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Buying from your ex is a bad idea.

05.01.1991

I recently purchased a used ' Toyota Camry from my ex-husband After having the wheels aligned I noticed that the steering wheel was not straight--that is the steering wheel is turned a few inches to the right when the wheels...

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To use or not to use the headlights...

05.01.1991

Does driving a vehicle with the headlights on appreciably shorten the life of the battery and or alternator I am asking about additional hours logged during daylight hours Even though it's safer I think many people are reluctant to turn...

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Traction control--no car does well on sheer ice.

05.01.1991

I am in the fortunate position of being able to purchase pretty much any car that I would like within a reasonable or even a slightly unreasonable range Right now I'm looking at an Acura Legend LS as well as...

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When a Rolls Royce cuts off, look for a Buick mechanic.

05.01.1991

I have a Rolls Royce which was modified with a Buick engine and transmission several years ago I drive it only occasionally Recently it developed a problem of seeming to cut off the electrical power to the engine for a...

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Buy a Hum-Vee for Junior

05.01.1991

Our year old son will be getting his license this year and wants a car Now before you make your recommendation let me tell you a few of the things this boy has done He recently shaved off his beautiful...

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Proof that Aaron's losing brain cells: He enjoys our column!

05.01.1991

I really enjoy your column I own a Nissan Maxima with a curious problem Whenever I turn on the defroster and put the air selector on Recirculate it's fine But when I select Fresh Air I smell exhaust gas This...

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Parking pawl met parking Peter and parking Mary

05.01.1991

I thoroughly enjoy your column You make car maintenance a fun job rather than all worries dollars and cents When I start my Chrysler wagon sometimes--if it's on an incline--it's extremely difficult to pull the shifting lever out of park...

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Limited slip differential saves your wheels.

04.01.1991

I got myself an ' Chevy Astro Van Among its options is a Limited Slip Differential To a layman like me that means that when one of the driven wheels starts slipping in mud or snow the power transfers to...

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On further inspection, dealer-ordered "independent inspection" doesn't do the job.

04.01.1991

Yesterday I went to a new car dealership near work to look at some of their used cars We're thinking of buying an ' or ' Acura Legend I told the salesman that before I would consider purchasing one I'd...

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What is that "fishy" smell?

04.01.1991

I have an ' Chevy Corsica that has developed a fishy smell inside the car I think it has an odor like antifreeze I haven't noticed any leaks and everything seems to be working OK Do you have any suggestions...

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