Tag: idling

47 Posts

Feb 01, 2000

Do Camry's always shake, like the dealer who sold it to me says?

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I have a Toyota Camry When I bought the car it had about miles on it The day after I bought it I wanted my money back because the car SHAKES The dealer refused I called Toyota and they tell...

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Jan 01, 1999

Is idling the engine with the AC on hurting my 150k mile Corolla?

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My husband is retired And since we enjoy each other's company very much he always goes to the grocery store with me While I shop he stays in the car reading books The problem is in the summer In order...

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Dec 01, 1997

Is warming up a car for 45 minutes (!) every morning harming the car?

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My husband Gary reads your column every week and since he and I are disagreeing about a car matter I thought I'd write and ask your opinion unbeknownst to Gary The first thing Gary does every morning during the winter...

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Mar 01, 1997

When I stop at a red light and am using headlights, wipers and AC, my car shakes like it's going to break apart.

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We have a Corsica four-cylinder with miles When I use the headlights windshield wipers and air conditioning and then stop for a red light the car feels like it's going to shake to pieces I can stop the vibration by...

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Oct 01, 1996

Better to warm up a car in a garage or on the road?

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My drive to work each day is less than a mile from my home Because I often work at night walking is out of the question My husband tells me my car should be warmed up longer than it takes...

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May 01, 1996

PBCSD: Post British Car Stress Disorder

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I have a brother-in-law who is neurotic He thinks that if you drive on the highway for an hour you have to let the car idle for half an hour with the hood up when you get to your destination...

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Jan 01, 1996

Better to let an engine idle on cold mornings, or to drive it right away?

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We have a marital dispute and need your help in settling it My wife and I have a running disagreement over whether it's better to let the car idle for a few minutes after starting it in cold weather or...

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Jan 01, 1996

Could letting the engine run idle for 36 hours do any damage?

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While I was away on business my wife locked her keys inside her car She decided to wait until I got home to unlock it but unfortunately she didn't realize the car was running Approximately hours later when I got...

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Nov 01, 1995

Is it worth turning the engine off between delivery stops or can I just let the engine idle?

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Now for a dumb blonde question I deliver from to meals once or twice a week for my town's Meals on Wheels program Each stop takes from seconds to a minute except for one that requires five minutes for three...

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Jul 01, 1995

Is this idling speed a problem, or just a feature of small cars?

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I recently bought a ' Ford Aspire and while I'm a long time Ford owner I've never owned a small car While I love my new little car I have noticed that after starting my car if I turn on...

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