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Laura's Escape makes rubbing noises when she turns the steering wheel--but only on hot days. How can she fix it before it drives her nuts?
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Russell's RAV4 has a check engine light and mechanic telling him repairs are needed. But which one should he believe when the light occasionally turns off?
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The low setting on your fan may actually be a high setting that's met some resistance.
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Sue is selling a Toyota with an open airbag recall. Here's how to rehome it with a clear conscience.
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David's 2002 Buick LeSabre needs a new rack and pinion. Does he have to stick with a Magnasteer replacement?
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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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Can Ray help Arlene's Eldorado come to its senses? It's been veering towards fences for so long.
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Ellen's new alternator left her stranded 90 miles away from the shop. The mechanic wants it back before he'll refund her money. Is this common?
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Sue just changed the head gasket on her 2002 Subaru Forrester. Now it's leaking oil. What gives?
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Boy does he have questions. What does it mean that cylinders are misfiring? And what is bank 1? And why is the check engine light flashing?Car Talk explains, right here.
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