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The proper way to use the clutch:

05.01.1992

I just learned to drive a standard transmission and appreciated your recent column on riding the clutch Could you please give more details concerning the proper time to use the clutch Being new to this I have started watching friends...

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An argument about blowouts...

05.01.1992

My buddy and I have an ongoing argument about blowouts I say a rear tire blowing is worse than a front tire blowing--assuming you have power steering and a hold on the steering wheel He says a front tire blowing...

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What to do about my whiney Honda...

05.01.1992

My Honda Accord -door has about miles on it At about mph it sometimes starts emitting a high pitched whine It usually starts on a hilly up and down stretch but then seems to continue even on the flat The...

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Wipers with a moisture-related problem.

05.01.1992

My Nissan SX has a windshield wiper problem that none of the mechanics I have consulted seem to be able to fix At random times while driving in bad weather the wiper blades will first start to slow down as...

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Does the smell of anti-freeze mean something is wrong?

05.01.1992

I'm a little old lady who owns a Chevy Celebrity that I only drive to Bingo and area stores The car has less than miles on it Recently when it stalled on a cold start I took it in for...

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We ain't junk yards!

05.01.1992

I enjoy your column I find your wit and humor mix well with your obvious mechanical expertise I've just got one gripe It's the way you refer to Auto Salvage Yards as Junk Yards Come on fellas We have enough...

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The chewing gum and spackle remedy.

04.01.1992

Since I consider myself a master mechanic I decided to replace the thermostat on my ' Escort my self In the process one of the three bolts on the thermostat housing sheared off in the block My local garage was...

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Always step on the clutch when starting your car.

04.01.1992

Here is my question If you own a car with a manual transmission which is better starting the car with the clutch out and the shifter in Neutral or pushing in the clutch while you start the car Donald RAY...

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Too much grease in the speedometer cable?

04.01.1992

For a couple of years the speedometer cable in my S- Blazer squeaked As it approached miles I finally took it to a Chevy dealer to get it greased Then I began to notice that even though my speedometer was...

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I dropped the newspaper in the tub and obliterated it...

04.01.1992

Some weeks ago I picked up my paper from my front porch and as I always do went right to your column My wife and I argue over who will get to read your column first so I try to...

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