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Dear Car Talk | Nov 21, 2017

The value of this inheritance may be dubious. 

 

auctions Cadillac Seville

Apr 01, 1998

Teaching your mother-in-law how to drive a stick will be harder on more than just your clutch.

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I have a situation on my hands that I thought might tickle your funny bone My mother-in-law is coming to visit and stay with my husband and me for a long weekend During her visit she wants me to teach...

clutches driver education

Apr 01, 1998

Is it normal to lost power when shifting into "overdrive"?

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I have a question about my husband's Ford Ranger The Ranger has a standard transmission and a four-cylinder engine When we put the Ranger into Overdrive the rpm goes down but the engine loses power In order to climb a...

horsepower

Apr 01, 1998

Does getting oil on my timing belt mean it has to be changed?

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I own a Honda Accord with miles on it Last week when it was in for a valve adjustment it was discovered that the cam shaft oil seal was leaking Oil has gotten all over the timing belt The mechanic...

belts timing belts

Apr 01, 1998

Could a bad distributor cause gas to show up in my oil?

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I have gas in the oil of my Olds Cutlass Is it possible that a bad distributor is causing this -- Greg RAY Is it possible that space aliens were responsible for the Iran-Contra affair Sure But it's not very...

carburetors chokes distributors

Apr 01, 1998

Do I have any recourse for the deteriorating paint job on my Mercury?

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I have a Mercury Sable with miles and seriously deteriorating paint I bought the car new The guy at the independent paint shop said that the car's paint had been subject to a silent recall and that Mercury would repaint...

paint liability

Apr 01, 1998

What's your take on cruise control for short distances?

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My fiance and I have been arguing about of all things cruise control He loves to use the cruise control for even short distances three or four miles is fine with him I told him this is not good for...

cruise control

Apr 01, 1998

Timing belt maintenance isn't included in your Stanza's owner's manual...but you should still change it.

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I have an ' Nissan Stanza with about miles on it It has been a wonderful car and I've taken good care of it Recently I went in for new tires and the Goodyear store took me for a ride...

timing belts maintenance Nissan Stanza

Apr 01, 1998

You can guess what happens when Our Lousy Column runs in the Food section of your local rag -- more lousy jokes!

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As the proud owner of a ' Chevy pickup I have utilized and appreciated your technical prowess and humor Your efforts have helped me and obviously countless others deal with the love-hate relationships that are inevitable in motor vehicle ownership...

mail bag lame jokes

Mar 01, 1998

A reader lets us know about a new car related money-making scheme...er, scam.

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Here's a story I think most people should know about I went to the doctor's office to seek help for a sinus infection the other day I parked my ' Jeep Cherokee on the street When I got done the...

scams