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Don't believe the dealer, there IS something wrong with brakes that fail just one time.

12.01.1993

My wife and I are the reluctant owners of a Olds Delta When I say reluctant I mean we hardly dare to drive the thing My wife was travelling through town the other day and when she approached an intersection...

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Turbo engines explained.

12.01.1993

You guys are really funny I enjoy your column Can you explain to me how a turbo engine works Andy RAY Sure Andy Here's the basic idea An engine needs air in order to run And on a normal engine...

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Which is better: an '81 Chevy Malibu or a '75 Volvo 242 GL?

12.01.1993

Help I am faced with the dilemma of chosing between cars I am and my mother is making me choose between her old car a Chevrolet Malibu and my current one a Volvo GL The Chevy has miles and the...

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Does downshifting use more gas, or less?

12.01.1993

Our names are Pete and Charley and we've had an ongoing discussion for years about a certain subject Your answer to this question will result in one of us getting a free breakfast We've both agreed that your answer to...

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Could a car with 63k already have arthritis?

11.01.1993

Thanks for your column which makes an otherwise to me dull subject entertaining educational and most of all humorous Now a question for the experts or you guys if you can answer it Could my Mercury Monarch with miles on...

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Is my mechanic right to refer me to a dealer for diagnostics and repairs?

11.01.1993

I have a non-turbo Chrysler LeBaron snazzy red Convertible with miles on it I recently took it in for a tuneup at Sears Both before and after the engine idled roughly when I was in gear say at a red...

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How often should my Grand Marquis be greased?

11.01.1993

We own a and Mercury Grand Marquis In both of the owner's manuals it says that the cars should only be greased every miles I'm used to greasing my car every - miles Is there any harm in greasing it...

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Yet another case of G.M.P.S.S: General Motors Power Steering Syndrome

11.01.1993

OK you two let's see you answer this one I have a Chevy Celebrity and my brother has a Buick Century We both seem to have the same problem with our power steering When we first start our cars on...

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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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