We've seen failures of Volvo motor mounts, but not usually at 45k miles.

11.01.1996

I have a Volvo GL that I recently took into the dealership for my annual service -- this time the -mile service While I was waiting for all of this to happen the assistant service manager came out and told...

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I own a Nissan ZX For the past six months...

11.01.1996

I own a Nissan ZX For the past six months the brakes have been squealing when applied at slow speeds And while backing up there is a popping sound I have had the brakes checked twice over the past six...

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Smelling gasoline INSIDE the car? Probably a leaky fuel pump.

11.01.1996

My husband and I have a problem with an ' Toyota Tercel that has miles We can't get rid of the odor of gasoline inside the car We originally took the car to the dealer six months ago because it...

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Pre-'94 Camry owners should ask their dealers to install an "anti-vibration kit". They'll know what you mean.

11.01.1996

been built by Jerry Lee Lewis since it sure has a Whole Lot of Shakin' Goin' On when I sit in traffic or at a red light Using the air conditioner really aggravates the vibration My mechanic is a Patsy...

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$100 for a CV boot now, or $300 for a CV joint later.

11.01.1996

What kind of trouble will I have if I don't fix the CV boot on my Plymouth Voyager The outside boot has torn and left the joint exposed I'm in a bit of a financial fix right now but I...

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Should I be concerned if I'm burning about 1 qt of oil ever 1,000 miles if the car runs well?

11.01.1996

We recently purchased a Chevy Lumina with automatic transmission from a friend According to him the car has always used oil Currently at miles it requires about half a quart every miles The car has always had oil changes every...

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Brakes have been grinding ever since the pads were replaced.

11.01.1996

Civic DX with about miles on it In March the front brake pads were replaced and the rear brakes were adjusted Since then the brakes make a grinding metallic crunching noise whenever I apply them At first the noise was...

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When will Mercedes change the headlight design on the S-class to match that of the E-class?

11.01.1996

Mercedes Benz has changed its E series body style and added those nice round bug-eye headlights I would like to know when Mercedes will change the S series body style The local dealer says he has no information at this...

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Why would my transmission fluid only be "partially clean" instead of "completely clean" after a fluid change?

11.01.1996

I recently took my Toyota Camry with miles to the dealer for an oil change I requested that all fluids be checked When the service was completed the service advisor informed me that the transmission fluid was at its proper...

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What are all these different types of bearings?

11.01.1996

I have a question that I need your help with No one else has ever given me a satisfactory answer If an engine is said to have five main bearings does that mean the bearings in question are the PRIMARY...

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Kiddo wants folks to fix AC before their family road trip...but he doesn't have to pay for it.

11.01.1996

radio show every week and read your column even though I'm only We have a Plymouth Grand Voyager with miles on it Our poor air conditioner died last summer Here's the problem We're going on a three-week camping trip next...

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Time for a new power steering pump.

11.01.1996

I have a Chrysler HEMI After replacing one hose on the power- steering system a loud moaning and groaning developed It's a steady noise while the motor is running and the car is in Park While I am driving the...

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Ideas for protecting the environment from all the nasty solvent chemicals used to clean engines.

11.01.1996

After years of reading your most excellent entertaining informative column I'm faced with a dilemma of potentially profound environmental significance Although my problem vehicle is a motorcycle the solution should certainly apply to any car owners who clean the grease...

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New brake pads every 10k miles...what gives?

11.01.1996

My Nissan Sentra required replacement of the front brake pads at miles and again at This seems to indicate some sort of mechanical problem since this car is driven solely by my daughter and I know she does not ride...

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