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What happens when you plug a jumper cable in to a cigarette lighter?

07.01.1992

There are jumper cables being advertised for use between cigarette lighters They look great Are they Bill TOM No they're not It's another case of something that sounds too good to be true and IS too good to be true...

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What could be causing the wandering miss in my Dodge Mirada?

07.01.1992

I have a Dodge Mirada with a cubic inch engine It has a wandering miss during idle with or without accessories on The cap and rotor were changed recently I am getting spark from the plug wires on both ends...

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How do you aim a newly installed headlight?

07.01.1992

Recently I replaced a burned out low beam headlight but could not find any information in either my owner's manual or on the headlight box about how to aim the new light properly I remember years ago the owner's manual...

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What is the plural of Lexus?

07.01.1992

My husband and I recently had a question we thought you might be able to answer This question is a little off-beat but we're curious What is the plural of Lexus Amy TOM Well Amy the problem is nobody knows...

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My speedometer is out of whack and it's racking the miles up on my odometer.

06.01.1992

I own a GTSI Ferrari The speedometer needle is on mph when the car is stand ing still I've checked out the mileage on the interstate mile markers and it's exactly ten percent over The mileage shows on the odometer...

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How often to my Honda's valves REALLY need to be changed?

06.01.1992

We own a Honda Prelude In the owners' manual it is recommended that the valves be adjusted every miles Do you think this hun dred dollar expense is really necessary so often The car is driven to and from work...

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Are automatic power locks a federally mandated safety feature?

06.01.1992

The company I work for recently issued me a Cutlass as a company car Now I don't want to complain The last company I worked for considered door handles an option This is a decent car but I have one...

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A Celica is saying "Ta-ta" to Ari.

06.01.1992

I drive a Toyota Celica Supra with miles that runs like new However a problem has developed with the steering wheel It has started vibrating so that I can actually see my hand shaking as I hold the wheel The...

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Where do we begin to look for the source in our leaky Chevette?

06.01.1992

My son purchased a Chevette for from a friend at school The body is in fair shape and so is the interior The motor is another story We discovered a water leak in the area of the fuel pump It...

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Convertibles that part your hair for you.

06.01.1992

I have a rather strange question for you It's about convertibles If you find your hair parting in the back of your head does that mean carbon monoxide fumes are coming forward into the passenger compartment instead of being left...

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