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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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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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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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