Today: Tom and Ray mediate a marital-manual shifting dispute.

02.01.2008

Please save me from the brutal verbal badgering I must endure every time my husband rides with me. We have a manual transmission. Sometime during my lifetime I developed what I perceive a harmless, if not helpful, habit. As I...

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Can you help Tom and Ray solve a very stinky problem?

02.01.2008

I own a Jaguar Silverstone XKR. When I use the windshield washers, the smell is a cross between very bad breath and cow manure. I've emptied the tank several times and flushed it with Clorox, but it still puts out...

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Ethical dilemma alert! Should Libby disclose her car's true mileage?

02.01.2008

My boyfriend recently diagnosed (correctly, I assume, since all the idiot lights are no longer glaring at me all the time) a problem with the instrument cluster in my 1999 Grand Prix. He was able to pick up a replacement at...

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What would you do, if you saw your mechanic spray oil over your car's engine?

02.01.2008

I went to one of those 10-minute-oil-change places, and I got out of my vehicle to watch the employee work on my car. He began pumping oil into my engine from one of the overhead hoses, and while he pumped...

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A potato in the tailpipe, and other automotive party tricks.

02.01.2008

True or false? In our clubhouse parking lot, I came across a car that was left with the engine running, keys inside and doors locked. Security was not able to help find the owner. I mentioned this incident to friends...

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Today: struts of all stripes, reviewed.

02.01.2008

My '91 Buick LeSabre Custom needs replacement struts, and I am stumped. I went to the mechanic the other day, and he asked me what type of struts I wanted. I had no idea what he meant. So he asked...

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Is nostalgia enough of a reason for Mel to go shopping for a Plymouth Arrow Coupe for his kid's 16th birthday?

02.01.2008

For no other reason than nostalgia, and the fact that it's the only car I know how to work on (because it broke down on me so many times when I owned one), I am looking for a Plymouth Arrow Coupe for my kid's...

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Could that lightheadedness Kelly's feeling be Camry-induced carbon monoxide poisoning?

02.01.2008

I recently had my 1994 Toyota Camry XLE in for a front exhaust leak. The main symptom was a muffled noise coming from the front. After the repair, I still heard the noise, though not as bad. And call me crazy...

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