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Dear Car Talk | Nov 21, 2017

The value of this inheritance may be dubious. 

 

auctions Cadillac Seville

Jan 01, 1997

My Chrysler wagon "runs on" after I turn it off. What's going on?

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I have a problem with my Chrysler station wagon It will run on after I turn it off And on the road it will continue to go fast even with my foot off the gas Can you give me any...

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Jan 01, 1997

I was taught to downshift a manual transmission while slowing down. What do you recommend these days?

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My husband recently bought me a Saturn SC with a five-speed manual transmission Because I haven't driven a stick shift car in years I asked my daughter -- who also drives a Saturn stick shift -- for some advice Years...

driving tips manual transmissions clutches

Jan 01, 1997

Is Mom hurting anything by leaving her T-bird in "overdrive" if she never drives faster than 45 mph?

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My mother age bought a T-Bird with automatic Overdrive and the O D is the default when the car is started Since she only drives around town and is afraid of the highways the car rarely gets above mph The...

driving tips engines transmissions

Dec 01, 1996

Is it true that new federal regulations prohibit asbestos brake pads from being sold?

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My dealer tells me that the reason I have to get brakes on my Nissan Stanza about every six months is because of new federal regulations which prohibit the use of asbestos brakes which used to last longer Is this...

brake pads regulation

Dec 01, 1996

Is a higher mileage Toyota better than a lower mileage Ford?

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blond female and a devotee of your column Your pamphlet Ten Ways You May Be Ruining Your Car Without Even Knowing It probably saved my last car Now I need you to help save my marriage My husband's car a...

buying used cars Ford Tempo Toyota Tercel

Dec 01, 1996

Try looking for an intake manifold leak.

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red Honda Civic with a cc engine and a five-speed transmission A friend sold me the car in and it now has miles on it At first glance I was reluctant to buy it because of the large amount of...

leaks diagnostics

Dec 01, 1996

Why do dealers get to place their names on the backs of the cars they sell?

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dealers get free advertising by placing their dealership name or logo on the rear of cars There is no useful purpose in this -- not for identification not for service not for anything If I sell you a suit to...

dealers advertising

Dec 01, 1996

Smoke in the heater vents and the smell of coolant? Sounds like a leaky heater core.

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I own a Chrysler LeBaron When I first start the car smoke comes out of the heater vents This doesn't happen every time but when it does there's also a strange odor Do you have any idea what this might...

leaks smoke

Dec 01, 1996

Engine races when car is partially warmed up and restarted.

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Ford Taurus It has a problem which has baffled the mechanics at my Ford dealer When the car is partially warmed up and is restarted after having been off for a while the engine races And it only does this...

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