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Is "posi-traction" just another name for "limited slip differential"?

01.01.1993

I called two Chevy dealers and one four-wheel-drive specialist and got three different answers Then I talked with my boyfriend who happens to be very mechanically inclined and that was the icing on the cake of confusion I own a...

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Will a rebuilt engine that is too tight ever loosen up, or does it need another rebuild?

01.01.1993

I recently had my cubic inch Ford V totally rebuilt using sixty thousandths over sized pistons A new water pump and a new oversized heavy duty radiator were in stalled After installation there has been an unacceptable overheating problem The...

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Shameless promotion: How to track down our book.

01.01.1993

I really enjoy your column and your radio show We own two Toyota Camrys and don't have any car problems but I'd love to know how to get a copy of your book I've been clipping and mailing your column...

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Tips for buying a car with 60k "highway miles".

01.01.1993

I know that one year to a human is like seven years to a dog But how many highway miles equal a city mile A local used car dealer has several Dodge Dynasty fleet cars for sale all with about...

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Why are blower motors "factory sealed"?

01.01.1993

What is meant by a factory sealed heater motor My problem started in December when I heard noises from the heater I was told by my gas station that it was the heater motor but that it is factory sealed...

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Is it safe to roadtrip in a car with a wheel that bounces like a basketball?

01.01.1993

I recently drove my girlfriend's sister's car from Seattle Washington to Salem Oregon as a favor I would have found some way to back out if I had known what I was getting into the car was a bomb Although...

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Is a new transmission needed, or just more regular servicing?

01.01.1993

I own a Cadillac Coupe Deville with miles on it As far as appearance it is in excellent condition and is my pride and joy Recently after leaving my house and going just one block I stopped for a stop...

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Bad axle or bad ball joint? Either way, don't drive until it's fixed.

01.01.1993

I have an AMC Eagle which is cosmetically and musically incorrect Its cosmetic shortcomings are a result of some AMC engineer s twisted idea of style The musical problem is due to a bent axle Everytime it turns a corner...

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Car Talk does some good...for once.

01.01.1993

My husband taught me how to take care of whatever automobile I drive I fill it with gas check the oil transmission fluid windshield fluid filters radiator and tires I drive my husband's Cavalier station wagon quite often and for...

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Click and Clack are asked their opinion about Saturns.

01.01.1993

With you dear fellows being my worshipped and adored purveyors of truth in the automotive industry and all I desperately need your help I read your column religiously but I have no recollection of seeing anything about the line of...

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