Truck pulling to the right, even after new brake pads.

02.01.2002

I have a Chevy Silverado truck It has miles on it I noticed that when I applied the brakes the truck pulled to the right It felt like it was the right front wheel so I had new front pads...

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Will different tires improve the gas mileage on my biodiesel powered Jetta?

02.01.2002

In spite of all the advice I've heard from you concerning diesels I bought a VW Jetta TDI It's a wonderful car and it's much easier to drive than my girlfriend's gas-powered Passat Because I'm a get us off this...

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Can cruise control help control your speed going downhill?

02.01.2002

My father-in-law owns a Ford Taurus SE He has owned several Tauruses and Sables in the past years and he insists that the cruise control will hold his speed down when descending a hill I own a Taurus and told...

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More findings from the research we did into differences between dealers and independent mechanics.

02.01.2002

that some months ago we answered a question about whether a person should take his car to a dealer or to an independent mechanic RAY And in a nutshell we said that complicated or unusual problems are better handled by...

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If we were Nissan, we'd want to get to the bottom of the reason behind accidental airbag deployment.

02.01.2002

In a recent column there was a letter from someone who had an accidental air-bag deployment in a Nissan Quest You suggested that if the dealer could not find an absolute certain cause of the deployment the person should unload...

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The results are in! We surveyed dealers and mechanics throughout the country and discovered some interesting things about pricing.

02.01.2002

unveiled the results of a survey we did about the cost of car repairs RAY We picked two fairly average cars a ' Honda Civic and a ' Dodge Intrepid and picked four common repairs The repairs we chose are...

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What's your take on sandbags in the beds of pickups to improve handling and stability?

02.01.2002

I own a Ford Ranger regular-cab truck My folks who own an earlier-model Ranger tell me that my truck will drive better if I put a sandbag or two in the bed to add weight They say it helps prevent...

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Do fog lights work?

02.01.2002

Do fog lights work Do they help you see through the fog or do they just light up the fog Are yellow fog lights better than clear fog lights Should they be mounted low on the vehicle to search forth...

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Cleaning the throttle body should not cost you $110.

02.01.2002

Our Cadillac DeVille is subject to the accelerator sticking in the up position The service technician tells me it happens because of carbon buildup in the throttle body Supposedly cleaning of the throttle body is a maintenance item at per...

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