake I keep my dry gas in one spot on my cellar shelf Somehow a bottle of transmission fluid was put there by accident You guessed it I had a full tank of gas and...

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It's not only unsafe to coast with your engine off, it's illegal.

10.01.1994

I really enjoy your column and have learned a lot over many years reading it I have a Toyota Tercel with a standard transmission I am on social security so I'm trying to save every penny I can I spend...

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Is it paranoid to keep doors locked while driving?

10.01.1994

I'm hoping you can settle a disagreement My fiancee thinks I am being excessively paranoid for wanting the car doors locked while driving I say that with car-jackings and random stop light robberies occuring in all major cities locking the...

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We just purchased a Dodge Caravan minivan with a liter...

09.01.1994

We just purchased a Dodge Caravan minivan with a liter engine It has a noise when first starting up which the mechanic calls piston slap He says it's nothing to worry about but I have only a day warranty and...

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I read your response to Lucie the elderly lady who...

09.01.1994

I read your response to Lucie the elderly lady who wanted to know if she should start her car and let it run for a few minutes a day in the winter to keep it in good shape You told...

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My electrical engineer friend told me when driving my car...

09.01.1994

My electrical engineer friend told me when driving my car at approximately mph not to turn on the air conditioner unless I put the car in Neutral first He said it is too hard on the air conditioner clutch There...

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