Why are you going through starters and flywheels? Shims might be the answer.

01.01.2000

I have a Chevrolet Caprice with a V- and miles At miles I started getting a grinding sound when starting the car I replaced the original starter but the problem continued At miles I replaced the flywheel The old flywheel...

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Are damaged struts a safety hazard, or just a loud, uncomfortable annoyance?

01.01.2000

We have a Toyota Tercel and have been informed that we need new struts We have been driving the car in this condition for some time and it's gotten so bad that the rear of the car makes a loud...

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Am I nuts to buy a used Ferrari? What should I look out for?

01.01.2000

Am I nuts I want to buy a Ferrari No not one of the new gazillion-dollar Testarossas or whatever the car I want is a GT from around Now this car would be used for trips to the beach and...

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Can I recharge my own battery with the trickle charger I use on my lawnmower?

01.01.2000

We spend five months each winter in a warmer climate and store our other car in the garage When we return the battery is always run down There's no short so it must just be running down from disuse I...

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Cell phone use while driving has tragically and irreversibly changed the life of this reader.

01.01.2000

My 2 1/2-year-old daughter Morgan Lee was killed as a result of an auto accident that occurred on Nov My vehicle was hit broadside by a man who admitted that he did not stop at the stop sign because he was...

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What are my DIY options for installing my own sunroof?

01.01.2000

I am the proud owner of a Mercury Grand Marquis station wagon Right now it's painted spearmint green with two large racing stripes up the middle I have also attached several strands of Christmas tree lights to the hood This...

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Why does my car's fuel efficiency change so much between summer and winter?

01.01.2000

I have a Chevy Nova with miles on it It is well-maintained During the summer it gets a decent miles per gallon but in the winter it gets only about mpg on the same highway with the same driver Why...

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What can I do to fix my power windows that keep falling down?

01.01.2000

I have a ' Kia Sportage which on the whole I have liked very much About a year ago though one of my power windows broke causing the glass to slide down into my door The window wouldn't go up...

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We're compiling a list of The Worst Cars of the Millenium. Send us your nominations!

01.01.2000

seen every millennial list you can stand here comes one more But we want YOU to help us create this one RAY We're compiling a list of the Worst Cars of the Millennium Now obviously we are only going to...

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Did leaving the radiator cap off do any lasting damage?

01.01.2000

I took my car in for an oil change and a couple of hours later the temperature gauge started to go up I drove a short distance to a gas station as the temperature continued to climb toward H I...

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Just because you're 75 years old, it doesn't mean that racing your sports car on city streets is a good idea.

01.01.2000

My son told me about you guys and said I should write to you I'm a -year-old lady and I own a Nissan ZX sports car in great condition I love this car I like to drive fast One of...

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