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Streetside: 1984 Dodge Rampage Prospector - Evocative Utility

Philip Ruth

Philip Ruth | Oct 18, 2017

Funny what you find in front of a nearby AutoZone on an evening fuel filter run - a super-rare 1984 Dodge Rampage, complete with the Prospector trim package.

Dodge

Apr 01, 1996

Is it possible to just chain up one wheel for snow driving?

Dear Car Talk

It's this neighbor of mine see The guy always makes wild statements after we put a can of beer in his hands This time he was after the snow chain manufacturers claiming they make a bundle unnecessarily because a regular...

winter differentials 4WD

Apr 01, 1996

How do I get a tape out of my dad's tape deck?

Dear Car Talk

My name is James and I'm nine years old My father has a Jaguar XJ Vanden Plas He got a tape stuck in the tape player and he can't get it out It is a Philips tape player I am...

sound systems

Apr 01, 1996

I made a huge mistake My car was running rough...

Dear Car Talk

I made a huge mistake My car was running rough so I used a coupon to get a tuneup for my ' Toyota I walked out poorer with a diagnostic tuneup an induction service and a car that was still...

Apr 01, 1996

Are there any resources out there for data on customers' car ratings?

Dear Car Talk

Annually Consumer Reports JD Power and others poll owners of new cars to check on customer satisfaction for the first year of ownership Then they rate the cars accordingly But what about the second and following years It seems to...

shameless commerce buying

Apr 01, 1996

What could be causing gasoline to get into my oil?

Dear Car Talk

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

Apr 01, 1996

Is it ever OK to run the AC along with the heat?

Dear Car Talk

I just bought a four-cylinder Plymouth Acclaim The salesman told me to put the temperature controls on air-conditioning in the winter when I want heat instead of on the heat setting He says that I'll get just as much heat...

air conditioning heating

Apr 01, 1996

Can a trip odometer be reset while the car is in motion?

Dear Car Talk

Both of our cars have trip odometers which we always forget to reset when starting out on a trip -- or when we just want to measure the distance from point A to point B My husband insists that we...

odometers

Apr 01, 1996

If a power-brake booster doesn't work, then you have a vacuum problem.

Dear Car Talk

I have an Honda with miles One fall morning I started to go to work and the brake pedal was as hard as a brick The brakes still worked if I stood on the pedal then after a couple of...

brakes

Apr 01, 1996

Is it possible to turn a steering wheel too far?

Dear Car Talk

I own a vehicle that has power steering A few of my friends while driving my vehicle get into situations that require them to turn the steering wheel until it can't be turned anymore But they insist on trying to...

steering