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I have an idea that I think would improve car...

09.01.1993

I have an idea that I think would improve car safety and people's driving Why don't cars have brake lights on the front Think about it -- if you're in the middle of an intersection waiting to turn left a...

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We're placing our faith in GM's customer service.

09.01.1993

My wife has a problem with her Chevy Astro van Two months ago at miles she suddenly heard an unusual noise when she started the engine She turned the engine off and called me at work to come take a...

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What do you think of those so-called nose protectors?

09.01.1993

What gives with those so-called nose protectors that people purchase for their cars to curb front end damage caused by flying gravel bugs road debris etc Untold millions of dollars have been spent through the years making the front end...

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Idling turbo-charged engines: a necessary evil?

09.01.1993

I recently read an advertisement for a product called a Turbo Timer that leaves the engine running at idle for up to ten minutes after you park the car and remove the keys The ad claimed that this would stabilize...

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The battery acid taste test.

09.01.1993

I just had to replace the two year old battery in my Dodge Rampage I've had the car a year and a half and the papers that came with it indicate that the battery was installed in Whenever I opened...

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After a gazillion repairs, why is my daughter's Nova burning MORE oil than before?

08.01.1993

My daughter has a Chevy Nova which is using about two quarts of oil a week The car is being driven less than miles a week and now has miles on it She re cently replaced the timing belt the...

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How to find an out of print owner's manual.

08.01.1993

Can you tell me where or how I might obtain an owner's manual for a Dodge Aspen Is it out of print Bill TOM It's not out of print Bill In fact I just read it over the summer It...

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Can you recommend a non-Japanese 4WD vehicle that does well in high winds?

08.01.1993

I've just moved from the foothills to the Sierra Valley where the snow piles up and the winter winds blow I'll be driving across this windy place every day next winter and I'm thinking of selling my beloved old VW...

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Could a faulty ignition system cause your garage door to open by itself?

08.01.1993

I have a white ' Olds Starfire About every third or fourth time I pull into the driveway the electric garage door opens Sometimes the door opens when I'm pulling out of the driveway There is no control for the...

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Changing the timing belt every 45k miles (instead of 60k) might save the engine of your '81 Ford Escort.

08.01.1993

I recently purchased a very used Ford Escort stop laughing it was only I know that they are prone to valve train meltdown When mine does melt can I install a later model engine to avoid a recurrence Dan TOM...

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