Ordinarily, the 2001 Acura TL generated 255hp from its 3.2-liter V-6. In our reader’s case, he’s nowhere near that. What’s the problem?
The best way to find out what’s wrong with your car is to diagnose the problem, rather than just throwing random parts at it. Good thing John Paul jumped in before an unnecessary head gasket replacement still didn’t fix the problem.
Usually when someone tells you their car stinks, it’s a reflection on its abilities as a daily driver. This time it’s more literal.
Our reader hits AAA Car Doctor John Paul with a question on the weird brake calipers on a Malibu Hybrid.
This week, Car Doctor John Paul fields a question about a Service Engine light illuminated on the dash of a Toyota Camry from the Clinton Era:
Now that most of the country is in the depths of winter, heat issues are a constant question for AAA’s Car Doctor, John Paul. Sometimes heat problems can be expensive to fix. This one’s cheap and easy:
Engine misfires are frustratingly intermittent, and difficult to diagnose. AAA Car Doctor John Paul says that with a little bit of smoke, a mechanic might be able to diagnose the problem.
Car Doctor John Paul is full of advice this week, including diagnosing a rough idle and multiple ways a plunger can fix your car.
Well, Car Doctor John Paul is back at it. Over the last few weeks, he’s diagnosed problems with a leaf blower, an old garden hose and even foot powder. This time he’s going under the kitchen sink. We’re betting next week he comes back with a plunger.