I have a Mitsubishi Eclipse and about two months ago...

11.01.2001

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...

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My beautiful normally intelligent wife of years and I disagree...

11.01.2001

My beautiful normally intelligent wife of years and I disagree mightily about the best timing to buy and sell a vehicle We're absolutely positive we're each right and we're absolutely positive the other is wrong The argument involves economics --...

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We have a ' Ford Escort with miles Recently we've...

11.01.2001

We have a ' Ford Escort with miles Recently we've noticed the strong smell of exhaust coming in through the air conditioner or heater almost every time we come to a complete stop This only happens when we have the...

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My grandson just got a Chevy Beretta When the gas...

11.01.2001

My grandson just got a Chevy Beretta When the gas tank is empty the gauge still reads a quarter full Otherwise it seems to work accurately What's the problem and how can it be solved -- Jane RAY The problem...

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My dear departed daddy told me that if you broke...

11.01.2001

My dear departed daddy told me that if you broke in a new car engine at slow speeds it would always be slow and sluggish Is this true What's the real skinny Is there a preferred break-in protocol -- Susan...

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My son who is a certified mechanic and sells lots...

11.01.2001

My son who is a certified mechanic and sells lots of tires tells me that if I go to a higher-profile tire on my ' Chevy Cavalier for a softer ride terrible things will happen The computer will sizzle gas...

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I read your response to some guy named Victor who...

11.01.2001

I read your response to some guy named Victor who wanted to know if it was OK to use the hand brake to stop his car Though your response was technically and mechanically correct it needed one more paragraph You...

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I read your response to some guy named Victor who...

11.01.2001

I read your response to some guy named Victor who wanted to know if it was OK to use the hand brake to stop his car Though your response was technically and mechanically correct it needed one more paragraph You...

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We have a ' GMC Yukon It has a slow...

11.01.2001

We have a ' GMC Yukon It has a slow electrical discharge that eventually causes the battery to go dead Then my wife finds herself stranded The battery has been replaced so that's not the problem The fuse box has...

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Today I was driving to work in a nasty rainstorm...

11.01.2001

Today I was driving to work in a nasty rainstorm As I was driving over the large puddles of water collecting on the roadway something strange happened The red battery light on my dashboard lit up and I had a...

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As a young man in the early s I purchased...

11.01.2001

As a young man in the early s I purchased a used MGB-GT for My mechanic says it now needs to be restored Everything from a new body to a new chassis new interior clutch gas tank floors etc I...

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My wife insisted that I send you this question which...

11.01.2001

My wife insisted that I send you this question which is the source of an increasingly pointed argument that is close to breaking out into dripping sarcasm We have a Toyota Corolla and when it goes up a steep highway...

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