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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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Does that whiny noise mean my engine is dying...or just the turbo charger?

10.01.1992

My engine sounds like a siren when I accelerate It disappears after a short time but happens each time I start and stop I have a Chrysler LeBaron with a turbo engine When I took it to the dealer to...

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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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What about blind spots on the LEFT side of the car?

09.01.1992

I read your recent column about blind spots on the right side of your car But what about the blind spot on the left side Why not use a wide angle mirror there too Is there any thing I can...

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How do I remove self-inlicted scratches from my windshield?

09.01.1992

The windshield on my Lexus ES developed a film outside the surface cleared by the windshield wipers Normal glass cleaning liquid would not cut it So I tried cleaning the area with a green nylon pad called Scotch Bright along...

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One shouldn't have to be an Olympic weightlifter to brake a small truck.

09.01.1992

Got a problem In I bought a new Dodge Ram their small pick-up made by Mitsubishi I liked it well enough to buy another one in when my company bought the ' It's the same truck except with the sport...

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