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Do speedbumps damage a car's suspension?

09.01.1993

On my way to work every day I go over several speed bumps on a certain street Can this in any way hurt my car over a long period of time Meredith TOM It certainly can Meredith We're rushing you...

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Removing wheels that have been rusted onto the car.

09.01.1993

You really made a big mistake in your advice to Don regarding his wheels He was the guy whose wheels were rusted onto to his old car You told him to have a mechanic heat up the wheels with an...

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Do manual transmissions still get better gas mileage than autmatic transmissions?

09.01.1993

This question has bugged me for years Why do vehicles with automatic transmissions have mileage ratings that are lower than vehicles with manual transmissions My father says it's because cars with automatic transmissions have to idle higher That could explain...

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What's behind this shrieking wheel?

09.01.1993

The right front wheel of my Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera shrieks horribly Mostly this happens in the first couple of miles of driving and then intermittently I find this embarrassing not to mention disturbing I have taken it to four mechanics...

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Should I bother with the $60 fuel injector cleaning solvent from my tune-up guys?

08.01.1993

My wife and I both drive fuel injected Pontiac Grand Ams I recently had both tuned up at one of those tune-up places The last three times I've been there they have insisted that we purchase a procedure for cleaning...

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What causes "cupped" tires?

08.01.1993

What is the cause of cupped tires We drive a Chrysler New Yorker We rotate the tires every miles At miles the Goodyear tires cupped and were replaced by Goodyear Now at miles the tires are cupped again Chrysler blames...

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Before installing driving lights, get your eyesight checked. Really.

08.01.1993

I hope you can help me My wife and I have a Nissan Maxima which is one of the best cars we've ever owned But ever since we've owned it the headlights do not seem to light up the road...

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Low oil pressure is caused by lots of things, but start with the filter first.

08.01.1993

I own an Olds Delta with miles It is well-maintained and has its oil and filter changed regularly For the last couple of months the oil light either comes on or flutters when I'm stopped at a traffic light or...

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Oil in an air filter? That's your cue to get a new car.

08.01.1993

I have a Honda Civic Why does my air filter have oil in it James RAY Have you seen those new toothbrushes that tell you when it's time to buy a new one There's a blue line on the bristles...

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A warning from the Library of Congress...!

08.01.1993

In one of your recent columns a reader wrote to you because she was having a difficult time finding your book CAR TALK In your response you mentioned the Library of Congress and suggested that your readers could try sneaking...

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