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A misfiring engine on a Ford Pinto.

11.01.1993

I own a Ford Pinto Oh boy that has a peculiar problem I will be cruising down the highway when all of a sudden the engine will start to miss The miss gets more and more severe until I have...

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Idling is necessary to preserve a turbo-charger.

11.01.1993

I have a Volvo sedan It's equipped with a turbo charger to boost the power of the four cylinder engine The owner's manual says that the engine should be allowed to idle at least two minutes before shut-off The problems...

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Is it safe to leave a manual transmission in neutral at a stop light?

11.01.1993

I recently got your pamphlet and read about how to make your clutch last longer One of the things you said is to put the car in Neutral and let the clutch out while sitting at a stop light I...

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New ring job or new engine?

11.01.1993

I have a Pontiac Sunbird with a liter engine For about two years now I have had an oil leak I cannot seem to locate When I do a lot of driving I may use a quart a day If...

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Who to call for safety recall information.

11.01.1993

Is there an number one could call to find out about auto recalls I have a Dodge Dynasty which leaks oil quite badly George TOM You bet there is George It's called The Auto Safety Hotline and it's operated by...

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Should Gail "let" her 27 year old son buy a new Mazda?

11.01.1993

My son who lives in Boston has a perfectly good Pontiac Grand Am which he bought new However he seems to have fallen in love with the Mazda RX- He wants to keep the Grand Am to drive during the...

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How should I prepare my car to be stored through the winter?

10.01.1993

Aloha I live in Hawaii but travel to Vermont in the summer and have a car that I leave in Vermont It's a Subaru WD wagon Every year it sits through the freezing winter I have taken the battery out...

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Think you're immune from "General Motors Power Steering Syndrome" because you drive a Saab? Think again.

10.01.1993

I have a Saab with power steering that is hard to steer when it is first driven After driving five to ten miles it works normally There is no fluid loss I have taken it to two seperate shops One...

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How can I install a rear window defroster kit?

10.01.1993

Help You are my last resort My dear cousin gave me a defroster kit for the rear window of my two-door Ford Escort The kit is three years old now and I still haven't found a mechanic who will put...

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If odometers reset at 99,999 miles, how can I tell if a car has 58k on it, or 158k?

10.01.1993

I have been looking to buy a used truck The problem I've been running into is with the odometer On a lot of cars and trucks the odometer does not go to miles It goes to and then starts over...

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