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What might it cost me to fix this power steering fluid leak?

12.01.1992

I have a Chevrolet Malibu In the last two months I have been losing power steering fluid I have had to add fluid every two or three weeks I have been looking under the car for leaks or spots but...

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Can I shift without using the clutch?

12.01.1992

I own a car with a manual transmission My brother who by the way loves reading your column claims that it is okay to shift gears in my car without pushing in the clutch It seems to me that this...

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Fact or fiction: Turning on the AC while idling will save gas.

12.01.1992

I have been told by an automobile manufacturers certified mechanic how to conserve on gasoline consumption He has practiced the proceedure for years and I am now following it Please confirm that this is valid When I am held up...

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New hoses recommended after a "free" tune-up: scam or necessity?

12.01.1992

I'm an old senior citizen driving an old Cadillac with miles on it all down hill It has the original coolant and original hoses Should I change the coolant and hoses when the old boat is running like a top...

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Could Roxanne's air conditioner be making her ill?

12.01.1992

This is a crazy question but you're used to it so here goes I drive an ' Mercury Sable which both my husband and I are very pleased with Of all the cars I've ever had it's my favorite However...

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Does gas need to "settle" in the tank before driving away from a filling station?

11.01.1992

I have a friend who has a habit of pushing down on the back of the car when filling the tank He tells me that he is settling the gas which allows him to fill the tank even more Does...

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Ted has another idea about what could be causing static on the radio when applying the brakes.

11.01.1992

I m writing in response to Gene's question about static on the radio when he applies the brakes I would check for rusty tail light sockets I have a Firebird which also experienced static on the radio when I...

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Is it time to put this 186k mile Olds out to pasture yet?

11.01.1992

I read your column in our newspaper faithfully and your advice will figure heavily in my decision Here's my dilemma The love of my life is a ' Olds Delta The older I get the more I appreciate her size...

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How can I tighten the steering on my Cadillac Coupe DeVille?

11.01.1992

I just acquired a Cadillac Coupe DeVille It is in great shape However there is too much play in the steering wheel How can this be corrected Ben RAY There s play in the wheel and you think something s...

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Is my Grand Marquis' fuel pump really INSIDE the gas tank?

11.01.1992

I have a Grand Marquis with miles on it I have just noticed a humming noise coming from the rear end of my car A mechanic friend told me it was coming from the fuel pump in my gas tank...

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