Motor Age Garage

  • 1991 Volkswagen Corrado
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  • Under the Shade Tree
  • Answer Key to the July 2004 Motor Age Garage Test
  • Should a customer have to pay $600 just to see his instruments at night? Contributor Richard McCuistian tracks down a Wrangler's trouble spot.
  • My friend had owned and enjoyed the clean little two-seater for more than a decade, and even had the engine replaced a couple of years ago because of an overheating problem that had spiraled out of control on a long trip. But recently,
  • Technicians, with experience, become diagnosticians. That is, they learn to listen to the complaint, test various systems on the vehicle and most often, trace the problem to a single cause.
  • Twenty years ago, I worked as a shop foreman in the maintenance department of an offshore service company in Southeast Texas. One day, Brian, a fellow in my department, was at the company airfield doing a routine oil change on a Kubota tractor when h
  • Monday morning. The car was just sitting there, nice and shiny, almost-new looking. Even the tires had been waxed...
  • 1988 Pontiac Grand Prix
  • 2003 Ford Super Duty pickup truck
  • Certified Master Tech James Even wrestles with a ?91 Corrado and reminds us to always check the basics before taking the more complex route.
  • In The Clutch of an Explorer
  • Test to the Motor Age Garage article "The Phantom Ford"
  • Sometimes in life, people make things harder than they have to be. There's always someone who goes around making mountains out of molehills. Then again, there are those times when that molehill is a little hard to climb.
  • If you've been reading my articles, you'll know that I recently took a teaching job at a local technical college.
  • I'm not the first automotive technician who has put words on paper about many of our customers' pie-in-the sky ideas about that mythical, all-powerful 'Machine' we have stashed in the service bay...
  • The Not So Nifty F-150
  • An ?85 Ford F-150 pickup that doesn?t want to start puts Contributing Editor Curt Marsh through the diagnostic paces.
  • Contributor Curt Marsh tackles a 1993 Mazda 626 with a scraping noise in the engine compartment.
  • It was a high-mileage pickup that ran just fine until the owner installed a remanufactured engine...