The engine died as though running out of gas. It took maybe 5 to 15 seconds before I lost my power steering. While waiting for a tow I cranked the engine -- it would start roughly and die immediately.
Updated: July 14, 2012, - 04:54 PM
Can a compressor be repaired? Or, where can I find a used compressor that will keep me on a $500 budget including installation?
Updated: July 06, 2012, - 03:53 PM
A An ignorant motorist. I can't imagine the driver not feeling the vibration from that wobbling tire at that speed. Unfortunately, I've seen more than enough evidence of major problems that potentially affect vehicle safety being completely ignored by the motorist -- primarily because nothing had happened yet.
Updated: June 29, 2012, - 04:42 PM
He says using the recirculate button helps your air conditioner last longer. She says it just makes the air inside the car stale. Who's right?
Updated: June 22, 2012, - 05:13 PM
A How about a round-trip vacation this summer? Alaska to California to Florida to Maine and home. A nice long summer vacation drive would use up some of those miles, but you'd still have miles to spare on the lease.
Updated: June 15, 2012, - 03:49 PM
Engine-related whistling noise is still there after alternator is rebuilt.
Updated: June 08, 2012, - 03:46 PM
Also on this 2005 Dodge Caravan, everything but the rear tailgate lock will quit working. It takes unhooking the battery to reset everything to work for a while.
Updated: June 01, 2012, - 03:58 PM
Your reply to the lady buying a used, low-mileage vehicle included: "The vehicle may need routine tire and brake replacement." Tire replacement is a given and a no-brainer. What is your meaning as to routine brake replacement and especially the rotors?
Updated: May 25, 2012, - 03:50 PM
I am a bit anal about noises and squeaks, so it is really annoying. Upon inspection, the dealer found that the strut plates are worn, causing the problem. The struts are fine, but they want to replace the plates and struts for about $1,200. An independent shop said they could replace the plates only for $500. How can I be assured that this is the problem before making the investment of changing the plates? Is there any reason to replace the struts at the same time if they are just fine now?
Updated: May 18, 2012, - 05:43 PM