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Does my husband really need to down-shift?

11.01.1990

I have a Plymouth Turismo with a five-speed manual transmission My husband drives the car whenever we travel somewhere He always down-shifts when he passes another car Please explain the point of leaving fifth gear when the car is moving...

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Should I drive fast or slow on a dirt road?

11.01.1990

I drive on a dirt road approximately two miles daily I have heard opposing suggestions about the best way to drive on dirt roads One theory is to drive slowly - mph so the bumps will not cause so much...

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Diagnosis: an acute case of cheapskatery

11.01.1990

We recently bought an ' Toyota Corolla Diesel from my mother-in-law The car runs great but we're having a problem with the air conditioning When you start the car it works fine But then the light on the A C...

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Should I trust the manual or tire for proper tire pressure?

11.01.1990

I have a ' Hyundai It says on the tire that maximum pressure is psi But the owner's manual says psi Why the big difference Alice TOM The number on the tire's sidewall psi is the maximum pressure you can...

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Do you want the short answer?

10.01.1990

My friend and co-worker has a Volvo with miles on it The car seems to have chronic ailments front end transmission distributor etc which are always big dollar items To add insult to injury once a mechanic works on it...

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Car philosophy 101

10.01.1990

I have a couple of questions that have bothered me for a long time First why does the side view mirror on the passenger side of the car make things look so far away Second why do your emergency flashers...

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When a Pup becomes a dog

10.01.1990

I own a Isuzu Pup pickup that has given me a great ride for four years with the best maintenance record of any vehicle I've owned It has miles and has only one problem that concerns me It backfires out...

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Do not run out of gas!

10.01.1990

I am presently driving my first fuel injected car A friend told me to be sure not to run out of gas as it is a problem with fuel injected cars Is it Floyd TOM I've got news for you...

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My car grinds and burns...help!

10.01.1990

I have a four cylinder Mustang After I've been driving for to minutes I hear a grinding sound when I accelerate When this happens I also smell something burning Help Gilda TOM Gee Gilda it could be any number of...

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This is what we call an "old father's tale."

10.01.1990

When I was learning to drive a car my father told me that it's better for the car if the engine is turned off while the car is in neutral instead of park After it's turned off he said to...

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