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Timing chains, not to be confused with timing belts, don't need frequent changing.

07.01.1993

I have a Buick Park Avenue with a cc engine and miles on it The car runs great but a service manager told me that these engines are prone to having their timing chains break at miles or so He...

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Info on Ford's paint recall and their repainting program.

07.01.1993

Do you know a - number I could call about the paint on my dark blue Ford F- Pick-up The paint is peeling off all over the place hood fenders roof sides you name it I was told that the...

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In this case, your dealer is full of baloney.

07.01.1993

I regularly read your column and listen to your radio show and enjoy both But enough fawning and on with my question I have a Ford Escort LX which has gentle miles on the clock Over the last few months...

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Does turning the steering wheel while parked put extra stress on the steering linkage?

07.01.1993

We have a pressing question which is putting a strain on our marriage My position is that turning the steering wheel with the car stationary puts a stress on the steering linkage which will eventually lead to excessive wear I...

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Installing a rebuilt steering rack will save you a bundle.

06.01.1993

I am a college student who is responsible for the maintenance of my own car I have an ' Toyota Corolla LE with miles The body and the interior are in excellent condition for the age of the car Until...

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Oil in the antifreeze reservoir? That's gonna cost ya.

06.01.1993

I have a ' Porsche I recently had it towed back to my house due to oil in the antifreeze reservoir My questions are what caused it and what type of money are we talking about to repair it John...

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The best way to brake.

06.01.1993

Assume you're driving a car approaching a red light at miles per hour at a distance of or feet Once you release the accelerator which causes the least wear on the brakes Light application until the car stops or allowing...

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An easy leak fix for your trunk: weather stripping.

06.01.1993

I own a Geo Spectrum For the first two years the car had no problems Now however I've discovered that my trunk leaks whenever it rains or I wash my car Everything in my trunk gets wet and the trunk...

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Ladies, like us, you've been had.

06.01.1993

We want you to break the news to us gently Are we both gullible or what My friend and I both dropped on a gadget that is supposed to increase our gas mileage It's a four inch magnet which straps...

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After-market air conditioning: good idea?

06.01.1993

I recently bought a used Geo Prizm It has every feature I want except air conditioning I just assumed I could have it put in later Now a couple of auto mechanics have told me that it's a bad idea...

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