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Why do front tires sometimes have different air pressure than rear tires.

05.01.1993

Most of the cars I've owned have called for the same tire pressure front and rear But I've always wondered why the pressure couldn't be more closely related to the weight distribution of the car For example if percent of...

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Transmission suddenly switching gears at much different speeds.

05.01.1993

I own a Jeep Cherokee with miles on it Just recently the transmission started shifting at much different speeds than it always has The change is most noticable at the shift points between second and third and between third and...

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Some tips for driving Debbie's Suburu in the Swiss Alps.

05.01.1993

My husband and I recently moved to Switzerland from Michigan and have brought over our Subaru GL wagon with an automatic transmission The reason for this was that a typical dented rusted Mini painted purple goes for here so you...

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Heat shield repairs. Also, the Geo Prizm.

05.01.1993

I have a Volvo GL with miles on it Lately I've noticed that when my car is cold it sounds like a tree limb is dragging underneath it After about a mile the noise is gone The car runs great...

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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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I have an ' Chevette which I bought new in...

04.01.1993

I have an ' Chevette which I bought new in In January it wouldn't start so I had it towed to a garage It turned out to be a crankshaft bolt that had broken off They removed the broken end...

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The readings on my speedometer make no sense.

04.01.1993

I have a Mazda with miles on it My speedometer works fine from - then there's a dead spot from - --that is I know I'm going but the speedometer says It works fine from - then if I go...

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Does "goosing" the engine do any good...or harm?

04.01.1993

My neighbor swears that goosing the motor and then quickly shutting off the ignition saves a lot of wear and tear on the motor His Henry J looks like new and runs real quietly What is your opinion goose or...

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