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My Battery Dies in Cold

Dear Doctor: I have a 2012 Honda CR-V and the battery dies, especially in the cold, if I don’t use it for a few days. My local Honda center tested the charging circuit and found no problems, but the battery … Continue reading

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Additive May Help with Annoying Transmission Shifts

Dear Doctor: My 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD 2WD has an annoying shift problem. Toyota has added a torque converter to its newer Tacoma models and this may be contributing to the problem, as my older Tacoma shifted well. The shift … Continue reading

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2005 Subaru WRX STi – power steering problem

Dear Doctor: I have a 2005 Subaru WRX STi that I purchased in 2007 with 36,000 miles. It now has 82,000 miles and for the past year or so, the steering tends to cut out on me. I noticed it … Continue reading

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2002 Subaru Legacy GT – timing belt replacement

Dear Doctor: I have a 2002 Subaru Legacy GT four-cylinder with 170,000 miles. The original timing belt was replaced at 105,000 miles (100,000 mile manufacturer recommendation). The shop advises that I replace the timing belt again between 165,000 and 170,000 … Continue reading

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2005 Subaru Legacy GT

Dear Doctor: I have a 2005 Subaru Legacy GT (Turbo). I had the rear oxygen sensor replaced last year, drove 80 miles and it passed inspection. For most of this year the “check engine” light has been on so I … Continue reading

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Should Owner Put Snow Chains on AWD Vehicle?

Dear Doctor: I’ve been told that all-wheel-drive cars cannot use tire chains or cables. I have a Subaru and Ford Freestyle with AWD and live in an area where there is a lot of ice and snow. I’d still like … Continue reading

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