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Buy a crash helmet.

04.01.1992

I have a Mercury Topaz About a month ago the brake light came on while I was driving When I slowed down for a stop light it would go out Then when I got underway again it would come back...

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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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I'm a shorty and my seatbelt chokes me, help!

04.01.1992

I hate wearing seat belts And so does a friend of mine who is also very short We hate them because they cross our necks and make us feel like we're being choked In my last car I was able...

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You can not only feel the jerk...if you look in the driver's seat, you can see him, too.

03.01.1992

We have a car with an automatic transmission My husband has several habits I'd like you to comment on While backing out of a parking space he'll shift the car from Reverse to Drive before coming to a complete stop...

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What useful function does the ingnition button serve?

03.01.1992

Whenever I rent a car that has a button that must be pushed before the ignition key can be released I become curious What useful function does this button serve Jan TOM Good question Jan I don't think it serves...

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When the oil light comes on, stop the engine immediately.

03.01.1992

First of all you have a great column It's thoroughly enjoyable even for a mechanical nerd like myself Here's my problem My son has a four-wheel drive Ford Tempo which he took to a local service station for an oil...

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This is a clear case of testosterone poisoning.

03.01.1992

My brother-in-law has a male superiority problem about driving and we have a long-standing argument concerning down-shifting standard shift cars when approaching a stop I don't down shift I was taught otherwise My brother-in-law however says I'm stupid and I...

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