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The proper jump start procedure...

11.01.1989

A friend needed a jump start the other day He attached the last negative cable to his negative battery terminal I said he should have attached it to a metal surface other than the battery Who was correct John RAY...

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"RPMS" v. "RPM"

11.01.1989

Your readers sometimes refer to RPMS You recently used the same incorrect term RPM is the abbreviation for Revolutions Per MINUTE not Revolutions Per MINUTES I am surprised that you permit even encourage this erroneous pluralization to continue John RAY...

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Does a 16-Year-Old Deserve a Nice Car?

11.01.1989

Aaron is buying his first car and he has his eye on a used Mazda Miata. Tom and Ray make a compelling case for something bigger and uglier.

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The age old question: do I fix or dump?

11.01.1989

I recently had a minor accident--in my own driveway--with my Pontiac Gran Prix with miles The insurance company paid me to repair the fender and paint the car The Grand Prix was a lovely blue when I bought it but...

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Does the check engine light actually indicate a problem?

11.01.1989

My question concerns my Chevy Cavalier The check engine light comes on all the time I check the items under the hood that would cause this trouble and find nothing wrong What should I do Art TOM Some historical perspective...

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How many miles can you get out of a 4 or 6 cylinder engine?

10.01.1989

Having amassed over miles on my ' Cutlass with a V engine I'm wondering whether you think today's and cylinder engines could ever boast as much I've done little other than normal maintenance and frequent oil changes Most of the...

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Is there a bowling ball in my engine?

10.01.1989

I have a question about my Jeep CJ Scrambler When I have it in wheel drive and hit a bump it sounds as if a bowling ball is loose under my feet When the wheels are locked into wheel drive...

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Where can I find classic car parts?

10.01.1989

I have a Buick Special with no brakes What I need is a power lever boot and a master boot I have not been able to find either of these parts I used to know the number of a place...

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Why do my rear brakes lock up?

10.01.1989

I have a Olds Delta that has a few problems The one that bothers me the most is that the few times it has been necessary to quickly apply the brakes the rear wheels lock and the car skids The...

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Mercedes material?

10.01.1989

I need some advice on buying a used Mercedes Benz I need a nice four-door sedan for my job and I do a lot of driving I would like a used Benz but I am not sure what to look...

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