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That door chime you hate isn't just for keys in the ignition.

04.01.1993

I have been through the same process with dealers many times Currently I own a Ford Explorer The dealership advises me that it is against federal law to disconnect the chime feature that drives me crazy every time I open...

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Don't mess around with a shimmy in the front-end.

04.01.1993

My mom owns a Merkur Scorpio that I drive quite often It has miles on it The problem we have is when you hit the brakes to stop the steering wheel shakes and shimmies to the right and left all...

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Who's right: Father or Daughter?

04.01.1993

My dear father and I seek eternal truth from an indisputable source Recently my father tried to convince me that all of the repairs done on my car have been routine maintenance it's a Chevy Camaro so we KNOW that's...

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Wearing sunglasses while driving in a car with airbags?

04.01.1993

My husband recently bought his first car with a driver's side airbag Since then he hesitates to wear his sunglasses while driving If the airbag inflates he does not want to receive a serious eye injury because of the metal...

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Safety features on starters would be a no-brainer.

03.01.1993

Why don't starters have a safety feature on them which would prevent them from engaging once the engine is already started It seems to me that this feature would be fairly easy to implement I'm convinced that I ruined the...

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Check Engine Lights are better than fans for avoiding an overheated engine.

03.01.1993

I own a Ford Escort Recently the car overheated due to a faulty fan relay The car had only miles on it and now I need a new engine In the future I was wondering if it would be a...

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What could burn through 4 distributors?

03.01.1993

My car is a Toyota Tercel The problem is that last June the car wouldn't start So the local gas station replaced the distributor Then the same thing happened in September November and January The last three times the distributor...

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Could transmission fluid be leaking into the crankcase?

03.01.1993

I need help with a car problem It's a Chevy Impala with a V- The automatic transmission has been leaking a quart of fluid a week for about six months The problem is that the engine oil keeps going up...

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Turning off the AC when you shut off the engine?

03.01.1993

Please resolve an ongoing discussion in our home Should the air conditioner be turned off when you shut off the engine My theory is that if you turn off the a c when you start the car it won't cause...

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Making lemonade out of a lemon.

03.01.1993

I'm a real troubled man I have a lemon and an angry wife I just bought a used ' Dodge Caravan liter with automatic transmission for my wife and twin boys My wife noticed that the engine often stalls in...

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