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Valve Clearance Adjustments: Necessary Service or Dealership Scam?

10.09.2014
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. 

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

05.06.2014
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. 

The Little Corolla That Wouldn't Quit

02.14.2013
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?

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

05.01.2009
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?

03.01.2009
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...

How often to my Honda's valves REALLY need to be changed?

06.01.1992
We own a Honda Prelude In the owners' manual it is recommended that the valves be adjusted every miles Do you think this hun dred dollar expense is really necessary so often The car is driven to and from work...

Is it OK to drive a car without the camshaft?

03.01.1992
I have an ' Buick Somerset Regal and I was told that my camshaft has to be replaced at a cost of Is it OK to drive the car without replacing the camshaft or is it dangerous That's a lot...

Those troublesome carbon deposits...

08.01.1991
I was listening to your radio show a few weeks ago and I heard you advise a woman from Nashville who was having trouble with carbon deposits on the valves of her Camry I own a Camry and have had...

Not even Gucci spark plugs will help...

07.01.1991
I have a Cadillac with a engine and one weak valve A compression test showed that one of my cylinders has only psi Until I can afford to have it fixed are there any quick fixes Home remedies Recommendations Suggestions...

What is a "valve lash adjustment"?

07.01.1991
In my several years of listening to your radio show and reading your column I have never seen you address a mysterious item that keeps appearing on Chrysler's Scheduled Maintenance Service Bulletins for my Dodge Colt It says check valve...


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