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Does using a car radio burn through more gas?

08.01.1992

My husband insists that driving with the car radio on uses extra gasoline except when the baseball games are on If the gas tank gets low he says we will run out of gas sooner if the radio is on...

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Can changing transmission fluid loosen the bands inside?

08.01.1992

I have a Grand Am with about miles I average about to miles a year I have kept up on regu larly scheduled maintenance oil changes every miles etc except for one item I have only had the transmission filter...

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Is there any hope for my "new" Dodge Dart?

08.01.1992

I recently purchased a Dodge Dart--don't laugh, the car has 61K original miles on a V- engine The original interior is nearly flawless and the paint still shines. I paid only $700 for the car.  Now here's the bad part ....

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Dealer qualifications.

08.01.1992

I'm currently in a state prison and I read your column regularly I'm wondering if you could tell me how to get a dealers license so I can buy and sell used vehicles when I get out Please tell me...

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What advice would you give for maintaining a Miata that winters in our garage?

08.01.1992

I bought my lovely wife a Mazda Miata for her birthday a couple of years ago She enjoys driving it in warm weather and wants to keep it in good condition for many years She stores it during the winter...

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Will mixing different types of brake fluid ruin my master cylinder?

08.01.1992

At the auto parts store I've seen brake fluid listed as both DOT and DOT Are these two compatible I've been told by a friend that these two should not be mixed in the brake master cylinder or it will...

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What sedan do you recommend for someone who doesn't have a Cadillac budget?

07.01.1992

My question to you is about the purchase of a new car I've heard you recommend the Cadillac STS as well as the Lexus LS But frankly even though I could afford it I have trouble paying that kind of...

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Why is my generator light always a little bit on?

07.01.1992

The generator light on my Chevy Citation stays dimly lit most of the time But I've taken it to a mechanic and the alternator has checked out fine What's the problem Tom TOM The problem is the guy who checked...

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What could have ruined my brand new muffler?

07.01.1992

I have a GMC pick up Five months ago I had the exhaust system changed at a leading muffler shop The muffler has since swelled and now vibrates internally I brought the truck back to the shop They told me...

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What would you recommend to replace our Dodge Omni?

07.01.1992

Your radio program and newspa per column are so helpful that we are writing to you for advice in buying a new car We are two ladies in our mid-seventies who have driven a Dodge Omni for the past six...

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