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Replacing Honda Element valve clearance adjustments

Valve Clearance Adjustments: Necessary Service or Dealership Scam?


John's Honda dealer says it's time for the valve clearance adjustment on his 2006 Honda Element. Do Tom and Ray recommend this service? Find out right here. 

CR-V stalls while driving

Today: What's Causing Ahmad's CR-V to Stall?


Ahmad's 1998 CR-V is melting catalytic converters and stalling every 25 miles or so. Aside from that, he insists "the car runs great." His shop has already tried almost everything and the dealership is stumped too. Tom and Ray point out that no one has tried accupuncture yet. Will they be able to come up with any real advice for Ahmad? Find out here. 

Toyota Corolla makes fan noise when car is off

The Little Corolla That Wouldn't Quit

Elaina's Corolla has a strange problem--parts of it keep running even when the engine is shut off. She's taken it in to the dealer, but they can't find the source of the noises. Will Tom and Ray help Elaina out, or are they too busy wondering why she keeps hanging out in the garage after the car is turned off?
Toyota Sienna tires lose air

Today: solutions for Jean-Marie's slow-leaking tire.


I have a 2000 Toyota Sienna van. My van tires lose air on a regular basis. The tire-trouble indicator on the dash is on most of the time. The front desk personnel -- who have had some mechanical training -- say...

Is a valve adjustment a good idea for Jeri's Dodge Ram?

I have a 2002 Dodge Ram diesel 2500 two-wheel-drive six-speed manual with 130,000 miles. It's primarily used as a commuter truck -- with a little bit of horse and hay hauling. I love this truck and plan to drive it for years. The...
is it worth paying to repair a real mail seal that is leaking a little bit of oil

Honda should definitely replace a main seal on a Civic with only 53k miles. Gratis.


I have a Honda Civic with about miles on it A few days ago I noticed three oil drops on my garage floor and then later three more in my driveway after parking it there I took it to the...

Do multivalve engines have any real advantages for the average motorist?

Do multivalve engines have real advantages for average motorists Many years ago I enjoyed reading Smokey Yunick's articles in Popular Science In an article on engines Smokey said that there is no advantage to most drivers He said that multivalve...

If noise is coming from my engine's valve lifters is my car doomed?

I have a Mitsubishi Eclipse and about two months ago I noticed a ticking noise coming from underneath the hood I took it in to a mechanic and he said my valve lifters were going out and I needed to...

I'm the original owner of a ' Nissan Sentra with...

I'm the original owner of a ' Nissan Sentra with miles on it It came equipped with the -liter engine that has thus far been outstanding except for its lack of power I am a private investigator and spend approximately...

Camry's are notorious for carbon build-up on their valve stems as they age.

We own a Toyota Camry four-cylinder with a stick shift and miles Whenever we attempt to pass another vehicle particularly on a hill or a curve we lose power and have to relinquish our position and glide sheepishly over to...


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