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Ted has another idea about what could be causing static on the radio when applying the brakes.

11.01.1992

I m writing in response to Gene's question about static on the radio when he applies the brakes I would check for rusty tail light sockets I have a Firebird which also experienced static on the radio when I...

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Is it time to put this 186k mile Olds out to pasture yet?

11.01.1992

I read your column in our newspaper faithfully and your advice will figure heavily in my decision Here's my dilemma The love of my life is a ' Olds Delta The older I get the more I appreciate her size...

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True or false: It's a good idea to shift an automatic transmission into neutral at a stoplight.

10.01.1992

I have driven cars since the Model T In the early years before automatic transmissions I routinely shifted to Neutral at stop lights or in heavy traffic When I bought my first auto matic transmission car in I continued to...

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How can I "heat-proof" my car for an Arizona summer?

10.01.1992

I just moved to Arizona and am worried about my first summer here I need to know about window tinting I have four small children who are al ready wailing about hot seat belt buckles every time we get into...

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My carburetor was just rebuilt, so why doesn't my Mustang pass emissions testing?

10.01.1992

I have an ' Mustang V liter with an automatic transmission It has miles on it After a tune up I was told I had a fuel leak and needed to have the carburetor rebuilt or replaced So I had...

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Bob looks for advice on taking coolant samples.

10.01.1992

Can I check the anti-freeze in my radiator by taking out fluid from the overflow tank rather than the radiator itself Will the mix in the overflow tank be the same as in the radiator Bob RAY Well Bob generally...

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Is it necessary to change my water pump while changing the timing belt?

10.01.1992

With miles on my Ford Escort the local Ford dealer recommends that I change my timing belt for And while they're in there he says I should have the water pump changed for an additional I like the car very...

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Does that whiny noise mean my engine is dying...or just the turbo charger?

10.01.1992

My engine sounds like a siren when I accelerate It disappears after a short time but happens each time I start and stop I have a Chrysler LeBaron with a turbo engine When I took it to the dealer to...

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Why isn't silicone braking fluid more widely recommended?

10.01.1992

You recently recommended to a reader that she change the brake fluid in her car every miles or about every two years for most drivers I have three older cars in which I have put silicone brake fluid Silicone brake...

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How can I keep from getting frozen out of my car in cold weather?

10.01.1992

I am writing on behalf of the many car owners who reside in cold wet areas of the country and have suffered the problem of car doors freezing shut because of freezing rain or simply rain and dropping temperatures This...

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