Does the check engine light actually indicate a problem?

11.01.1989

My question concerns my Chevy Cavalier The check engine light comes on all the time I check the items under the hood that would cause this trouble and find nothing wrong What should I do Art TOM Some historical perspective...

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When your car is like a fine wine...

11.01.1989

My Rotary Engine Mazda RX has over miles and has never had a problem In fact the older it gets the better it seems to run and the less oil it consumes At some point I assume the engine will...

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Antenna woes...

11.01.1989

We have a lovely old ' Cadillac that suits our needs and comfort just fine We have one problem The car's antenna is in the windshield Since we got a new windshield years ago the radio reception has diminished so...

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Why does my AC stink up my car?

11.01.1989

When I turn on the air conditioner in my Ford Thunderbird I get a musty mildew odor It goes away in about or minutes What's my problem Rufus RAY You have mold building up in your air conditioning system One...

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How often should I re-line my brakes?

11.01.1989

I am perplexed by my Acura Integra I had the front brakes re-lined at miles and the rear brakes done at miles Each time it cost me It is my contention that brakes pads should not have to be replaced...

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My car hums and groins when I accelerate...

11.01.1989

We recently purchased a Chevrolet Celebrity with a V- engine The engine is quiet at idle but when we accelerate we hear a humming or light groaning The Chevy service manager's advice is don't concentrate on the noise He says...

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Trouble with my headbolts...

11.01.1989

We drive cross country frequently and we have a question about our Buick It was trouble free until one week ago when a headbolt broke We had to be towed The Buick people replaced the bolt after drilling out what...

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A Mercury Cougar and the French Riviera...

11.01.1989

I am a single year old female with a better than average income I am in the process of buying a new car and I'm torn between the Mercury Cougar LS and the Buick Riviera What should I opt for...

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Do you know where your CV joints are?

10.01.1989

I have a Ford Escort with miles on it I was recently told that I need new CV joints Can you explain what happens when CV joints go bad Paul RAY CV joints are intricate ball and socket joints used...

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My car needs a good lick of paint...

10.01.1989

I have a Ford Thunderbird that I would like to have repainted What kind of paint jobs are available and what does one look for in a shop that paints automobiles George RAY Finding a good paint shop is akin...

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How do I stop up the holes in my car?

10.01.1989

I own a Chevy Chevette with no floor I'm a single nurse trying to make ends meet--in this case I'd like to make the sides of my car meet I put down a couple of pieces of sheet metal but...

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Is my car overheating?

10.01.1989

I own a Ford LTD that I would like to keep as long as I can It has one big fault I dread driving this car in very hot weather because after several stops the temperature light will be on...

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My Saab's a real whiner!

10.01.1989

My Saab has developed a peculiar noise after miles At speeds above mph there is a whine that sounds just like tires on an old steel grate As the speed of the car increases the pitch but not the volume...

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Disc brakes can be noisey...

10.01.1989

I bought a new Mercury Sable which I now have miles on After it's been parked overnight the brakes squeal for the first three or so stops I have spoken to two other owners and they have the same problem...

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What's with the water in my fuel?

10.01.1989

My Volkswagen Jetta is hygroscopic It attracts water in the fuel Three weeks ago my car was towed to the dealer They tested the gas in the tank and found it was water later I had a dry fuel system...

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