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The Mechanic's Soliloquy

11.14.2014
Craig wants to know: Is the profanity-laced tirade his mechanic unleashed during a timing belt repair a sign of a tough job, or an inexperienced mechanic? Tom and Ray's take, right here.

Is Mechanic to Blame for Timing Belt Woes?

01.21.2014
Kaylyn had her Bug's timing belt replaced but 23 days later it broke! Her mechanic said the crankshaft pulley was to blame, but Kaylyn is suspicious. Did her mechanics do something wrong? Find out what Tom and Ray think, right here. 

Surprise: Broken Timing Belt

12.31.2013
Joanna's water pump froze and caused her timing belt to break, which in turn caused her to spend a whole lot of money to get it fixed. She wants to know how she can prevent something like this from happening again. Tom and Ray say her best bet is to make sure to get regular, routine maintenance work done by a trustworthy mechanic. Find out why this is important, right here. 

I Dream of Timing Belts?

06.06.2013
Today: Is Kate's father visiting her from beyond the grave to remind her to get her car serviced? Tom and Ray analyze Kate's recent dream and offer advice about when to change a timing belt, right here. 

Today: Is Bill's Dealer Charging Too Much?

05.28.2013
Bill's Subaru needs a new timing belt, and the dealer is asking twice what his local mechanic wants for the job. Tom and Ray say there may be more to this story than meets the eye. 

Today: Jim gets a new timing belt - and smells a rat!

08.01.2011
About a year ago I had the timing belt replaced on my Subaru Outback Then last week I had the head gasket replaced at a different shop When they replaced the head gasket they looked at my timing belt and...

Sometimes "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" ain't such a good idea.

01.01.2011
Our 2001 Subaru Forester (93,000 miles, we're the only owner) has been an excellent, essentially maintenance-free vehicle. Recently, when a front axle was replaced for a torn CV joint boot, the garage owner recommended a pre-emptive replacement of the timing belt. He...

Does Bill's Subaru really need a new timing belt?

07.01.2010
A few months ago, our local Subaru dealership determined that our Impreza needed a new engine, and that it would be covered by the factory warranty. Since the engine was replaced, we've put 7,000 more miles on the car. Now they...

Should Charmaine buy a bus pass-- now that her boyfriend wants to try changing the timing belt on her '90 Toyota Camry?

11.01.2006
My wonderful boyfriend has recently discovered that he enjoys working on our vehicles, and it has become his new money-saving hobby. He has always changed the oil (though a lot of it always ended up on the driveway), and he...


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