Question Answered: squeaky sounds
March 10, 2009, 10:38 PM
Can you be more specific? Where is it coming from? When does it squeak? Does it get louder when you rev the engine or when you drive the car?
Question Answered: transmission won't go into gear
February 10, 2009, 05:30 PM
This sounds like your transmission is going out on you. I hope I'm wrong, but you should get a shop to check it out!
Question Answered: changing botton radiator hose
February 10, 2009, 05:29 PM
Only if you need to! Sometimes you can removes the clamp, sometimes you can't. It depends on the position of the clamp!
Question Answered: car creaks
February 07, 2009, 05:48 PM
You should be able to visually check and see if the leaf springs are broken. Make sure the spring shackles are tight!
Question Answered: Front drivers Seat
February 07, 2009, 05:46 PM
Try these guys: http://www.usedpartscentral.com/search_ohio.htm
Question Answered: Engine turns off while driving it.
February 07, 2009, 05:45 PM
The problem is you got water somewhere it's not supposed to be. Have you checked for any trouble codes, that will help to isolate the problem.
Question Answered: air bag light
January 05, 2009, 10:53 AM
It is possible that the dealership has encountered this problem and it's cause and other shops have not, but you are correct in getting a second opinion. I recommend that next time they try to sell you something, have them show you the problem. If it is leaking, then they should be able to show you the leak. An honest shop will do this. This helps to build trust and helps prevent you from being ripped off by unscrupulous mechanics.
Question Answered: My brakes are at 50% - what does this mean?
January 05, 2009, 10:38 AM
Brake pads should be replaced when they are at 15-20% remaining. Depending on where you live, what you drive and how you drive determines how long it will take to get to that point, so it's important to have them checked regularly.
Car Review: 1998 Mercury Mystique
December 08, 2008, 01:39 PM
My parents own one and they have it in the shop every month. I have a Mini Cooper and a Honda and nowhere near the problems this has. Heck, just look at the list of recalls and service bulletins! I'm not even going to list all the problems, just avoid one of these!
Car Review: 2001 Volvo V40
December 08, 2008, 01:29 PM
My Volvo V40 is a nice ride, fun to drive. The interior is the big drawback, it just feels cheap, not like other Volvo's. The power of the 4 cylinder turbo is great, it really get's up and goes when you want it to. We had some check engine light issues that took a few visits to the dealer to get repaired, but has been ok since then.
Car Review: 1997 Honda Passport
December 08, 2008, 01:25 PM
This was my first Honda and it sure didn't live up to the expectations I had. I later found out it's an Isuzu Rodeo! The engine and transmission leaked oil, and the alternator went out. It didn't have very good power and didn't handle well.
Since it really is an Isuzu, I may try Honda again, but I'll make sure it's really a Honda!
Car Review: 2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK430
November 06, 2008, 12:33 PM
I don't have one of these cars, but I was looking into one that is on craigslist for a good price, but after seeing all the common problems you guys note, maybe there's a reason they are trying to get rid of it. Thanks for the heads up, your service may have saved me a big headache! Sure is a nice looking car though!
Car Review: 1991 Volkswagen Vanagon
November 06, 2008, 12:16 PM
My VW Vanagon had to have the cylinder heads replaced and the water pump too. The cylinder heads were pitted and leaking coolant, very expensive repair! Other than those problems it's been reliable and it offers a unique driving experience!
Car Review: 1991 Saab 900
November 04, 2008, 04:08 PM
My experience with my Saab 900 SPG was really good. It looked and handled really good. I had the water pump fail but otherwise I had few problems before I sold it for a bigger car. I miss it!
Car Review: 2001 Saturn LW200
November 04, 2008, 03:42 PM
We had one of these for a couple years and had tons of problems. When the timing chain broke that was the last straw. Never again!
Car Review: 2003 Mini Cooper
November 04, 2008, 03:37 PM
Handles and brakes really well. Super fun to drive, however I did have the automatic transmission failure that is mentioned here, fortunately it was still under warranty. Gotta love the great mileage too!