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Two-Stroked

Two-Stroked

Q--I recently had an oil change on my 2002 Ford Explorer. I was told the oil fill cap had gunk built up inside and should be checked out as this condition seemed unusual on a vehicle with only 5000 miles. I had it checked out at a local Ford dealer and was told this buildup inside the cap is...

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Need Air!

Need Air!

June 22, 2010
Safety Belts

Safety Belts

June 13, 2010
 
2008 Subaru Impreza 5dr Man i Engine

2002 Subaru Impreza: Free-Wheeling Fun

Q--How do you find out whether an engine is free-wheeling or interference? I have seen you give the answer for specific engines quite often. I have a 2002 2.5-liter Subaru... read more May 14, 2010 by 


 
2002 Infiniti I35 Luxury

2002 Infiniti I35: Gassy Question Mark

Q--Please help me decide which gasoline should I use for my 2002 Infiniti I35. Premium gas is at least $0.25 per gallon more than the regular. The owner’s manual recommends... read more May 10, 2010 by 


 
2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS

2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo: One-Trick Monte

Q--I drive a 2002 Chevy Monte Carlo. I like it fine except for one thing: The car’s suspension is too stiff and passengers feel too much of the imperfections in the road... read more May 9, 2010 by 


 
2002 Honda CR-V LX

2002 Honda CR-V: Severe Duty

Q--I bought a 2002 Honda CR-V. The instruction manual said that under adverse conditions, to do oil changes every six months or 5000 miles. I drive only about five minutes to... read more May 7, 2010 by 


 
2002 Toyota Camry XLE

2002 Toyota Camry: Stump the Pump

Q--I have a 2002 Toyota Camry. The last three times I pumped gas into it, the gas would pump for a second, shut off, pump for a second, shut off. I tried three different... read more May 7, 2010 by 


 
2002 Toyota Camry XLE

2002 Toyota Camry: Camry Redux

Q--I purchased a 2002 Camry and have experienced excessive squeaking with the brakes. I have had the car in a couple of times to have them check the brakes, and the service... read more May 6, 2010 by 


 
2002 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GL

2002 Volkswagen Jetta: Pounding Jetta

Q--When I start my 2002 VW Jetta and shift into drive, there is a pounding-like noise. At the same time, I feel absolutely no shifting taking place. When I eventually take my... read more April 29, 2010 by 


 
2002 Honda CR-V LX

2002 Honda CR-V: Losing Bearing

Q--I have a 2002 Honda CR-V. It currently has 13,000 miles on it. It has been back to the Honda dealer six times, to fix a clunking noise on the right front wheel, when it... read more April 25, 2010 by 


 
2002 Ford Explorer XLS

2002 Ford Explorer: Gunk Problem

Q--I recently had an oil change on my 2002 Ford Explorer. I was told the oil fill cap had gunk built up inside and should be checked out as this condition seemed unusual on a... read more April 23, 2010 by 


 
2002 Suzuki Vitara JLS

2002 Suzuki Vitara: Right or Wrong

Q--I wrote to you twice and did not hear from you. I bought a 2002 Suzuki Vitara, four-wheel-drive, four-cylinder. When I have the cruise control on and I hit the brakes, I... read more April 23, 2010 by 


 
2002 Ford Explorer XLS

2002 Ford Explorer: Synthetic Change

Q--I drive a 2002 Ford Explorer and on my first oil change, I had them use full synthetic oil. I was told that it was the best way to go for low-mileage driving and that I... read more April 20, 2010 by 


 
2002 Kia Spectra Base

2002 Kia Spectra: Damaging Speed

Q--I own a 2002 Kia Spectra. It is a four-cylinder car, and I have heard that by going 80-85 mph can damage the engine. Is this true? In a car like this what is the... read more April 20, 2010 by 


 
2002 Honda CR-V LX

2002 Honda CR-V: Honda Starting

Q--My 2002 Honda CR-V failed to start four times one morning when the temperature rose to 60 degrees F. It also failed to start even with the use of remote starter. The... read more April 20, 2010 by 


 
2002 Audi A6

2002 Audi A6: Over-Charging

Q-- My 2002 Audi A6 manual says to change the oil once a year or every 10,000 miles. Is this really okay and why do older cars need the oil changed much more often? A--You... read more April 20, 2010 by 


 
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

2002 Jeep Grand Cheroke: Steaming Jeep

Q--I live in New Hampshire and when the winter comes a lot of steam comes out from the hood of my 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee.  The dealer says that nothing is wrong, but when... read more April 19, 2010 by 


 
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