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About a year ago I purchased a Ford F- pickup...

07.01.1994

About a year ago I purchased a Ford F- pickup from my local Ford dealer's used car lot The truck had about miles and a fuel injected V engine When I first saw the truck the engine compartment was absolutely...

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Does anyone still make manual transmissions with "hill holders"?

07.01.1994

When I was young my Dad and I each owned Studebaker autos My last one was a All of them were standard transmission cars and all of them had as standard equipment a hill-holder This rather nice device holds a...

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We have a Chevette It runs fine most of the...

07.01.1994

We have a Chevette It runs fine most of the time but every now and then when driving at speeds of - mph it will slowly lose power You can press the accelerator to the floor and it will drop...

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I drive a VW Rabbit with a speed manual transmission...

07.01.1994

I drive a VW Rabbit with a speed manual transmission Without revving the engine I can successfully skip first gear and start driving in second gear Will this significantly extend the life of the clutch Tim TOM Extend the life...

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I own a Chevrolet Camaro My wife recently used the...

07.01.1994

I own a Chevrolet Camaro My wife recently used the car to drop off newspapers at the local recycling center While she was dumping the old newspapers one of her plastic grocery bags blew under the car and immediately stuck...

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I love your column It's so refreshing to get a...

07.01.1994

I love your column It's so refreshing to get a straight answer in language I can understand I have a Buick Regal with miles on it About two and a half years ago it started burning oil I took it...

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I have a Mustang convertible with a six cylinder engine...

07.01.1994

I have a Mustang convertible with a six cylinder engine Everytime I turn on the defroster to clear the windshield the compressor comes on and the engine idles much faster which makes it dangerous on slick streets How do I...

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arrived in the same envelope and we thought you'd want...

07.01.1994

arrived in the same envelope and we thought you'd want to see both of them we love these little lover's spats Dear Tom and Ray I usually drive between and mph and I keep my Toyota Tercel in third gear...

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I have an old style battery in my Bonneville When...

07.01.1994

I have an old style battery in my Bonneville When it needs water would it be of any benefit to add leftover battery acid from another battery instead of distilled water Wally RAY Gee Wally This is one of the...

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Recently on one of your radio shows you had a...

07.01.1994

Recently on one of your radio shows you had a young lady from Alaska with a Toyota Land Cruiser that had been in an accident and then handled funny As I recall she said it steered funny and that she...

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