Ford

Use Quality Parts for Ford Super Duty Brakes

Dear Doctor: I’m 74 years old and have always done the brake jobs on all my vehicles. I have a 2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty gas engine truck with 50,000 miles. I replaced the brake calipers after they locked up. … Continue reading

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Why are My Headlights Dim? Find out with Voltage Test

Dear Doctor: I have a 2009 Ram 1500 pickup truck with 79,000 miles. Recently, when I have the low beams on and put on the high beams, all the lights go out, even the fog lights. Is this a switch … Continue reading

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Some Transmissions are Designed for Spirited Driving

Dear Doctor: I’m the original owner of a 2016 Volkswagen Passat SEL with a V-6 engine and the DSG transmission. From day one, the car has shuddered when slowing down for a stop. The service manager test-drove the sedan with … Continue reading

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Squealing Noise Getting the Neighbors Attention

  Dear Doctor: The right rear wheel of my 2005 Toyota Camry is making a scraping sound when driving forward, but not in reverse. My mechanic replaced the rotor with a high-grade ceramic pad, and replaced the rear calipers as … Continue reading

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Owner’s Transmission Needs Factory Overhaul

2013 Ford Focus

Dear Doctor: My daughter has a 2013 Ford Focus with 33,000 miles. She was driving in traffic when an indicator message said the transmission was overheating and to pull over immediately, so she did and had it towed to the … 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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1983 Ford Ranger backfiring, revs, sputters

Dear Doctor: I just bought a 1983 Ford Ranger with the V-6 and four-speed manual transmission. I did a tune-up on it, including new air filter and belts. It’s now backfiring and spitting and sputtering as it revs. When the … Continue reading

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