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why would a car shake shiver while idling

The Scion with the Shimmy


Ann's Scion tC has a case of the shakes at idle. Is replacing the spark plugs a good guess at a solution?

how do i choose good aftermarket parts

Will Aftermarket Tuneup Parts Save Money or Create Problems?


Can Robert use cheaper aftermarket parts for a tuneup or will his Monte Carlo pay the price?

do spark plug coils need to be replaced separately from the whole plugs

Avoiding the time suck of a stuck spark plug


It took Dan three and a half days to change his spark plugs because of one fussy coil pack. What turned this simple job into an epic quest for fire?

Chevrolet Suburban is blowing spark plugs

Today: Ken Gets Some Bad News


The engine in Ken's 2004 Chevrolet Suburban keeps blowing spark plugs. He wonders what he and his mechanic have been doing wrong. Tom and Ray demonstrate the art of breaking bad news gently, right here. 

Spark plugs for 2002 Dodge truck

Did Tony Buy the Right Spark Plugs?

Tony bought new spark plugs for his 2002 Dodge truck from an online store. Now he's worried he chose the wrong kind. Tom and Ray could set his mind at ease, but first they decide to chronicle the entire history of spark plug design. Read all about it. 
is my car sputtering and lurching because of spark plugs

New spark plugs for Amanda's old man?


I drive a 1995 Buick Regal two-door custom coupe. In the past week or so, I have noticed that while I am accelerating around 55 to 65 mph, my "Old Man" starts sputtering, sort of like a cough. He has an especially difficult...

when should i replace the spark plugs in my truck

Today: Why does Ralph's truck already need new spark plugs?


I own a 2005 Ford F- truck with 31,000 miles that I purchased new in May 2005. A backyard mechanic told me that I should replace the spark plugs now, because if I don't, I could damage the motor, and that would cost...

can you clean a spark plug with liquor

Can vodka save ailing spark plugs?!


Setting the scene: Six middle-age guys cruising the Caribbean in a 40-foot catamaran, mooring and anchoring at a variety of harbors, bays and coves in the Dutch and French West Antilles, using our dingy and its two-stroke motor to ferry...

What makes a Subaru WRX sound like a sneeze

Is Lucy's car allergic? Find out what's making her Subaru sneeze.


I have a 2003 Subaru WRX that has recently been "sneezing" at irregular intervals. The sneezing sound is accompanied by what feels like a loss of power. The sound seems to be coming from the driver's side, under the gas pedal...

Car underpowered after carwash

How could a carwash cause Jonathan's Porsche to sputter?


I bought a '72 Porsche 914 a few weeks ago. It was running great for about 10 days. Then I took it through a carwash. When it came out, it ran terribly. It was underpowered, and sputtered whenever I hit the gas...


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