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Is Marty's Volvo about to give up the ghost?

10.01.1992

I have a Volvo DL with miles on a gasoline en gine and automatic transmis sion It behaves oddly in the morning when the car is cold When starting from a dead stop or rounding a corner the car engine...

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Is the wiring my son's hamster chewed through "mission critical"?

10.01.1992

My eleven year old son let his pet mouse escape in my Dodge Van It took five days to catch him after he ran up my pant leg while I was going mph and nearly caused me to have a...

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Transmission overhaul or used transmission? Maybe neither...

10.01.1992

I have a liter Chevrolet S- pickup truck with an automatic transmission with overdrive I recently had a major tune-up service done and they discovered some fif teen or so small brass shavings while changing the transmis sion fluid They...

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True or false: It's a good idea to shift an automatic transmission into neutral at a stoplight.

10.01.1992

I have driven cars since the Model T In the early years before automatic transmissions I routinely shifted to Neutral at stop lights or in heavy traffic When I bought my first auto matic transmission car in I continued to...

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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 it necessary to change my water pump while changing the timing belt?

10.01.1992

With miles on my Ford Escort the local Ford dealer recommends that I change my timing belt for And while they're in there he says I should have the water pump changed for an additional I like the car very...

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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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