Paul Brand

Columnist | Cars
Paul Brand writes about autos for the Star Tribune.

Recent content from Paul Brand

Brand: Chevy Suburban emits smoke on startup

Q: I just had a new engine put into my 2005 Chevy Suburban. When I start my truck after it...

Updated: May 16, 2013, - 11:18 AM

Brand: Ford Focus hesitates, stalls from cold start

Q: My daughter has a 2008 Ford Focus that hesitates and stalls when it is warming up from a cold...

Updated: May 02, 2013, - 03:20 PM

Brand: Chevy Silverado smells of antifreeze on outside

Q: I am the original owner of a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado pickup with the 5300 V8 gas engine. After driving...

Updated: May 02, 2013, - 03:20 PM

Brand: Chevy Avalanche rattled by vibration at highway speeds

Q: My 2002 1500 four-wheel-drive Chevy Avalanche with 110,000 miles has a vibration problem that came on rather suddenly. At...

Updated: April 27, 2013, - 05:15 PM

Brand: Security system not audible after visit to shop

Q: I have a 2000 Lexus 300 ES which I recently put in the shop to have the timing belt...

Updated: April 12, 2013, - 04:53 PM

Brand: What kind of gas for 1967 Impala?

Q: I recently bought a one-owner ’67 Chevy Impala with only 73,000 miles that’s in very good shape. I’ve started...

Updated: March 29, 2013, - 01:06 PM

Paul Brand: Taurus is losing coolant, but where is it going?

Q: I have a 2001 Ford Taurus with the 3.0-liter V6. It seems to be losing engine coolant but I...

Updated: March 15, 2013, - 01:41 PM

Paul Brand: DeVille might not need new transmission

Q: I have a pristine 2001 Cadillac DeVille DHS with 96,000 miles. I took it to my Cadillac dealer because...

Updated: March 01, 2013, - 02:16 PM

Chevy Cobalt is stuck on high idle

Q: I have a 2006 Chevy Cobalt LS, 2.2-liter engine with a manual transmission. It has 186,000 miles and is...

Updated: February 22, 2013, - 01:56 PM

Fuel pressure drops on Chevy minivan after warmup

Q: Our ’93 Lumina minivan has the 3800 V6 engine. Fuel pressure is good when the key is turned on...

Updated: February 08, 2013, - 11:02 PM

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