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Why do so many car names end with an "a"?

01.01.1990

We were wondering why so many car makers use names that end with a For example Supra Corsica Honda Daytona Maxima Beretta Miata etc Do the car makers just have an incredible lack of imagination Anthony and Dan TOM We...

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Draining the brake system v. bleeding the lines?

01.01.1990

I have read that all brake fluid should be bled out from time to time because it absorbs water Are they talking about draining the entire system or just bleeding the lines Also how often should this be done Joseph...

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My husband always leaves the light on...

01.01.1990

My husband the absent minded professor drives a Mitsubishi Galant He's very happy with the car but has one major problem He invariably leaves the lights on and runs the battery down to where he has to get a jump...

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Lights that won't come on...

01.01.1990

We have two Grand Am Pontiacs in our family both of which have the same problem In cold weather when the headlights are turned on the dashboard lights don't come on A few miles down the road they come on...

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My mini-van goes forward when it should go backwards...

01.01.1990

I've had a problem with my Plymouth Voyager mini-van for some time The automatic shift indicator keeps slipping For instance the indicator will show the van to be in drive when in fact it is in reverse The van has...

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Do car companies pay for car names?

01.01.1990

Car companies are constantly coming up with names like Pinto Taurus Mustang etc Do they pay for new names Who would I write to Joe RAY You've got a name that you want to sell huh Unfortunately you can't protect...

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Where can I find a scissors frame?

01.01.1990

I own a Chevrolet Caprice convertible My car was involved in a rather violent car wreck and the frame for the convertible top was bent This frame has been described to me as a scissors frame for large GM cars...

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Why are windows wired so they only operate when the ignition is on?

12.01.1989

Why in the world do car makers connect power window circuits so that the ignition switch must be turned on in order to operate the windows It's a pain You get out of the car and realize you left a...

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What is a "half shaft"?

12.01.1989

What is a half shaft in a Ford Tempo and what makes it give out Barbara TOM The half shaft is what you get from the dealer when your car is still under warranty Once the warranty expires Barbara you...

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Name some great American cars!

12.01.1989

My husband thinks the best car in terms of reliability cost and fuel efficiency is the Acura Legend His next favorite car is the Honda Accord Please give us the names of any American automobiles that are as reliable and...

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