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.
The other day, Car Doctor John Paul suggested that a leafblower was a good tool for tracking down air leaks. Today, he heads back to the shed to see what other implements he can use to diagnose problems.
If there’s anything you should know about Car Doctor John Paul it’s that the man is frugal. Why spend money on ultrasonic leak detectors to find an annoying whistle when you have a perfectly good leafblower right in your shed?
When your car starts doing a the Hipshake Shimmy at highway speed, it’s typically the fault of bad tires, steering or suspension components. But it can be transmission related, and might not be all that expensive to remedy.