Vibrations and poor handling are nothing to mess around with. Her are some things your mechanic can check out...

08.01.2002

I have a Jeep Cherokee that I bought used last year Recently it has developed a shimmy at speeds over about mph and it feels like the tires are bouncing all over the road On gentle turns it feels out...

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What is "limited slip differential"?

08.01.2002

I'm planning to buy a new Toyota RAV and I know I want all-wheel drive and an anti-lock braking system We'll mostly use it on-road but sometimes we have to drive in snow and ice in the winter and up...

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Here's how to go about having an independent mechanic check out a used car you might buy.

08.01.2002

I am negotiating the purchase of a used Subaru Outback from a large used-car dealership I know you recommend that I take it to my own mechanic for an inspection before buying it but this dealership claims it can't let...

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The ABS on my '98 Chevy pickup is engaging at the wrong time. Have you heard abut this problem?

08.01.2002

My Chevrolet pickup seems to have a defect as far as the anti-lock brakes go The system activates on dry pavement at a slow gradual stop percent of the time I know of four other people in the same town...

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Does radiant heat in garage floors accelerate the rusting process?

08.01.2002

I live in Vermont where we get lots of ice and snow in the winter and roads get a lot of salt spread on them At any given time during the winter a person's car might be encrusted underneath with...

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What on earth is an "advertising fee"? We just got charged by our Toyota dealer.

08.01.2002

After buying a new car a Toyota Tundra I feel ripped off Just when I was feeling good about the deal we agreed to a price just percent above invoice the guy added on an advertising fee just as we...

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A wicked case of blowby.

08.01.2002

My ' Ford F is spouting oil out of the dipstick and the oil is then running down the arm of the dipstick and burning on the top of the engine A mechanic told me it's due to the age...

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What sort of tires do you recommend for wet pavement hill starts? I'm skidding out a lot in Seattle.

08.01.2002

I drive a Honda Civic with a standard transmission I live in Seattle so I do a lot of driving on wet streets Sure everybody knows that it rains a lot in Seattle but not everyone realizes that we have...

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Is it possible for a partially tightened oil plug to work its way loose after a few thousand miles?

08.01.2002

I'm a lawyer but I hope you won't hold that against me -- at least not too much A client of mine -- a nice hardworking lady -- has a Suzuki Grand Vitara In January she took the vehicle to...

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