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Is the hot air tube even necessary?

01.01.1992

I have a Mustang which I only use during the winter in southern Arizona I took it to a local mechanic because I heard a rattle in the engine His diagnosis was hot air tube vibrating and making noise against...

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Is the head liner really necessary?

01.01.1992

I have a Cadillac four-door sedan The head liner is falling down Is there anything I can do to repair it or must I pay to an upholstery business John RAY Well John there's nothing that says you have to...

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Will a car run "better" without a catalytic converter or muffler?

01.01.1992

Forgive me for asking a purely theoretical question but I need to win a bet Will a current model American car run better without a catalytic converter or without a muffler Please understand I have no intention of removing these...

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The "go to your mechanic and have the engine checked" light.

12.01.1991

My Chariot is a Chevy Celebrity wagon For the last month or so once in about every starts my check engine light comes on and stays on Please tell me what it is I'm supposed to check Is there a...

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The problem: Tom, my husband (not you, Tom).

12.01.1991

My husband and I have a -speed Ford Explorer and I must say it's wonderful The problem Tom my husband not you Tom often comes to a stop without using the clutch He waits until the car shakes or almost...

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My odomoeter is ticking backwards!!

12.01.1991

My boyfriend and everyone else I have told this to thinks I'm crazy I hope you'll disagree with them I have an ' Pontiac Sunbird with about miles on it On at least three occassions while driving I would suddenly...

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To keep or dump a car while Peace Corp-ing.

12.01.1991

I am going into the Peace Corps and will be overseas for two years I have a Toyota Tercel with miles on it It's paid for and is in good shape I have two choices I think I can sell...

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Actually, I'll take the hug.

12.01.1991

I will hug your neck if you can find me a place to get a gear box for a Ford truck with four wheel drive That's all I need to put it back on the road Wanda RAY You don't...

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The great regular/premium debate.

12.01.1991

My girlfriend owns a Honda Civic Her father says that it will run better if she puts premium gasoline in it I said that a four cylinder Honda needs nothing more than regular unleaded gas The car has never rattled...

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"All Wheel" versus "Four Wheel" drive.

12.01.1991

My driveway is quite steep and I have an old beat-up four wheel drive truck that I use to get in and out of it in the winter when there's snow or ice on the ground I also have a...

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