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1998 Pontiac ABS lights stay on

Dear Doctor: I have a 1998 Pontiac Montana minivan. The ABS, brake and anti-slip lights came on about six months ago and my mechanic said that the repair was very costly, but I still had brakes that are operational. Also, … Continue reading

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2009 Dodge Challenger R/T throttle hesitates

Dear Doctor: I have a 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T still under warranty that the dealer “updated” with the latest computer software. Immediately after that update the car developed an intermittent throttle lag. When stepping on the gas, the car hesitates … Continue reading

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Air conditioning doesn’t stay cold in 1989 Cadillac

Dear Doctor: I have a 1989 Cadillac with an air conditioning problem. The compressor does not come on, so to activate the compressor I have to disconnect the battery and reconnect it again. The air conditioner works nice and cold … Continue reading

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2011 Lexus pulls when applying the brakes

Dear Doctor: My 2011 Lexus IS 250C with only 1,000 miles and it has an intermittent pulling problem when applying the brakes. Before it warms up, usually within a mile of starting in the morning, the car’s steering wheel pulls … Continue reading

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1989 Ford Taurus has fuel pump, new ignition installed

Dear Doctor: My mom owns a 1989 Ford Taurus. She had a fuel pump and a new ignition switch installed (neither one a ford part). She turns on the ignition and it stalls immediately, and continues to stall unless she … Continue reading

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2003 Toyota Highlander scalloped tires

Dear Doctor: I am the original owner of a 2003 Toyota Highlander with 139,000 miles. On my last oil change I asked the service department to do a tire rotation. As I drove home I felt as though I was … Continue reading

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2009 Hyundai Santa Fe steering wheel lock-up

Dear Doctor: I own a 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe. When I first purchased it I noticed at times the steering wheel and ignition would lock-up. After having service check it out, they replaced the ignition, and the problem stopped. Now, … Continue reading

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