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Your rotors are softer than your brake pads. Talk about a design flaw!

08.01.1993

I am the owner of two General Motors cars which were purchased new They are a Pontiac Grand Am and a Buick Skylark Both have liter four cylinder engines They each have about miles on them Although the brake pads...

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How can I seal a crack in my manual transmission housing?

08.01.1993

Several years ago I had some work done on my GMC pick up that involved removing the engine and the transmission After the work was completed I discovered a puddle of gear oil forming in my driveway where the truck...

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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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If you're burning (not leaking) oil, the problem will only get worse.

07.01.1993

My Olds Cutlass uses two quarts of oil for every gas fill up The car appears to be burning oil since there is no leak I can't afford a new motor or car Is there something else I can do...

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Why do defrosters work better with the AC turned on?

07.01.1993

I own an ' Hyundai Excel During the rainy season I experience only minimal success with defogging my front and side windows with the defroster going full blast and it really heats up in there My wife told me she...

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