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This perplexing Lexus is testing the local mechanic.
emissions dealers 2003
When your steering wheel says 11 a.m. but your wheels insist it's noon, it's time for a mechanic.
steering alignment wheels Kia Spectra 2003
Steve wants to rein in his Explorer's appetite.
fuel economy Ford Explorer 2003
Art's BMW occasionally releases a smoke screen that would make James Bond proud. His mechanic isn't having any luck replicating the problem. What gives?
emissions gaskets fluids smoke BMW 325 2003
After a bad experience when he shipped a truck to another climate, Jackson asks whether to risk it again.
Toyota Avalon 2003
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Shoppers looking for a Ford Focus should avoid these years to stay away from door latch issues and failing transmissions.
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Claude's Kia has braking issues. Did he spend money on the wrong parts to fix it?
Kia Sedona 2003
The Honda Accord is a reliable used car. But some years are better than others.
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Winter is coming, and Luis finds that it's a stark reminder that he'll have steering problems. But is his mechanic giving him a snow job?
steering Toyota 4Runner 2003
The air suspension system on Bonnie's 2003 Lincoln Navigator seems to work fine until the weather gets cold. Can Car Talk diagnose the problem?
suspension Lincoln Navigator 2003